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Alissa Lawton's Articles
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Dining - Sept. 23, 2012
A bite at Buckley's
I've been trying to eat at new places rather than my favorite standbys every weekend. I'd been to Buckley's, located at 801 N. Cass St., just once before for brunch, so I figured it didn't really count as a repeat if I was going for dinner. With a different meal you get a new atmosphere, crowd and most importantly, menu options.
Festival Guide - Aug. 10, 2012
Grazin' through the State Fair
I try really hard to watch what I eat. But, once a year something comes along that is laden in unavoidable unhealthiness, and despite my best efforts my healthy eating habits go straight out the window. We know it. We love it. It is the Wisconsin State Fair.
Dining - July 14, 2012
Brunching at Blue's Egg
I met some friends at Blue's Egg last Sunday for my favorite meal: brunch. They'd been before, but I was a first timer and the place lived up to every bit of hype I'd heard. After two cups of complimentary coffee - a nice touch since the wait was over an hour at that point - we were seated and starving.
Living - April 15, 2011
When tax forms make grown women cry
I have come to a point in my life where I feel like I should really have my "stuff" together. I'm not in college, I'm approaching 30, I have a full time job, a car loan, rent, etc. and I feel like I should really be on top of my game in all life's aspects. A small fraction of the time I do feel that way, but then tax season hits and I become a bumbling moron.
Tagged with: Alissa Lawton, taxes, April 15, W2
Travel & Visitors Guide - April 6, 2011
Mexico's Riviera Maya makes for a week of fun in the sun (and water)
The week went by too fast, but still provided plenty of time to eat, drink and laze around in the sun.
Bars & Clubs - March 31, 2011
Spring brings a fashion show, new Alterra cafe and more
Alissa gets roped into a benefit fashion show ... and loves it. A trip to the newish Alterra in Shorewood and some serious end-of-winter couch potato time made last weekend a great one.
Bars & Clubs - March 14, 2011
Weekends are for working out, tanning and game nights?
Alissa takes it easy on a Friday night, grabs a tan and, although skeptical, gets way into Game Night.
Bars & Clubs - Feb. 18, 2011
A sniffling Wauwatosa weekend filled with cheese and charity
Alissa fights off the flu long enough to help inflate bids at a charity auction, and spice up a Bloody Mary.
Milwaukee Buzz - Feb. 14, 2011
Reflections on a tipsy, tasty Super Bowl weekend
Super Bowl weekend was filled with tasty food and drink, and a little exercise, for Alissa.
Bars & Clubs - Feb. 7, 2011
Milwaukee Chili Bowl is a winner
Date night, a basketball game and the Milwaukee Chili Bowl made for a busy weekend for Alissa last week.
Milwaukee Buzz - Jan. 28, 2011
Wandering into enemy territory before the NFC championship
Alissa Lawton was in enemy territory the night before the Packers game against the Bears while attending a Cycstic Fibrosis research fundraiser.
Bars & Clubs - Jan. 21, 2011
Flu can't stop Alissa from a weekend of birthday bashes
Alissa fights off the flu for a birthday party-filled weekend.
Tagged with: Spin, Karma, parties
Bars & Clubs - Jan. 10, 2011
New Year is mixed bag of thrills and chills
As I get older, New Year's Eve seems to have less and less of a draw. It's a magical holiday filled with expectations and anticipation, whether it's who you're going to kiss at midnight or what the New Year will hold. But the actual event of finding something really crazy, fun, and over-the-top to do usually doesn't live up to the suspense.
Holiday Guide - Dec. 28, 2010
Cheesy Christmas sweaters are bad fashion, good party starter
Cheesy Christmas sweater parties are quickly becoming the best way to celebrate the holidays with your friends on a cold winter's night. Because while they may be sins against fashion, sweaters are warm and therefore perfect for Wisconsin in December.
Bars & Clubs - Dec. 17, 2010
Ginger's pepper martini wows
My roommate's birthday was a great excuse to get a group together for tapas, but if Ginger's Butternut Squash is involved any excuse will do.
Tagged with: Ginger, Hinterland, martinis
Dining - Dec. 13, 2010
One night, two tiny Milwaukee treasures
Last Friday I finally did it. I went to Nessun Dorma and had dinner rather than just having drinks and jealously salivating over the neighboring table's menu choices.
Marketplace - Dec. 3, 2010
A latte buys Alissa's black Friday participation
I love shopping, and for the most part, I'm pretty frugal about spending. I'm always looking for a deal. So it might be a bit surprising that I've never dared to venture out on Black Friday. Until this year. Gulp!
Dining - Nov. 17, 2010
Alissa ventures out into a brave new delicious world
I went out to dinner with one of my favorite couples last Friday and concluded it was time to branch out a little. I've lived on the East Side the majority of the time I've been in Milwaukee and yet, I've never been to Cempazuchi, 1205 E. Brady Street. I KNOW!
Bars & Clubs - Nov. 8, 2010
Halloween pub crawl: a recap
My boyfriend is known far and wide for organizing some epic pub crawls. The destinations are always a surprise, and each year and each crawl is different than the last. However, a few traditions have surfaced over the years.
Bars & Clubs - Oct. 28, 2010
A birthday "spin" around Third Ward bars
My birthday parties have definitely changed in the past couple of years. I'm not all that OK with getting older, but, as our lives change and get busier, it's great to have the perfect excuse to get your friends together and celebrate another year of life.
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