By Jim Owczarski Sports Editor Published Aug 12, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Who isn't looking to get something for (relatively) nothing? You. Me. Everyone.

Such things are hard to find, really, but if you've got a five-spot, some crumpled singles, some change in your pocket, couch or under the car seat this is, without a doubt, the best buy in the city.

Now, I agree with you all that tour at the Lakefront Brewery is the best in the city but, since I'm not really a fan of beer in general (unlike most of you) I'll head in just for the other liquid the brewery makes: the Golden Maple Root Beer.

In a town known for its root beers, this is hands down my favorite, and you can't get it anywhere else (well, I found a single bottle at a cheese shop in Kenosha once). So, I'll drive over there, head to the bar, and order a four-pack of this golden nectar of the gods.

And it only costs $5.31.

I can't think of a better beverage investment in the city, to be honest.

Jim Owczarski is an award-winning sports journalist and comes to Milwaukee by way of the Chicago Sun-Times Media Network.

A three-year Wisconsin resident who has considered Milwaukee a second home for the better part of seven years, he brings to the market experience covering nearly all major and college sports.

To this point in his career, he has been awarded six national Associated Press Sports Editors awards for investigative reporting, feature writing, breaking news and projects. He is also a four-time nominee for the prestigious Peter J. Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism, presented by the Chicago Headline Club, and is a two-time winner for Best Sports Story. He has also won numerous other Illinois Press Association, Illinois Associated Press and Northern Illinois Newspaper Association awards.

Jim's career started in earnest as a North Central College (Naperville, Ill.) senior in 2002 when he received a Richter Fellowship to cover the Chicago White Sox in spring training. He was hired by the Naperville Sun in 2003 and moved on to the Aurora Beacon News in 2007 before joining

In that time, he has covered the events, news and personalities that make up the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, NCAA football, baseball and men's and women's basketball as well as boxing, mixed martial arts and various U.S. Olympic teams.

Golf aficionados who venture into Illinois have also read Jim in GOLF Chicago Magazine as well as the Chicago District Golfer and Illinois Golfer magazines.