Final Deadline For Our Next Artist In Residence

At the Pfister, we’re known for our expansive Victorian art collection,  but we are also very proud of the continued evolution of our Artist In Residence program. We have been fortunate to have such talented artists like Reginald Baylor, Katie Musolff, and currently Shelby Keefe, create amazing works of…

28 Nov 2:38 PM 0 Read More...

Bird Wines, The All-American Way

Oh yes, the most gluttonous, diet-busting, football-watching, truly American holiday of the year is upon us once again…Thanksgiving.  An extravaganza of traditional autumn foods in heaping excess, from the cranberry sauce, the candied yams, the fluffy mashed potatoes, the pecan pies, the apple pies, the pumpkin pies…

24 Nov 6:06 PM 1 Read More...

The Pfister's Annual Tree Lighting Event

We will kick off the holiday season with our annual tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, from 5 – 6:30 pm.

Our tree lighting ceremony is a magical experience for the whole family. This year’s event will include cupcake decorating, complimentary holiday treats and much more. While…

23 Nov 2:39 PM 0 Read More...

A Message from Joe Kurth, General Manager

At this special time of year looking ahead to the holiday season we are especially thankful for the overwhelming support for the Pfister in our Brand Madness final four run.  It is a true privilege to have been voted as not only Milwaukee’s number one hotel brand within the…

18 Nov 7:17 PM 0 Read More...

"Wine-ing" about Winter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good grief.  It has already snowed in Wisconsin.  Yes, I have lived here my entire life, but no- I won’t ever welcome the snow.  I don’t ski, snowboard, snowshoe, sled, ice skate, or anything else wholesome and Nordic.  I like…

18 Nov 5:41 PM 0 Read More...

A Concierge Favorite: “Sunday Afternoon”

By Keia Wegner, Assistant Manager at the Pfister Hotel                                                                         

Originally, I was going to write about one of our paintings that are a bit more nationally known.  I had heard through the grapevine that one of our beloved concierges, Peter Mortensen, knew a great back story on the piece I…

17 Nov 7:10 PM 0 Read More...

Brand Madness with Charles Pfister: Final Four

Charles Pfister has a few things to say about the Pfister’s latest battle with the Milwaukee Art Museum and about The Pfister’s room service. Cast your vote for The Pfister in Brand Madness today…

16 Nov 8:12 PM 0 Read More...

News Update: Familiar Voices rally behind the Pfister Hotel

Familiar Voices Rally Behind the Pfister Hotel

Transcript: 

My fellow Americans – and Marcus employees

I’m sue you are aware that I and other former leaders of the free world have had the honor of being a guest here at the fabulous Pfister Hotel. My honey bunch Hilary likes it…

09 Nov 9:50 PM 0 Read More...

BREAKING NEWS: Marcus Theatres Mascot Missing Over Weekend

Stubby, the mascot for Marcus Theatres, was discovered missing from the Majestic Theatre on Saturday morning. Several unverified sightings were reported throughout the day.

According to reports, Stubby was seen from I-94 in the parking lot of the theatre where he was driven away, possibly against his will, in…

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Bubblegum, Bananas & Wine, Oh My!

Every year on the third Thursday of November, no matter where I work or what I do, the same thing happens every year.  Everyone in the world wants to know where we are hiding the Beaujolais Nouveau on our list.  Often, I will feature Beaujolais but never a Beaujolais Nouveau…

05 Nov 1:55 PM 1 Read More...

Shelby Keefe's 30 Paintings in 30 days

Last month, The Pfister Hotel’s Artist in Residence, Shelby Keefe, began her mission to create a painting a day for 30 straight days. Using her own photos and images from the public as inspiration, Keefe has focused her pieces on people in local, urban landscapes.

The 12” by 12…

28 Oct 5:29 PM 0 Read More...

Stories to tell by the Pfister Narrator

It’s that time again. The transition that has been coined the Passing of the Pen. As our current Pfister Narrator prepares to step down from her title, she has some words of wisdom and some insight for our next Pfister Narrator.

