Results tagged with 'brian ward'
Published June 25, 2012
When Brian Ward opened Ward's House of Prime, he had no intention of presiding over a nationally publicized eating competition. The veteran general manager simply wanted his own upscale restaurant with a beefy flair. But this is Milwaukee, the land of large appetites, and the affable Ward finds himself in the middle of something big. Like serving a hunk of prime rib weighing more than 10 pounds to a single customer.
Published March 19, 2012
Brian Ward is firmly established as a Downtown beef baron. His Ward's House of Prime restaurant has received national attention as a midwestern Mecca of red meat. Bobby Bell spent 40 years building John Hawk's Pub into a Downtown institution, first a few steps below the sidewalk at 607 N. Broadway and since 1990 in the office tower on the northwest corner of Water and Wisconsin. When Bell decided to sell Hawk's last year, Ward grabbed the opportunity to buy.
Published March 25, 2011
Last night, news emerged that John Hawks Pub would get a new owner after 40 years east of the river in Downtown Milwaukee. This morning, an official statement arrived from owner Robert Bell's publicist.
Published March 26, 2010
When Ward's House of Prime opened in the former Yanni's space at 540 E. Mason St. last November, owner Brian Ward -- a local restaurant veteran -- was banking on the skills of his executive chef, Bill Baumann. We talk to Baumann to learn more about his past, his passions and his current work at Ward's.
Published Nov. 5, 2009
Ward's House of Prime will open on Monday, Nov. 16, at the corner of Mason and Jackson Streets Downtown. We first told you about this last month, but here are the details.