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North Point Lighthouse to host the Light Keeper’s Art Show and Sale, June 23.
Press Release

North Point Lighthouse to host the Light Keeper’s Art Show and Sale, June 23.

Art Show and Sale will feature over 100 pieces in various mediums including watercolor, photography and jewelry.

Plenty of Horne: Lakefront Brewery Embraces the Can
Plenty of Horne

Lakefront Brewery Embraces the Can

Along with some new logos. The canning is done by Stevens Point Brewery.

Plenty of Horne: Landmark Celebrates 90 Years
Plenty of Horne

Landmark Celebrates 90 Years

Celebration by classic bowling alley includes special Lakefront beers.

Plenty of Horne: Could Pabst Brewery Transform Industry?
Plenty of Horne

Could Pabst Brewery Transform Industry?

CEO sees new Milwaukee brewery as place for innovative creations.

New Public Charity Seeks to Revive Old Custom: Bells to Herald the New Year as a Message of Peace
Press Release

New Public Charity Seeks to Revive Old Custom: Bells to Herald the New Year as a Message of Peace

Announcing the formation of the Bells of Milwaukee, Inc.

Bar Exam: Pourman’s Used To Be Sausage Factory
Bar Exam

Pourman’s Used To Be Sausage Factory

Yet it's been a tavern for more than a century. This is truly old Milwaukee.

Beer City: Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Was a Winner
Beer City

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Was a Winner

Peanut butter beer? Bubblegum flavored? Wild variety offered by 100 brewers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fresh Thyme Opens Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fresh Thyme Opens Downtown

See inside Milwaukee's newest grocery store, with the "spirit of a farmer's market."

Bar Exam: Riverwest Tavern Is Very Dog-Friendly
Bar Exam

Riverwest Tavern Is Very Dog-Friendly

There's been a neighborhood bar here for 100 years. The dogs are more recent.

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Announces Grand Opening of Milwaukee Store
Press Release

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Announces Grand Opening of Milwaukee Store

Midwest Specialty Retailer Expansion Efforts Continue with the Opening of First Wisconsin Store

Bar Exam: Roman Coin a Pub For Pooches
Bar Exam

Roman Coin a Pub For Pooches

Pets are welcome at the historic, 1890 tavern. It's a classic hangout.

Plenty of Horne: Live From Milwaukee, It’s MSNBC!
Plenty of Horne

Live From Milwaukee, It’s MSNBC!

Chris Matthews and company are broadcasting to the world from Lakefront Brewery.

Plenty of Horne: City Birthday Party All About Dining

Contribution to Chris Wiken of $50

Plenty of Horne: City Birthday Party All About Dining

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $50

Plenty of Horne: City Birthday Party All About Dining

Contribution to Nik Kovac of $50

Plenty of Horne: City Birthday Party All About Dining
Plenty of Horne

City Birthday Party All About Dining

Politicians and candidate hopefuls mix with winners of dining awards.

Lakefront Brewery’s Growing Power Ale Honored at 6th Annual Good Food Awards
Press Release

Lakefront Brewery’s Growing Power Ale Honored at 6th Annual Good Food Awards

Lakefront Brewery was one of 14 breweries recognized at the event.

Bar Exam: Lakefront Brewery

Contribution to Chris Wiken of $50

Bar Exam: Lakefront Brewery

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $50

Bar Exam: Lakefront Brewery
Bar Exam

Lakefront Brewery

This popular attraction is not just for tours anymore.

Plenty of Horne: Mystery of the Curve’s Urinal

Contribution to Nik Kovac of $100

Plenty of Horne: Mystery of the Curve’s Urinal

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $50

Plenty of Horne: Mystery of the Curve’s Urinal
Plenty of Horne

Mystery of the Curve’s Urinal

Russ Klisch and I set out to rescue a massive old urinal from a tavern about to be torn down. Then things got complicated.

Plenty of Horne: MIAD Apartments Changes Irk Bauman, Who Demands Fix
Plenty of Horne

MIAD Apartments Changes Irk Bauman, Who Demands Fix

A planned community gathering space instead becomes an underwhelming staircase.

