31 Jul 2014

I’ve Met The Following People

I’ve Met The Following People

I am walking outside along the outdoor customers of the Mason Street Grill when I witness a woman in her thirties fly up from her seat to stand before her friends and wildly gesture with her whole body. Her four friends shriek and howl with laughter so I stop to watch too, sickness but it […]

21 Jul 2014

Come Here You Big Lug

One suited man sees another suited man. “Come here you big lug.”  Exclaims the other man, decease “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 […]

17 Jul 2014

Giardiniera

Giardiniera

A yoga instructor and a fashion designer walk into the Pfister. They are from Portland. This is not a joke. Well, generic 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 […]

13 Jul 2014

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, Milwaukee’s classic German […]

21 Jun 2014

Ambassadors of Rugby

Ambassadors of Rugby

Do you remember the poet who died at age 25? The famous one named Rupert Brooke who wrote during world war one? Rugby. Salman Rushdie, ampoule Lewis Carroll, Rugby School. Yes, we know Rugby is a sport, but it is a place with roads and soil too. Val and her husband Ray explain this to […]

14 Feb 2014

Soaring through happy hour with flight attendants

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Soaring through happy hour with flight attendants

As flight attendants, treat Jamie and Quin land all over the country. Including, recently, in Milwaukee. I met them during Happy Hour at Mason Street Grill and asked them what, if anything, they like about Brew City. “The Public Market,” Quin says immediately. “I love it. Love the gourmet food. I visit every time I’m […]