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All-day breakfast begins today at McDonald's

For the ninth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee, presented by the restaurants of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, dining guides, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as voting for your "Best of Dining 2015."

Why did this take so long? 

Beginning today, Oct. 6, all 125 McDonald’s restaurants throughout Southeastern Wisconsin will serve breakfast all day.

"All Day Breakfast" was the No. 1 request from the chain's customers. In fact, more than 120,000 people tweeted McDonald’s asking for breakfast throughout the day in the past year alone.

"We’re excited to offer our most popular breakfast items at any time of day. It’s something our customers have been asking for," said Robert Pyles, a McDonald’s owner/operator with 15 restaurants in Milwaukee. "We appreciate and value customer feedback and we’re looking forward to offering them the ability to enjoy breakfast at McDonald’s anytime."

Now, not every item will be available, but after 10:30 a.m., the following menu items can be enjoyed along with – of course – everything else on the McDonald’s menu:

McMuffin Sandwiches
Egg McMuffin
Sausage McMuffin with Egg
Sausage McMuffin
Hotcakes with Sausage
Sausage Burrito
Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait
Fruit & Maple Oatmeal
Hash Browns

To celebrate the launch of All Day Breakfast, local McDonald’s restaurants award "Breakfast for Lunch for Ten" in a random drawing of Twitter followers each week in October. To enter, contestants must "follow" @McDonaldsMKE on Twitter and tweet, "Bring me breakfast for lunch!" and include the name of their workplace.

Winners will be selected each Monday afternoon and have McDonald’s breakfast items for ten people delivered to their workplace by McDonald’s "All-Star" Crew, who are employees of locally-owned McDonald’s restaurants and are experienced in everything behind the counter.

The McDonald's team wi…

Assist.  Parker.
Assist. Parker.

Thanks for the assist, Jabari

If you know me, you know I’m a huge NBA fan and even bigger Bucks fan.  I have season tickets that I share with a few friends, interned for the team in my college days and am honored today to partner with the organization on several levels.  

At the heart of it all, though, is fandom.  

My dad took me to games, he stood in long "picture day" lines and let me use basketball as a way to learn about winning, losing and even statistics. As a parent today, I do my best (with my wife) to guide and raise our kids right while instilling the importance of community and dedication to living like a winner.  So, events like these are great and they even help teach  patience as kids have to wait in long lines to get to something that they want (in this case a chance to shoot on an NBA court). 

We enjoyed Bucks Fan Fest on Saturday.  These types of events are fairly standardized for teams today and many have made them multi-day affairs with countless attractions and ways to earn your cheers and cash.  It’s easy to be cynical about "athletes today," but I do my best not to.  I don’t claim to know the players I see on the court or even know who they really are but I appreciate the ones that go the extra mile and seem to care.

On Saturday, every interaction with the team was fun.  A stand out was Jabari Parker.  He stood at the free throw line, and after fans – young and old – made or missed he slapped hands, laughed, congratulated and rebounded with this teammates.  As my wife shot, Parker and O.J. Mayo trashed talked her and after my 8-year-old nailed his charity stripe shot, Parker was quick with a high five.

The highlight, though, was with my little one.  At 3 1/2 and not quite ready to hit a 12-foot jumper, Parker picked her up, gave her a ball and let her dunk it.  It was a blast and of course made for a great photo but more importantly a fun, lifelong memory.  She loved it. 

I also loved the introduction of the Fear the Deer alternate court an…

Trump in Milwaukee.
Trump in Milwaukee.

Where Donald Trump stands tall in Downtown Milwaukee

Donald Trump is a big piece of the modern day political puzzle.  But, did you know that The Donald also is a big piece of a sliding mural puzzle in Downtown Milwaukee?

Yep.  Trump stands tall on the moving mural in the iconic Safe House in Downtown Milwaukee.  So, of course, I had to reach out to the Safe House and see what the deal was.  I got this back from Agent Blonde, aka Peggy Williams-Smith, vice president of food and beverage at the Marcus Corporation, the new owner of the Safe House, 779 N. Front St. 

"I happened to decode an email asking about the world’s largest moving puzzle that is clandestinely located within the privacy of your Safe House.  The puzzle was painted by a local artist, by the name of Carl Rupert," wrote Blonde. "Throughout the years, the characters on the puzzle change. Mr. Trump was not always on the puzzle, but he has been on it for quite some time."

In addition to the puzzle, Mr. Rupert also created the Safe House mascot, Yugyps, "as well as many of the cartoons you see throughout the secret location," added Blonde. 

Haven’t been to the Safe House in a while?  Stop in, and check out the  mural that graces an entire wall in the middle of the restaurant.  There’s a button that makes it move, and it’s a puzzle that can be solved. Trump, of course, plays a role in the puzzle’s solution. 

It’s up to, like most things at the Safe House, to solve the puzzle.  It’s also up to you, to decode the political puzzle that’s being pieced together for next fall.

Same fish, new lights and now a full light show, too.
Same fish, new lights and now a full light show, too.

Downtown's newly lit fish are flashy, fast and fun

The fish are back, Milwaukee.

As we first told you, the "Dream with the Fishes for Aurora" art piece on the Milwaukee RiverWalk on the side of Riverside Theater has been rebuilt. 

And, Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. Mayor Barrett will help relaunch the fish with an official lighting ceremony. First, though, we have some new video of the light show that will take place every evening on the hour beginning at 7 p.m.

In 1998, the City of Milwaukee commissioned San Francisco artist Cork Marcheschi  to create a sculpture to be installed on the brick façade of the Empire Building, located on the RiverWalk.

Marcheshi designed a sculpture consisting of various fish shapes, bubbles, waves and buoys made of aluminum, vinyl and stainless steel with neon lighting.  Tthe neon – thanks to the Milwaukee Riverwalk District (MRD) – is now replaced with LED lights.  This type of lighting will last for years, and provide vivid illumination that allows for assorted animations of the sculpture. 

Every night beginning at 7 p.m. until midnight, the sculpture displays a special light show on the hour.  The rest of the time, the fish are brightly lit in various sequences.