Stories to tell by the Pfister Narrator from…

27 Oct 4:49 PM 3 Read More...

How I Stopped Loathing, and Started Loving the Screwcap

I am a sommelier, and my most important job is to recommend the right wine for the right meal for the right guest at the right price.  After a thoughtful question and answer session with my diners, I will go to my cellar and produce a bottle that has been…

27 Oct 12:00 AM 2 Read More...

The Pfister Hotel Selects Ed Makowski as Next In-House Storyteller

The historic Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee has named Ed Makowski as its third ‘Pfister Narrator.’ In the role, he will spend time in the hotel’s lobby, interviewing visitors and guests and sharing their stories on the Pfister’s blog (blog.thepfisterhotel.com). As narrator, he will be posting…

26 Oct 4:48 PM 5 Read More...

Wine Swirls...at the Joseph Phelps Wine Dinner

It was a cold, rainy and miserable night in Milwaukee. Not so long ago, we had been basking in sunshine of an Indian summer…but this had clearly come to an end. A bowl of tomato soup with a grilled cheese enjoyed while snuggled up in a blanket while watching…

21 Oct 2:30 AM 0 Read More...

"Pfister Mary" Reigns Supreme

On Saturday October 15th the Pfister Hotel participated in the East Town Associations, “Heat It Up:Milwaukee’s Bloody Mary and Chili Challenge,” taking place during the Farmers Market inCathedral Square.  With over 20 local restaurants vying for the coveted award, participants took in all the different offerings during the…

18 Oct 10:23 PM 0 Read More...

The Pfister Hotel to Host October Gallery Night

The Pfister Hotel will be showcasing a gallery from 5-9pm, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, as part of Gallery Night and Day, an art event put on by the Historic Third Ward Association and the East Town Association.

Last month, The Pfister Hotel’s Artist in Residence, Shelby Keefe, began…

18 Oct 6:54 PM 1 Read More...

The Business Journal's Milwaukee Brand Madness

Let the madness begin. We know it’s not March, but The Business Journal Milwaukee has launched a NCAA tournament-style competition to see what’s your favorite local brand.

They have selected 64 of the area’s most famous and iconic brands. Now they want to hear who’s…

18 Oct 1:53 PM 0 Read More...

Stone Crab Fishing with Chef Mark Weber

Mason Street Grill has always been committed to provided the freshest seafood possible. As a testament to Mason Street Grill’s commitment, Executive Chef Mark Weber was invited along on a stone crab fishing excursion in the Gulf of Mexico with our new crab distributor. Read along as Chef Weber…

17 Oct 6:19 PM 0 Read More...

Daniel Ridgway Knight's "The Rose Garden"

By Keia Wegner, Assistant Manager at the Pfister Hotel

Daniel Ridgway Knight (1839-1924) was an American artist born in Philadelphia.  In 1871 he moved to France where he purchased a house and studio at Poissy on the Seine.  This was a perfect area for him as it provided lush…

13 Oct 10:22 PM 5 Read More...

Wine Swirls again, with the Pfister Sommelier

A Case for Riesling

I have a confession to make.  I used to drink Moscato d’Asti, Riesling, Muscat from California on ice, wine coolers, and Stoli Raspberry with lemonade.  This is a pretty typical roster of beverages that any 21 year old female would enjoy.  I could not stomach…

06 Oct 3:53 AM 0 Read More...

Victorian Artwork in the Pfister Hotel [VIDEO]

Meet Keia, Hotel Assistant Manager for the Pfister Hotel.

With a MA in Public History and Museum Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Keia is the right person for the job of bringing our Victorian Art walking tour to life.

Victorian Artwork in the Pfister Hotel from PfisterHotel on…

28 Sep 10:13 PM 0 Read More...

Wine Swirls again, with the Pfister Sommelier

Todays lesson, “Don’t Be Scared of the Sommelier.”

Don’t be scared of the Sommelier.  I may be a salesperson, but my ultimate goal is to find the right wine for the right guest.  Here is some simple advise on how to order a bottle of wine when dining…

21 Sep 11:41 PM 0 Read More...

Shelby Keefe: 30 paintings in 30 days [VIDEO]

With any form of artistic expression, the importance of daily practice promotes the mastering of techniques. The practice of creating a Painting a Day, which was introduced by artist Duane Keiser in 2004, for the purpose of selling his work through an Internet blog, has led to a movement of…

21 Sep 9:44 PM 0 Read More...

Still Accepting Submissions for 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Shelby is fast at work on her first of the “30 Paintings in 30 Days.”Shelby is still looking to her fans for visual inspiration. Her approach is to paint the figure in an urban landscape but she needs some extra photos to choose from.

Send your photos to PfisterPhotos…

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