• Come Here You Big Lug

    Come Here You Big Lug

    One suited man sees another suited man. “Come here you big lug.”  Exclaims the other man, “What do you mean ‘a big lug?!’” The two of them proceed to do the manly anti-hug where they grab each other’s arms and smack each other on the back. The smack is so loud it echoes in my ears. Smack,...

  • Giardiniera

    Giardiniera

    A yoga instructor and a fashion designer walk into the Pfister. They are from Portland. This is not a joke. Well, maybe it is. Kimberlee and Ashley pose with baby Quinn in front of the painting of kittens in a basket. Quinn wants to hold my hand (and her mother’s hand) so that she can walk down the hallway ...

  • Pineapples Visit Sauerkraut Boulevard

    Pineapples Visit Sauerkraut Boulevard

    Mark and Delores (who have a German last name) are here from Miami. They are getting the German Milwaukee experience. They toured the Pabst Mansion, did a beer tasting and are asking who Captain Pabst (Pabst beer's founder) was close friends with. Honestly, I don't know.* Delores bought a T-shirt from Mader's...

  • La Belle Fleur et Le Verdant

    La Belle Fleur et Le Verdant

    La Belle Fleur (the beautiful flower), is a pear infused vodka recipe that Katrina is following today. She is still deciding on her own name for it, but knows she wants it to be French. She is teaching herself French from an application on her phone. Trois de poire (three pears) is the traditional name...

  • How Young Paul Got His Name

    How Young Paul Got His Name

    One day I plop down on the couch near a woman and her family because they look like they are having a riotous conversation and I want in. The woman is having tea with her former boss and her children. She cackles at my idea of him as the father of her children. "He's actually the son I gave up for adoption...

  • We Are The Larvae Eaters

    We Are The Larvae Eaters

    “Next year we we’ll have 120 pounds of honey coming outta the two hives,” says Brian Frakes, Pfister head chef and as of this year, beekeeper. He takes me up to the roof; where 24 stories above the ground the bees await their sugar water refill. He lights the burlap in his smoker and climbs into a ...

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