For the sixth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com, presented by Concordia University. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2012."
Sometimes I'm absolutely amazed at how stupid I can be in a restaurant.
I have no idea how many times I've asked a server a question that goes something like, "Is it good?" or "how's the (fill in the blank)?"
For some reason I think that the server is going to tell me the truth and steer me away from something on the menu and toward something else.
I can't imagine the reaction of an owner who hears a server tell a customer that something "isn't all that good."
I wonder if I'm alone in this or whether other people ask the question and whether they've ever gotten a truthful answer. Seems to me that would inspire serious loyalty to the place.
With a history in Milwaukee stretching back decades, Dave tries to bring a unique perspective to his writing, whether it's sports, politics, theater or any other issue.
He's seen Milwaukee grow, suffer pangs of growth, strive for success and has been involved in many efforts to both shape and re-shape the city. He's a happy man, now that he's quit playing golf, and enjoys music, his children and grandchildren and the myriad of sports in this state. He loves great food and hates bullies and people who think they are smarter than everyone else.
This whole Internet thing continues to baffle him, but he's willing to play the game as long as OnMilwaukee.com keeps lending him a helping hand. He is constantly amazed that just a few dedicated people can provide so much news and information to a hungry public.
Despite some opinions to the contrary, Dave likes most stuff. But he is a skeptic who constantly wonders about the world around him. So many questions, so few answers.