23 Dec 2011

Take your grandmother out for Afternoon Tea

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Last weekend my grandma and I decided to go out for afternoon tea. I don’t believe anyone’s ever taken tea with my grandmother, aside from a bag she dropped in a mug above her stove. When my mom called to remind her, my grandma asked what she should wear for such an occasion, what is […]

22 Dec 2011

Baking Up Hope This Holiday Season

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Marcus Restaurants donates 500 cookies to Hope House MILWAUKEE – December 22, 2011 – For the third year in a row, chefs from Marcus Restaurants are helping to make this holiday season a little sweeter for those in need. This morning, they donated 500 cookies to Hope House in Milwaukee. Hope House is an emergency […]

13 Dec 2011

The Sparkling Season

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I am a geek for sparkling wines.  This is one of my very favorite seasons as there are so MANY occasions to elegantly sip Champagne and share toasts with my friends and family.  I cannot imagine a Christmas Eve dinner at my house without a few bottles of something bubbly chilling in my outdoor cellar […]

3 Dec 2011

The Good Life in Blu (is a cocktail too)

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Last night I was able to listen to a concert with pianist Dr. Jeffrey Hollander. The good doctor plays every first Thursday of the month on the 23rd floor at Blu, the cocktail lounge which looks east over Lake Michigan. Patrons sat at tables which radiated from the piano. Couples sat close to one another in a […]

2 Dec 2011

A Great Milwaukee’s Favorite Cookie Contest Entry

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Here at the Pfister, we love a great story. When we received this great story from Jill Drury who entered our Marcus Resturant’s Milwaukee’s Best Cookie Contest. Nothing says tradition like a grandma passing great recipes, techniques, and a few special secrets to the next generation. Great story Jill, thanks for sharing… It was a crisp Fall […]

28 Nov 2011

Your City Through Visiting Eyes- “Absolutely Gobsmacked!”

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  The other night I was sitting in the lobby lounge editing photographs on my computer. Something a bar patron said caught my ear and made me laugh. I don’t remember what exactly he said, but the gentleman’s tone and volume invited anybody within earshot to join. Hearing my chuckle he turned around, delighted that […]