Plenty of Horne: Barrett’s Birthday Party

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $100

Plenty of Horne: Barrett’s Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Barrett’s Birthday Party

The mayor's celebration is 11 days late. And Lakefront Brewery shatters its record for annual barrels manufactured.

Plenty of Horne: The Governor as Grinch
Plenty of Horne

The Governor as Grinch

Walker's crass campaign pitch, a weird art thief and the Santa Rampage.

Plenty of Horne: Brewing as a Conceptual Art
Plenty of Horne

Brewing as a Conceptual Art

Brenner Brewing has a ways to go before it functions as a working brewery. Plus: a fundraiser for the anti-Clarke candidate.

Plenty of Horne: Grand Opening of Marsupial Bridge Connector
Plenty of Horne

Grand Opening of Marsupial Bridge Connector

Hurrah! Newly-opened Trestle Stair connects Marsupial Bridge to Commerce Street and better knits neighborhoods.

Photo Gallery: A Very Pleasant Opening
Photo Gallery

A Very Pleasant Opening

Photos and gossip from the ceremonial opening of the Pleasant Street Bridge.

Plenty of Horne: Daglas Does Dallas
Plenty of Horne

Daglas Does Dallas

After a brief stay as Milwaukee Magazine editor, Cristina Daglas is off to become editor of D Magazine!

Plenty of Horne: Local Artist’s Gift to Obama Gets Complicated
Plenty of Horne

Local Artist’s Gift to Obama Gets Complicated

Tim Meyerring's present to the president gets caught up in the law on gifts and consultations with the White House assessor.

Brew Pub Legislation

Brew Pub Legislation

Milwaukee Ale House Viewed From the Milwaukee River Originally uploaded by purpleslog A anti-capitalism, pro-lobbying law was snuck into the state budget. It had been protested already this summer by Milwaukee Ale House owner Jim McCabe when the idea was floated originally. I’ll let you form your own opinion, but I can’t figure out a […]

Plenty of Horne: Beer Protest Spill a Spash!
Plenty of Horne

Beer Protest Spill a Spash!

The Spirit of ’07 Milwaukee Beer Party Protest and Demonstration was a good old-fashioned publicity stunt that brought cameras and crowds to the Milwaukee Ale House on Tuesday, July 10th, 2007.

Plenty of Horne: Brewpub Owners to Protest “Brewpub Tourism Development” Act
Plenty of Horne

Brewpub Owners to Protest “Brewpub Tourism Development” Act

Who could oppose a bill with the apparently forthright name of “Brewpub Tourism Development Act”?

The Roundup: Buffett Tour on Hold
The Roundup

Buffett Tour on Hold

“Spirit – The Seventh Fire” has been put on hiatus.

The Roundup: “Groundbreaking” for Bridge
The Roundup

“Groundbreaking” for Bridge

It’s not really a groundbreaking without a shovel, so Cecelia Gilbert of the Department of Public Works brought five well-used, albeit ceremonial, spades to the Thursday 27 May event celebrating the beginning of construction of the Holton Marsupial Bridge. Obliging dignitaries, sensing a photo-op, grabbed the shovels and pantomimed digging them into the asphalt pavement […]

The Roundup: The Inaugural
The Roundup

The Inaugural

Marvin Pratt did not stand up with the crowd when Tom Barrett was inaugurated mayor, and the press has made a good deal of the slight. However, just after Judge Louis Butler administered the oath of office to the new mayor, Barrett’s first comments were to commend Pratt, and the former acting mayor did stand […]

The Roundup: Pratt’s “Reimbursement” Mystery Money
The Roundup

Pratt’s “Reimbursement” Mystery Money

Acting Mayor Pockets $7,500 with no explanation

The Roundup: No Challenge to Hill Papers
The Roundup

No Challenge to Hill Papers

But Halbrooks says Election Commission’s Extended Hours Helped Opponent

The Roundup: Bobot Calls for Term Limit
The Roundup

Bobot Calls for Term Limit

Vince Bobot plans to request a change in the City Charter to limit the term of Milwaukee Mayor to two consecutive terms.