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The popular Landing at Hoyt Park beer garden in Wauwatosa reopens for the season on Friday, May 13 at 3 p.m.
The beer garden, which sells great pretzels, Cranky Al's pizza and more, in addition to a range of local and national craft beers, is open until 9 p.m. on opening night.
Don't be surprised to see the place doing business earlier than that, however.
During the season, the beer garden is open Wednesday-Friday, 3-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-9; and holidays, noon-6.
On April 9, there will be a spring wine tasting in the great hall (the beautiful space in the building between the beer garden and the pool), from 1 to 4 p.m.; a spring beer tasting in the hall, too, with more than 40 craft beers to try, from 1 to 4 p.m., April 30; and on May 7, the Tosa Pop-Up is back from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
That event features local, handmade items from self-employed micro-business owners.
During the season, on May 14, June 18, July 9 and Aug. 6, the beer garden will host New Belgium beer samplings from 5 to 7 p.m.
Irish Night is celebrated 3-9 p.m., Aug. 11.
Details on all these events and more can be found here.
Swimmers, the pool is currently slated to reopen on May 28.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.