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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Friday, April 18, 2014

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Milwaukee's Anodyne Coffee matches the warmth of its space and staff.
Milwaukee's Anodyne Coffee matches the warmth of its space and staff.
Colectivo has been brewing up some of Milwaukee's best for more than 20 years.
Colectivo has been brewing up some of Milwaukee's best for more than 20 years.

Which two Milwaukee coffee shops made this best in America list?

Milwaukee is fortunate to have an abundance of great coffee. Our "best of" readers survey for coffee is chock full of shops and you really can't go wrong by picking one for your cup of joe.

 TheDailyMeal.com, however, scoured the nation for the top coffee shops in the land. Shops were measured on a wide range of criteria including the coffee itself, the culture of the shop and the baristas behind the counter. Food also played a part in the ranking, though it did not have as much weight as the previous factors listed. In the end, two of Milwaukee's shops made the list of "America's 50 Best Coffee Shops."

Anodyne Coffee Roasters: Bill Walsh of The Pure Coffee Blog noted, "The great coffee matched with the warm demeanor of the staff makes for a great combination. Plus both of their locations offer a great space to unwind and enjoy some great beans."  

Colectivo Coffee: TheDailyMeal.com said, "With locations throughout Milwaukee, Colectivo is a coffeehouse with a conscience. They've formed partnerships with many arts, environmental and social nonprofits, such as The Florentine Opera and the Urban Ecology Center, to enrich the community they serve."

You can read the full list from TheDailyMeal.com here

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The Milwaukee Brewers are back. They are "Happy" and you should be, too!
The Milwaukee Brewers are back. They are "Happy" and you should be, too! (Photo: David Bernacchi)

Are you "Happy" the Milwaukee Brewers are back, too?

The Milwaukee Brewers are currently on a road trip and have won their last five games, ruining the home openers for both the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. I love it. The Milwaukee Brewers are "Happy" and so am I. 

Check out this video of just how "Happy" they are and clap along if you'd like. I sure the hell did. 

Oh, Milwaukee summer, I cannot wait 'til you get here.
Oh, Milwaukee summer, I cannot wait 'til you get here.

7 things I can't wait for this Milwaukee summer

I don’t know about you, but the tastes of warmth we've had, albeit brief, have me really itching for the dog days of summer. During the winter, I’ve learned to just deal and embrace. Really, it is all you can do!

But now, I’m just ready for warmer weather, and here are seven things I can’t wait to do during our Milwaukee summer. What are you looking forward to? Chime in below!

 1. Ugly’s Pub rooftop patio
Although I have written about them in the past here, Ugly's Pub is a relative newcomer to Downtown. The patio I’m peeking out at in the picture below could become one of my favorite of summer. Please, weather gods, let there be a warm night to sit back and enjoy a cocktail here soon.

 2. Dark 'n' Stormy nights (or days)
The Dark 'n' Stormy became one of my favorite cocktails last summer. I became slightly obsessed with trying the dark rum, ginger beer and lime cocktail everywhere I could. My favorite was at Nessun Dorma in Riverwest, which is pictured below. Got one to recommend? Chime in below! 

3. Picnic dinners at Glorioso’s
Oh, summer nights on Brady Street, how I miss you. I can’t wait to walk down to Glorioso’s and pick up the perfect light dinner and eat it on the street and watch Milwaukee walk by. 

4. Von Trier
Many a summer night have I spent in the Von Trier beer garden patio overlooking North Avenue on the East Side. Yes, I’m a bit of a sally with my Hoegaarden beer choice here, don’t judge. If you are there early enough, and know enough to ask, you can enjoy some pretzel rods and cheese to round out your patio visit. 

5. Walker’s Point Food Crawl
The Walker’s Point Food Crawl will be held May 31, so you should write it on your calendars now. Now in its third year, this ever-growing part of town has become a food lover’s heaven and the food crawl is a perfect way to try all the options! I’m a coordinator and planner for this event, so I am a bit biased, but with good reason, because it is fantastic. Stay tuned for deta…

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Grab your friends and go check out "adult tubing" at The Rock Sports Complex.
Grab your friends and go check out "adult tubing" at The Rock Sports Complex.

Adult tubing at The Rock

Last weekend, I headed with a few friends to The Rock Sports Complex for a night of "Adult Tubing." What is adult tubing you wonder? Well, for $30 you get unlimited tubing and unlimited tap domestic beer from 8 to 10 p.m. The Rock has other tubing times for you to bring the family and hang out – this is for the late crowd. Or later crowd I should say. Fun times ahead. 

Pick a lane

There are about eight to choose from. They will fill up and you will wait briefly to go again, but that is part of the fun and where the beer comes in. 

On your mark, get set, GO!

He will keep the beer ready for you ...

... and the dance music is kept loud to keep you moving while you are drinking the beer he keeps on pouring.

Don't worry, you don't HAVE to walk back up the hill

You can ride the conveyor lift up. (They should have beer at the bottom, too.)

Afterward, head in for a drink at Tap Works

A good crowd of tubers and non-tubers had it full last Saturday. Plus, there is a pour-your-own tap wall. 

Tomorrow, The Rock hosts Ruckus @ The Rock which is an end of season snow party. You can still do adult tubing tomorrow night, the last night on the calendar to do it. Unless of course winter stays around for a while yet, then check back in. You can get your tickets here

You can still have fun doing this for now:

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