In 2005, I helped introduce Chef Dave Swanson to Milwaukee via this story.
At the time, he was ready to open at what is now Water Buffalo. Obviously, his signature restaurant didn't open until just last year, but in the time between he honed and sharpened Braise to Go and his commitment to local, sustainable ingredients.
Today, Swanson's restaurant Braise is easily one of the hottest in the city and the country.
More accolades for the farm to fork Walker's Point restaurant came yesterday in Chicago. As I often do when I note positive press for Milwaukee, I wanted to share it.
Please enjoy this great travel feature on Braise from yesterday's Chicago Tribune. And, kudos to Swanson and his team.
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.