Yesterday, SABMiller – that’s Miller Brewing to you and me – finally caved to the ever more suggestive wooing, and agreed to become the bride of Anheuser-Busch (that’s the Cardinals to you and me) to the tune of $106 billion.
Of course, Mr. Busch must get the blessing of Miller’s parents (that’s shareholders and regulators to you and me) before the union can be consummated. But, still, with Milwaukee’s last big brewer on the block we started to wonder about some other potential big-name, blockbuster, game-changing Milwaukee and Wisconsin marriages ...
The Bear Pack
(Photo: Jim Biever / Green Bay Packers)
Sure, you'd think these two rivals could never find common ground, but, well, see above.
(Photo: Bobby Tanzilo)
Milwaukee’s longest-lived custard custodians – one bearing the first name of its founder and the other wearing the surname of its patriarch – could finally put to rest the ongoing feud (a good natured battle though it may be) about which is Milwaukee’s true custard king.
Zaffiro’s Pizza, Man
(Photo: Lori Fredrich)
For a thin-crusted Brew City pizza juggernaut ... now with three locations.
Mayshore Mall (or Bayfair)
One big, sprawling, metro-wide mall.
Think of the economies of coffee goodness when these two Milwaukee java icons – Stone Creek and Colectivo – collide.
City and County government
(Photo: Matt Mueller)
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 an episode of TV's "Party of Five," 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 can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.