Like baking or winemaking, roasting coffee is both science and art. A ham-fisted roaster can easily mess up the science and destroy the coffee. But learning how to not ruin good beans is not enough to create amazing coffee. The art dances around the edges; that is where a real artist - using time and heat and other factors - can create sublime roasts that result in a stellar cup of java. This I learned when I recently spent a day with the good folks at Valentine Coffee Roasters, 5918 W. Vliet St.
Some use it to practice singing in front of an audience. Some use it to embarrass their drunk friends. Whatever the reason, singing -- or watching someone sing -- karaoke can be quite entertaining, and now we've got a guide to some of the best karaoke bars in Milwaukee.
Although we tinkered a bit this year, combining the best patio and best view categories, the results haven't changed all that much. Read on to see which bar OnMilwaukee.com readers say offers the best patio and/or view.
Good food. Good drink. Good company. It doesn't get much better than that. And according to OnMilwaukee.com readers, for the past several years, no restaurant in the city is serving up the combination of the three better than the Milwaukee Ale House.
WHAT IS MILWAUKEE ARTBEAT???
Visual and performance art of all types, artist interviews, audience participation, appetizers, beverages, gallery artists, and your donation benefits arts programs for Milwaukee's youth!! Hosted by local recording artist Annie B., and local free-style ra...