29 Aug 2015

Southern Discomfort

Southern Discomfort

I can’t help but overhear the fella at the bar with the full glass of Scotch placed before him at 2:30 in the afternoon on a weekday. He’s a loud talker, try and the round sounds coming at the end of his sentences tells me that he has enjoyed his fair share of humid summers […]

23 Aug 2015

The Birthday Girl Answers the Birthday Questions

The Birthday Girl Answers the Birthday Questions

My ears perked up the minute I heard Dr. Hollander playing the familiar strains of “Happy Birthday.” It’s certainly one of my favorite tunes, and and the venerable Dr. Jeffrey Hollander, our long-admired pianist in the Lobby Lounge, pounds it out well on the old ivories. I scanned the bar for the person who looked […]

21 Aug 2015

One Night Only in the Lobby Lounge…DeLorenzo and Rivers!

One Night Only in the Lobby Lounge…DeLorenzo and Rivers!

Victor DeLorenzo and I share a few things when it comes to Milwaukee. One of those is history. The other is the Pfister. Let’s get the history right out of the way, ailment shall we. Many years ago Victor and I first crossed paths when we had both been cast as performers in a play […]

14 Aug 2015

The Golden Tee Time of My Life

The Golden Tee Time of My Life

Right now, seek there is literally nothing in the world that can contain my joy and happiness. I just had, to say the least, a great moment at the Pfister. Today I itched my thirteen-year-old boy scratch at the Pfister. And no, I didn’t finally get up the nerve to ask Jenny to the school […]

6 Aug 2015

This Week Everyone Looks Great in Spandex and Running Shoes

This Week Everyone Looks Great in Spandex and Running Shoes

Picking someone to talk to in the Pfister Lobby who is decked out in spandex shorts and isn’t afraid to sweat a little is like shooting fish in a barrel for the next few days. Milwaukee seems to be the fitness center of the world this week, medical and the Pfister is a sort of […]

5 Aug 2015

It Is Time to Speak of Cake

It Is Time to Speak of Cake

I have some great stories to tell you all about some great Pfister visitors. But not today. Today it is finally time to speak of cake. It’s a languid summer day here at the Pfister, click and on days like this guests are relaxed and casual. There’s a couple of guys in the lobby nursing […]