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The #peopleofsummerfest are waiting for you at the Henry Maier Festival Park.
The #peopleofsummerfest are waiting for you at the Henry Maier Festival Park. (Photo: Vallen Alexander Gillet)

Meet the #peopleofsummerfest

The OnMilwaukee.com Summer Festivals Guide is presented by Pick 'n Save, Where Wisconsin Saves on Groceries. Pick 'n Save is Wisconsin proud, and excited to help promote and feed the great Milwaukee summer that includes festivals and fun nearly every day. Click to save here!

We typically highlight the great shows, acts, food and more at Summerfest. Here are some the #peopleofsummerfest that make the experience of the Big Gig all the better. All photos by VallenAlexander

Posted by OnMilwaukee.com on Friday, June 26, 2015
Win tickets to some of your favorite Milwaukee events such as the Wisconsin State Fair!
Win tickets to some of your favorite Milwaukee events such as the Wisconsin State Fair!

Win big now: The great OnMilwaukee.com summer giveaway

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At OnMilwaukee.com, we know Milwaukee and we know you love the summer. We also know you love free stuff (trust me, so do we.)

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Draft & Vessel in Shorewood is adding a new sidewalk seating and a bike corral.
Draft & Vessel in Shorewood is adding a new sidewalk seating and a bike corral. (Photo: Draft & Vessel Facebook)

Bike for beer: Draft & Vessel

During the summer I end up having long-winded conversations with my friends about only heading somewhere for a drink or dinner that has a patio or outdoor seating. Or lots of open windows. I can't be the only one who has these conversations ... summer is short and I want to take full advantage of it. 

Thankfully, one of my favorites, Draft & Vessel, is getting a new patio and bike corral just in time for warm weather. I've shared my love for the growlers and now this patio could become one of my favorites over the summer. I love sidewalk seating, mostly because it allows for great people watching. My guess is other people will love this new addition, too – the inside space is adorable and quaint but quite small. 

The bike corral is getting added just in time for Wisconsin Bike Week to kick off this Saturday and with plenty of time before the Shorewood Criterium Biking Classic on Thursday, June 18. My guess is this bike corral will get plenty of use this summer – who won't bike for beer? 

I love this trend of taking advantage of street space for more than just cars (and parking revenue) and hope Milwaukee – and villages surrounding it – embrace it. Bobby shared the awesome new street-side deck at The Pub Club this morning, as well, so hopefully this is a trend the city will embrace. 

Wright's Burgers & Wings is expected to open soon in the UWM area.
Wright's Burgers & Wings is expected to open soon in the UWM area.

Updated: Wrights Burgers & Wings coming to former American Euros space

Update: Wright's Burgers & Wings will open May 26. Happy eatin' Milwaukee! 

Opening on May 26th!! The day has finally arrived :)

Posted by Wright's Burgers & Wings on Monday, May 18, 2015

Burger and wings lovers, rejoice. 

American Euros, 3133 N. Oakland Ave., near UWM closed its doors in mid-December and shared that a new restaurant would open in the space on Oakland Avenue. The new place, it was promised, would keep a few favorites on the menu. 

The empty space will now be the home of Wright's Burgers & Wings. We don't know much about the menu at this point, but it's probably safe to say it will be burgers and wings.

Urban Milwaukee Dial reported you will be able to enjoy a few kinds of burgers as well as wings featuring mild honey mustard and fresh green chili.

I'll take a first look when Wright's opens – I can never resist wings – which should be soon if the Facebook page is any indication. Stay tuned. 
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