Parkside 23

First off, this place is amazing. I was fortunate enough to be taken here for a work function, so the food was plentiful and I was able to try more things off the menu than I usually would have. My stomach was uncomfortably full, and my tastebuds were so thankful. Parkside 23 offers a wide... Continue Reading →


Milwaukee Art Museum – (and MAM After Dark parties!)

I've been to the Milwaukee Art Museum a number of times, but never actually during normal museum hours. That's because, once a month, the museum opens for an adults-only after-hours party, complete with themed music, food, drinks, and activities. The exhibit halls are open as well to peruse - you just won't get a tour... Continue Reading →

Lost Valley Cider Co

Be still my heart, I went to a bar and loved everything I tried - and none of it was wine or cocktails! I know many people are neutral about ciders. For me, they oftentimes still tasted too much like beer; for friends, they were too sweet or not beer-y enough. However, I think this... Continue Reading →

Tin Widow

New favorite bar alert! From the outside, this Walker's Point bar looks like it would be a dive... but step inside and you've got a speakeasy-esque cocktail joint. It specializes in gin cocktails but has spirits of all kinds.... and if you think all whiskey sours are made equal, then you are wrong. I could... Continue Reading →

Purple Door Ice Cream

If you look at the picture for this post, you may notice a flavor called "beer and pretzels" - that's right folks, we've gone full Wisconsin with this ice cream shop. Purple Door Ice Cream is a Milwaukee classic - and you can find it in person in the 5th Ward or in your local... Continue Reading →

Story Hill BKC

Tucked away, kind of in the middle of nowhere on the west side of Milwaukee, is a little place called Story Hill BKC. The name sounds magical, and dear reader, this place is. It's quiet, it's quaint, and it's attached to a liquor store that has a seriously impressive selection. The BKC in the name... Continue Reading →


Yes, most people do a double-take when reading or hearing the name for the first time. And yes, some people giggle. However, Balzac is nothing to laugh at - this Brady Street restaurant and wine bar has got it all, and it shows. They were actually voted best wine bar 5 years in a row,... Continue Reading →

La Masa Empanada Bar

I so wish I had a picture to go along with this post, because La Masa (on Brady Street) is one of my favorite Milwaukee restaurants so far. It's such a gem - delicious food, always open when I need them to be, and there's never a wait to get in! It's not infrequently that... Continue Reading →

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