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"You are cutting edge and adventurous and your food had better follow suit." Yep, they are right.
"You are cutting edge and adventurous and your food had better follow suit." Yep, they are right.

What kind of Wisconsin State Fair food (on a stick) are you?

I'm a huge fan of the Wisconsin State Fair. 

The food. 

The animals. 

The music.

The Expo Center.

Even the smells wafting from the animals ... 

And don't forget about the goodies on a stick. This year, there will be around 100 of them! 

Which one is right for you to try this year at State Fair? The options, well, they are almost overwhelming. But do not fret; the good folks over at The Micro and Wisconsin State Fair are here to help with their "What kind of Wisconsin State Fair food (on a stick) are you?" quiz. 

My quiz generator concluded "You are Adventurous" and suggested some options such as Gator or Cajun Shark. I have to agree with their conclusion – I've eaten tons at the State Fair – and I do indeed love to try the new and different. 

If you are curious what kind of temptations on a stick you should try at the Fair, you can head here to give it a whirl for yourself. Happy eating! 

After holding an executive level position for a local hospital system, Diane De La Santos stepped down and committed herself to serving City on a Hill.
After holding an executive level position for a local hospital system, Diane De La Santos stepped down and committed herself to serving City on a Hill.

#MEETMKE: Diane De La Santos

OnMilwaukee.com is proud to partner with Refuge Smoothie Cafe and Milwaukee Downtown to bring you #MEETMKE during Downtown Employee Appreciation Week on July 28. We introduce you to leaders throughout Milwaukee from all walks of life. Name tags for #MEETMKE will be distributed the week leading up to Downtown Employee Appreciation Week and we hope you will be a part of it. Say hi to your Downtown neighbor and get to know those around you. For every name tag worn on July 28, new #Meetmke tweet or mentioned on Facebook, Refuge Smoothie Cafe will donate a $1 to make-a-wish foundation (up to $5,000). Be a part of your community! 

This week: Diane De La Santos of City on a Hill, a faith-based community development program serving the central city of Milwaukee. In 2004, Diane left her position of 20 years as vice president of public affairs in the healthcare business to respond to her calling to urban ministry.

OMC: What in Milwaukee surprises you, impresses you, frustrates you or inspires you?

Diane De La Santos: What impresses me is the beautiful Downtown area, lakefront and East Side; what frustrates me is the huge gulf between rich and poor in our city; and what inspires me is the number of people working quietly day after day in countless ways to combat the injustices and reduce the disparities.

OMC: What have you read lately that changed the way you think about something?

DD: I just read "Broken Children, Grown Up Pain" by Paul Hegstrom, and it changed the way I think about the struggle involved in overcoming addiction and other life-controlling issues. Unresolved childhood traumas, including poverty and neglect, cause so much of the adult drug addiction and crime we see around us. Childhood wounds and arrested development hijack decision making and keep people in a perpetual cycle of pain that’s hard to escape.

OMC: Define success.

DD: Success to me is discovering and pouring everything you’ve got into fulfilling the purpose for which you were cre…

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Ice cream, ice cream! Download the app from Uber to get your ice cream!
Ice cream, ice cream! Download the app from Uber to get your ice cream! (Photo: letsuber.com)

The inside scoop: Get your ice cream from Uber on July 18

 Uber is a great ride-sharing resource for your needs as well as Milwaukee's -- AND it can also fulfill your need for ice cream.

Uber Ice Cream is an event that has been held in the past in Uber markets, and Milwaukee is now finally one of them, so you can participate, too. Milwaukee is one of 144 cities around the world participating. 

In each city Uber is partnering with local ice cream trucks to offer bundles of five or six treats for you to share with friends, co-workers or sweeties.

In Milwaukee, you can get five treats for $25. 

Relive your childhood memories at the touch of button!

On Friday, users will have the chance to request ice cream on-demand for a delicious treat and a whimsical experience.

The inside scoop:

  • Download the Uber app for iPhone or Android.
  • Request the "Ice Cream" option via your app.
  • If a truck is available, you and your friends will be enjoying sweet treats and Uber swag within minutes.
  • Ice cream trucks will be on the road from 11 AM to 5 PM on Friday, July 18.
  • Demand for ice cream trucks will be very high and availability very limited. It may take multiple tries to find an available truck. Please be patient! They will be working all day to deliver as much ice cream as possible.
  • No cash required! Your ice creams will be charged directly to your Uber account.

Then, join the global #UberIceCream celebration by sharing your experience on Twitter and Instagram.

Enjoy! 

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Chasin' Mason's Billy O'Dwyer is not originally from Milwaukee, but he now calls it home.
Chasin' Mason's Billy O'Dwyer is not originally from Milwaukee, but he now calls it home.

#MEETMKE: Chasin' Mason's Billy O'Dwyer

OnMilwaukee.com is proud to partner with Refuge Smoothie Cafe and Milwaukee Downtown to bring you #MEETMKE during Downtown Employee Appreciation Week on July 28. We will introduce you to leaders throughout Milwaukee from all walks of life. Name tags for #MEETMKE will be distributed the week leading up to Downtown Employee Appreciation Week and we hope you will be a part of it. Say hi to your Downtown neighbor and get to know those around you. For every name tag worn on July 28, new #Meetmke tweet or mentioned on Facebook, Refuge Smoothie Cafe will donate a $1 to make-a-wish foundation (up to $5,000). Be a part of your community! 

OnMilwaukee.com: What is your music of today?  What/who do you listen to?
 
Billy O'Dwyer: I’ll try and keep this short ... I really dig a band called Needtobreathe, love classic country a la Roger Miller and Waylon Jennings, I also dig Eric Church, U2, Tupac, Third Day, Jay Z and the list goes on…
 
OMC: What surprises you about Milwaukee?
 
BBO: Not being originally from the area -- although I call it home now after 11 years -- one thing that surprised me was the Milwaukee Brewers' opening day. It is simply a freak of nature. I have loved watching people get all geared up for this. It’s an event I feel like everyone goes to at least once and it’s just an experience that is so uniquely Wisconsin, in a sense that, it doesn't matter what the weather is like, but anybody who can get their hands on a ticket, goes. I have noticed that the people from Wisconsin support their teams through the good and the bad not just based on performance but because they are proud of where they’re from and that’s a great quality to find in any culture.
 
OMC: What teams/sports do you cheer for or enjoy?
 
BO: Although your spirit has swayed me in the way of baseball, football however, is another story. I am a Chicago Bears fan. There’s something’s you just can’t change about a man and this is one.
 
OMC: What is your favor…
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