By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Apr 09, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Milwaukee restaurants and bars edge closer to a smoke-free existence today as Diablos Rojos Restaurant Group announces its new "no-smoking inside" policy for Saturday and Sunday brunches. 

"Smoking will be accommodated on our patios," according to co-owner Mike Eitel.

Eitel, who co-owns the restaurants with Eric Wagner, also noted that additional changes to the smoking policy are scheduled for this summer.

In other news, the patio furniture was delivered today to Cafe Hollander, 2608 N. Downer Ave.  Watch for the tables and chairs to go up in the next several days.  

Diablos Rojos Restaurant Group owns Trocadero, Fat Abbey Cafe, Café Hollander, Cafe Centraal, Nomad World Pub and a coming-soon Café Centraal location in Wauwatosa. The group also is pursuing several projects outside Milwaukee.

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

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.