Milwaukee meet izakaya: Wednesday nights at Blue Jacket
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:09:00 CDT - Izakayas are ubiquitous in Japan; but over the past few years they've begun to creep into larger food cities across the U.S. And it seems about time for Milwaukee to get a taste of the trend.
Talking relationships and acting with Peter Story of "Men Are from Mars ... "
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:16:00 CDT - Though the idea of adapting the enormously popular 1992 book "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus" may seem like an obvious choice, translating a book of relationship advice into a coherent piece of entertainment can be tough. Peter Story, however, thinks they've pulled it off. Before he hits the stage, however, we talked to Story about putting on a one-man show, his own relationship advice and working with Quentin Tarantino.
6 super-skinny wallets reviewed
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:33:00 CDT - I'm a little obsessed with minimalist wallets. Ever since I realized that sitting on a "Costanza wallet" in my back pocket was bad for lots of reasons, I've been searching for the skinniest front pocket wallet out there.
"300: Rise of an Empire": Madness? This! Is! Mediocre!
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:06:00 CDT - After "300" made a shocking amount of money for an R-rated release, much less one in March, a sequel was rumored and eventually announced. Considering 299 of our title characters wind up dead by the end, even die-hard fans had to ask: "What's the point?" Well, now "300: Rise of an Empire" is here to answer that question with a resounding, "I dunno."
Top 5 Packers free agent signings
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:05:00 CDT - Teams can officially sign unrestricted free agents this afternoon, and while the Green Bay Packers don't have a "storied" history of bringing aboard talent developed elsewhere, they have signed a handful that made big impacts.
Are Yelp reviews harmful or helpful?
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:07:00 CDT - Local business owners, service industry employees and diners weigh in with their thoughts about Yelp reviews.
Where there's Hood Smoke, there's a bass line on fire
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:16:00 CDT - Bryan Doherty of the Chicago-based jazz-infused rock band Hood Smoke is quietly becoming a star of the bass world. But while his thumping bass lines have that jazzy soul groove sound you'd expect from a band that calls the Windy City home, it's the Cream City that Doherty originally called home.
15 years in numbers
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 13:01:00 CDT - As we celebrate 15 years in Milwaukee media, OnMilwaukee.com takes a mathematical look at just how much has happened in our city since 1998.
Sun, 7 Apr 2013 06:02:00 CDT - This is where we're going to collect ideas for stories that eventually can put on the budget.
A Meditation on reggae: A great roots harmony trio plays Shank Hall
Sat, 17 Mar 2012 09:03:00 CDT - In honor of this weekend's Milwaukee performance by The Meditations, we present five great 1970s reggae harmony groups - not an easy list to narrow down.
Summerfest on a stick
Sat, 18 Jun 2011 05:16:00 CDT - No one can deny that State Fair is THE food stick festival. But just because Summerfest boasts dozens and dozens of national bands on its many stages each year, doesn't mean that it isn't keeping an eye on stick trends in outdoor festival dining.
Professional boxing steps back into the ring in Milwaukee
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:46:00 CDT - Professional boxing is coming back to Milwaukee, and it's not a moment too soon as the sport has been absent for too long a time.
Energy 106.9's Taylor Vaughn headed to Cayman Islands
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:06:00 CDT - Taylor Vaughn, the former on-air host on WXSS-FM 103.7 Kiss FM, and, more recently, on middays at WNRG-FM 106.9, is now headed to ZFZZ in the Cayman Islands.
Segura will try to keep even keel after All-Star season
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:15:00 CDT - After not playing winter ball for the first time, Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura feels strong headed into 2014. But, he's not putting any additional pressure on himself to follow up his All-Star 2013 season.
Marcus Restaurants put local ingredients "Straight to Your Plate"
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:11:00 CDT - Local ingredients will be the star of a new program led by the culinary team at Marcus Restaurants. The program, called "Straight to Your Plate," will highlight the stories behind unique local ingredients being used in the restaurants.
Urban spelunking: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:01:00 CDT - St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church is a bit like Milwaukee's own Mont Saint-Michel. Its imposing Gothic spires sprout from a high point in the city, soaring above everything around it. But, geographically, it also feels a bit cut off, like the French religious site at high tide, with the expressway to the west, the freeway-like McKinley Boulevard to the south. You can see it from everywhere, but it's not immediately clear how to reach it. Trust me, it's worth the minor effort of getting there.
5 Questions for The Get Hot
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:05:00 CDT - There's a new band on the rockabilly/swing circuit in town and it's The Get Hot. The band, which has just issued its first CD, includes four veteran musicians that have worked in a variety of local groups and is now firmly focused on blending the best of American roots music - from blues to rockabilly to western swing to jazz - into a toe-tapping sound designed to get you out of your seat.
Iron Horse rides the line between bike culture and boutique hotels
Sun, 9 Mar 2014 09:04:00 CDT - The Iron Horse turned five this year and it is the first hotel in the industry geared toward motorcycle enthusiasts, business travelers, wedding parties and vacationers. Here's a first person account of an overnight experience.
Social Circle: What's the coolest hotel you've stayed in?
Sun, 9 Mar 2014 05:10:00 CDT - The OnMilwaukee.com editors shared their favorite hotels yesterday and now, the Social Circle extends its top pick for vacation overnights.
Refuge Smoothie Cafe hopes to resonate with community
Sat, 8 Mar 2014 13:06:00 CDT - Walking through the door at the new Refuge Smoothie Cafe, 2328 N. Farwell Ave., one's attention is immediately drawn to an orange-lettered motto on the blue wall above the front counter that reads, "To enjoy our lives and to help others enjoy theirs." The phrase is Joshua Janis' mission statement for his own life and for his new smoothie business.