I'm back in the saddle after a nice week of vacation. So, I feel a need to get a few (OK, seven) items off my chest. Please enjoy.
Best weekend ever? The past weekend, with its perfect weather and abundance of events, ranked very high in my list of best weekends ever. From the Circus Parade to Bastille Days to the Dodgers presence at Miller Park, Milwaukee was buzzing, alive and shining.
One quick Circus Parade note: I loved that Senator Herb Kohl walked much of the parade route, with jeans, a polo and his "standard" Bucks cap.
Downtown Quiznos closed: I've never really understood Quiznos. It just doesn't work for me. I'm guessing I share this sentiment with many since its closed its Downtown spot at 233 E. Wisconsin Ave.
HDTV: Wow. Why did I wait so long? A quick follow up on my May 8 blog. Thanks to a very generous birthday gift from my parents, the Shermans are the owners of a new Samsung TV. Didn't go overboard, 37 inch, but it's simply amazing with the new HD box from Time Warner Cable. Why, though, don't they include an HDMI cable? I know, cost. Anyway, if you're on the fence and wondering if you too should buy that new TV -- screw it, buy one, it's worth the investment.
A 15-year-old comments on media: I loved this post, and I provide free of commentary (for now).
The Cardinals' 'staches: In a show of team spirit and unity, the Cardinals' starting rotation (and other players) donned mustaches last week. I loved it, but still can't stand those pesky St. Louis Cardinals.
Milwaukee needs a Bunyan's: I spent five days in the greater Minocqua area this past week, and it presented me with another chance to chow down at Paul Bunyan's Restaurant on Hwy. 51. I love this place. Sure, it's a bit of a tourist trap, but it's all-you-can-eat big eats! Family-style breakfast with flapjacks, sausage, ham, scrambled eggs from the grill, fried potatoes and more. Bring it on. There's a second Bunyan's in the Dells, and I know that a Milwaukee location probably wouldn't work, but I can dream. Why not one in the Park East? I'd go. paulbunyans.com
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.