By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Apr 11, 2022 at 2:33 PM

Raise a glass at Whiskey Business – a tasting event hosted by F Street Group at the Brown Bottle, the old Schlitz Brewery restaurant at 221 W. Galena St. in Schlitz Park – and help raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

The event takes place from 7 until 10 p.m., Saturday, April 23.

There will be a special food menu – including items like duck and frisee salad, scotch-cured salmon and Japanese whiskey-cured tomahawks – as well as raffles and a silent auction, plus live music  by Tim Wright.

And, of course, there will be whiskey samples, including of Whistle Pig 178-Year and a special selection from Woodford Reserve.

Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased online.

Thanks to funds raised in part at events like this, last year LLS was able to help advance almost half of the blood cancer treatment options approved by the FDA. As much as 85 percent of FDA-approved blood cancer treatment options were helping along by LLS in the past five years.

“We are a community-driven company, and cancer has touched everyone,” says Kaelyn Cervero, CPCE, Vice President of F Street Hospitality, which operates The Brown Bottle, as well as Pizza Man, Bottle House 42 and Timmer's Resort.

“So we're proud to be fundraising on behalf of blood cancer research and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Wisconsin.”

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

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 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.