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You could be coming down this slide in July!
You could be coming down this slide in July! (Photo: Slide the City Facebook )

Giant water slide event coming to Milwaukee

Thanks to a collaboration between the City of Milwaukee, The Salvation Army Milwaukee County and NEWaukee you can add another "must attend" event to your great Milwaukee summer calendar. 

Slide the City is a family friendly 1,000-foot-long slip-and-slide water party event. The exact location of the slide and event in Downtown (hopefully) is still under discussion. But, we do know there will be live music, food, drinks and of course the biggest slip and slide ever to hit Milwaukee's asphalt.

This is one hell of a slip and slide. Will it be comfortable? They assure us via their website "Don’t worry, it's well padded and event organizers have assured us this slide has more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic sneakers." 

The tentative date is July 18, but it is still being finalized. Early bird pricing is available and runs one ride for $15, $35 for three rides, or go VIP to get access early to buy an all day pass for $50.  

You can learn more on the event -- as well as as sign up for email updates -- here. Plus, RSVP for the event on Facebook, too! 

Make sure to gather your water buckets, floaties and water guns (non-realistic of course), to squirt, spray, splash and get all attending soaked.

I'll be sure to update you more on the specific location as soon as we find out.

Slide on, Milwaukee! 

If you haven't been shopping at Maker Market's past events you have been missing out.
If you haven't been shopping at Maker Market's past events you have been missing out. (Photo: Maker Market Facebook)

7 things you should have bought at Maker Market

Craft, art and design all come together for Milwaukee's Maker Market, which opened for the season this weekend at Discovery World. Maker Market is one of the best opportunities to buy locally made products and one event I am always sorry to miss. Mark you calendar for the next on May 3rd!

Unfortunately, I had to miss this season opener and maybe you did too. Of course, for me that means spending some time on the interwebs checking out products I may have purchased ‚Äď and instead buying them from their Etsy pages.

Here are seven awesome Milwaukee made products you could have bought ‚Äď and still should!¬†

Big White Yeti

Bay View's Big White Yeti specializes in soy candles, hand poured in the South Side neighborhood. Their beautiful soy candles are made from all natural soy, essential oils and cotton wicks. That's it. Clean, pure, long lasting candles that smell delicious. I love this blue mason jar one, and their "Bloomin' Lilac" scent will make my house smell like spring since I can't open my windows just yet. 

HANmade Milwaukee

HANmade Milwaukee started out their venture with making these adorable Milwaukee bandanas. They've branched out into a few other products such as a Milwaukee jigsaw puzzle ‚Ästbut my current love is this Note Sketch Scrap Book. The 80-page book is perfect for interviews and such that I do for work, but is also a great Milwaukee themed gift for someone.¬†

Bill Scherrer Forgeworks

Bill specializes in handmade iron forged products. So, go figure that I would fall in love with one of his wood products. This cutting board is made from black walnut, red oak, white oak, maple, and the center piece is black walnut and has cork feet included. 

Tactile Craftworks

If you haven't noticed by my previous product picks, I love a good ole' mason jar. This travel mug¬†from Tactile Craftworks is a simple and clever way to carry your hot or cold beverage. The hand tooled leather sleeve insulates and protects the mason jar, plus you can…

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.

Wrights Burgers & Wings coming to former American Euros space

Burger and wings lovers, rejoice. Maybe.

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 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 ‚Äď I can never resist wings ‚Äď which should be soon if the Facebook page is any indication. Stay tuned.¬†
Go get a delicious sandwich before Love Handle closes on March 21.
Go get a delicious sandwich before Love Handle closes on March 21. (Photo: Love Handle Facebook)

Love Handle will close March 21

Some of Milwaukee's best sandwiches will no longer be available after March 21. 

Love Handle, at 2215 E. North Ave., will close its doors after almost two years in business. The local sandwich shop ‚Äď where the menu changed daily based on what's fresh ‚Äď certainly had what I consider to be some of the best sandwiches in the city.¬†

The owners shared the sad news this morning via the Facebook page. 

Hopefully you'll get to stop by and try one of the delicious creations before Love Handle closes its doors forever.