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Oprah Winfrey's driver waits for her on Broadway in the Third Ward.
Oprah Winfrey's driver waits for her on Broadway in the Third Ward.

Oprah Winfrey stops in Third Ward, dines at Swig

At about 4 p.m. Saturday, Oprah Winfrey, her half sister and several others walked into Swig, 217 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. 

The group sat at a front window table, talking, asking customers for recommendations and taking in the Downtown neighborhood scenery.  A driver in an Escalade waited outside. 

Winfrey, wearing a fashionable off-white (my wife called it "winter white") outfit, left the restaurant at about 6 p.m. laughing, talking and even hugging people on the sidewalk.  The entire group had to-go boxes with them.  

My wife, who works down the street at Lela, helped Winfrey's driver navigate into the parking lot next to Swig as he picked up the group.  

Winfrey’s recently discovered half sister, Patricia, lives in Milwaukee. 

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napplegate | Feb. 21, 2011 at 12:52 p.m. (report)

35324 of all the fantastic dining options in milwaukee in the same price bracket they choose to go to swig? still a bit confused by this...such uninspired cuisine as a whole.

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jakkalope | Feb. 21, 2011 at 10:26 a.m. (report)

35403 Who in the hell gives a damn where Oprah is? Stop watching TMZ Sherman

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sandstorm | Feb. 21, 2011 at 9:24 a.m. (report)

how was it ironic of your wife to help out the driver?

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RJ | Feb. 20, 2011 at 10:20 a.m. (report)

I'm glad the Escalade didn't fall into a sinkhole!

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DT | Feb. 20, 2011 at 10:08 a.m. (report)

Oprah is one of the most recognized and known people in the world, and she has a Milwaukee connection. Pretty cool, I think, that she spends time in our city and works just 90 miles away.

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