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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

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Donate, help others and eat.
Donate, help others and eat. (Photo: Cousins Subs)

Donate food at Cousins, get a free sub

Today through Dec. 8, participating Cousins Subs locations host a food drive to benefit the Hunger Task Force.

And, if the incentive to help isn't enough if you donate three non-perishable items and buy a regular sized beverage at any of the following Cousins Subs locations, you'll get a free 7 1/2-inch sub.

  • 4134 W. Villard Ave.
  • 3058 E. Layton Ave., St. Francis
  • 12325 W. Burleigh St., Wauwatosa
  • 530 W. Sunset Dr., Waukesha
  • 9124 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis
  • 6810 W. State St., Wauwatosa
  • 7603 W. Burleigh St.
  • 10716 W. Oklahoma Ave., West Allis
  • 1612 W. Wisconsin Ave.
  • 5333 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale
  • 135 W. Rawson Ave., Oak Creek
  • N79 W14727 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls
  • 3104 S. 27th St.
  • 1233 E. Brady St.
  • 1469 S. 108th St., West Allis

"By working with an organization that aligns with our overall mission to ‘Make It Better,’ we can make a lasting, positive change in the communities we call home," said Justin McCoy, vice president of marketing at Cousins Subs, in a statement.

"The work of the Hunger Task Force is essential for a healthier, happier community and we’re proud to assist them in preventing hunger."  

Since 2010, Cousins Subs has donated more than 3,700 pounds of food to the Hunger Task Force with 600 pounds donated in 2013.

The Big O is juicy!
The Big O is juicy! (Photo: Andy Tarnoff)

Two Wisconsin burgers make new "21 Juicy Burgers" list

Buzzfeed is out with another one of its lists that features a Milwaukee location.  Also included in Mackenzie Kruvant's new "21 Juicy Burgers That Will Ruin You For All Other Burger" is the Kenosha iconic stop, The Spot.

Yep, Oscar's and the The Spot are officially two of the "21 Juicy Burgers That Will Ruin You For All Other Burgers."  I'll agree with both.  Oscar's is great, and as a son of a Kenosha mom I've long been a fan of The Spot.  Not only of its burgers but also its delicious root beer whirls.

Here's what Buzzfeed said about The Spot: 

20. Cheeseburger at The Spot Drive-In in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Spot Drive-In is a no-frills burger spot. You won’t find any fancy topping options, just a good old-fashioned burger. If simple is your style, head to 2117 75th St., Kenosha.

And, here's its Oscar's blurb:

21. Big O at Oscar’s Pub & Grill in Milwaukee. Bring your big appetite to Oscar’s for a Big O, an 8-ounce Black Angus burger with chipotle Jack, Gouda, bacon, chorizo, fried onions, and jalapeños. Let it fill your belly and dreams at 1712 W Pierce St.

Read the complete list of "21 Juicy Burgers That Will Ruin You For All Other Burger" here

The MSOE who?
The MSOE who?

The Alverno who? Stritch what?

We all seem to know the nicknames of the major colleges and universities in greater Milwaukee,.  Marquette's the Golden Eagles. Although, even after 20 years, the students still chant "Here we go Warriors, here we go." UWM? The Panthers. The Badgers, of course, grace the uniforms and halls at UW.  

But what about the other colleges and universities in the area?  The topic of sports nicknames came up recently during my Bucks ticket draft.  No one could name Carroll College's mascot. It's Carroll University now, by the way. Cardinal Stritch University?  I got my MBA there and didn't even know it had sports, much less a mascot.  

So, here's a test.  

Name the nicknames.  Click on the links for the answers.  Go.

Alverno College
Alverno is a charter member of the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC).
Answer?  Click here

Carroll University
Carroll offers 20 NCAA Division III sponsored sports (10 women, 10 men) that compete within the Midwest Conference.  
Answer?  Click here.

Cardinal Stritch University
CSU competes in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Answer?  Click here

Concordia University
CUW fields 23 varsity NCAA Division III sport programs and sponsor spirit squads in cheer and dance.
Answer?  Click here.   

Milwaukee Area Technical College
MATC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and compete in the North Central Community College Conference (N4C).
Answer?  Click here

Milwaukee School of Engineering
MSOE is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
Answer?  Click here

Mount Mary University
Mount Mary is a NCAA Division III institution for six programs: basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.
Answer? Click here.  

Meet Hunter Hayes on Thursday in Milwaukee.
Meet Hunter Hayes on Thursday in Milwaukee.

Meet Hunter Hayes, help fight hunger

Last week it was James Taylor, this week it's Hunter Hayes.

Yep, we have another meet and greet opportunity for you.  Just click here to bid on a chance to win two great seats for Hayes' show this week at the BMO Harris Bradley Center and a meet and greet with the rising country star.  Hayes' concert, with special guests Dan + Shay and The Railers, is Thursday, Nov. 13.

Proceeds from this auction go to Hunger Task Force, and for tax-deduction purposes, the tickets in this package are valued at at $84. The opportunity to meet Hayes', though, is priceless.  

Bidding ends Wednesday at noon.