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Support Concert 4 MACC and see Hugh Bob & the Hustle live!
Support Concert 4 MACC and see Hugh Bob & the Hustle live!

More reasons to attend the Concert 4 MACC

The inaugural Concert 4 MACC, a benefit event for Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (The MACC Fund), is next week. And, there are many new reasons to support the cause.

First, it's National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  This year, through a nationwide, collaborative effort known as Gold in September (G9) -- a Childhood Cancer Awareness Project -- the MACC Fund, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin are helping raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research.  You can help!  
Next, when you buy a Concert 4 MACC ticket, you get a FREE upper level ticket to the Milwaukee Bucks home opener.

Finally, you can get a $20 Uber credit. Uber's great and easy to use. Just download Uber and enter code CONCERT4MACC to receive a free first ride up to $20 in Milwaukee.

Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons and Hugh Bob and the Hustle co-headling the Sept. 26 event. Los Colognes, from Nashville, will open the show at Turner Hall Ballroom in Downtown.

Proceeds from the event go to fight childhood cancer and blood disorders. The MACC Fund made headlines earlier this year when it topped the $50 million mark in contributions since its inception in 1976. In that time, the overall cure rate for childhood cancer has risen from 20 to 80 percent.

OnMilwaukee.com is a sponsor of the concert.

Get this now. Celebrate Oct. 3-5.
Get this now. Celebrate Oct. 3-5.

#Shop Local: The official MKE Oktoberfest shirt

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At OnMilwaukee.com, our ShopLocal marketplace is still growing. And to continue its growth, I’m showcasing different products several times each week. Yes, we make money on this and yes we’re helping the local economy grow.

Have items that you want showcased? Contact me. Want to open a ShopLocal store or complement an existing ebay or easy store?  Click here.

On Oct. 3-5, the Marcus Center Grounds and Pere Marquette Park will transform Downtown Milwaukee into a traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration activating both sides of the Milwaukee River with beer gardens, music and food.

It’s almost amazing that Milwaukee doesn’t have a huge scale Summerfest-sized Oktoberfest.  We have several smaller, really good ones.  But, don't you think we deserve a big blowout Oktoberfest?  Nonetheless, this event (that OnMilwaukee.com proudly sponsors) is a big leap forward and should help put Milwaukee on the Oktoberfest map.

To get you ready, Too Much Metal designed an official MKE Oktoberfest shirt for this year’s combined celebration. The shirt's proceeds will help subsidize the cost of running the event to help keep festivities free. Shirts are available for purchase through Shoplocal on OnMilwaukee.com.

It’s a sweet T, and one you need in your MKE collection.

Other details regarding Oktoberfest?  The Marcus Center Grounds and Pere Marquette festivities will held on Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4 from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

An authentic festival tent and beer garden will be erected in the park.  Hofbräu Oktoberfest Beer, the original beer of King Ludwig’s Royal Brewery, will be featured, along with traditional Bavarian foods including giant fresh baked pretzels, bratwurst, wieners and pork …

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A very cool, high-end backgammon table.
A very cool, high-end backgammon table.

#ShopLocal: Backgammon table

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How do you shop local? We all do it, and every day we’re asked for cool Milwaukee area gift ideas and interesting places and sites to go to to help be represent Milwaukee to a friend, business client, family member or whomever.   

At OnMilwaukee.com, our ShopLocal marketplace is still growing. And to continue its growth, I’m showcasing different products several times each week. Yes, we make money on this and yes we’re helping the local economy grow.

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There’s something about backgammon that has always interested me. I really don’t know exactly how to play it, but generally get the whole move, counter move of it all. It’s old school, full of luck and strategy and reminds me of my grandparent’s house in Iowa.  

So, this week I’m picking this backgammon gaming table from Peabody’s Interiors. It’s on the higher end of my picks, but it’s well made, classic and a conversation starter. Peabody’s is located in Brown Deer and uses its online marketplace to showcase its quality furniture, designer options and to support the Wisconsin Humane Society.

This custom built table almost forces you to take up backgammon.  

Peabody’s, by the way, has a ton of cool home furnishing and a design eye that’s second-to-none. Been to Camp Bar? That’s their work. It's detail oriented and custom built by amazing designers. Peabody's can do this for your home, too.

But first, check out this table and see how it fits in your home. 

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Zaffiros makes one of the "101 Best Pizzas in America" and these great pizzas.
Zaffiros makes one of the "101 Best Pizzas in America" and these great pizzas.

This Milwaukee pizza appears on new "best" list

Only one Milwaukee pizza place appears on a new "101 Best Pizzas in America" list from The Daily Meal.  And, it's the East Side institution and the Marcus Investments franchised Zaffiros. Specifically, the EBF (Everything But Fish) pizza, landed on the list. 

The Daily Meal, a culinary content site, said "more pizzas were considered than ever before and more states made the list."  But for the second straight year, New Haven and New York City top this list as home of the best pizza in America.  

Zaffiros landed at No. 96 and here's what The Daily Meal had to say.

Zaffiro’s Pizza, Milwaukee, Wis. (EBF "Everything But Fish": Cheese, Sausage, Mushrooms, Pepperoni, Onions, Green Pepper, Black Olives)

If there’s anything scientific to discovering the best pizza in America it may very well involve an equation like this: Italian-Americans plus Milwaukee and cheese equals heralded pizza at Zaffiro's since 1954. First-generation Italian American Liborio "Bobby" Zaffiro opened Rock-a-Bye Tap where he started serving thin-crust.

700 pizzas were considered by 78 "pizza experts." Frank Pepe, in New Haven, Conn. came in No. 1 with its White Clam (Clams, Grated Parmesan, Olive Oil, Garlic, Oregano) pie.  It also finished first last year.