Dine inside MPM on May 12!
Dine inside MPM on May 12! (Photo: Bobby Tanzilo)

Moveable Feast set for May 12

No, it’s not the memoir of author Ernest Hemingway rather this Moveable Feast, slated for May 12, is Milwaukee’s version of a creative dining event inside the Milwaukee Public Museum.

OnMilwaukee is happy and honored to help sponsor the event, so I want to encourage you to buy tickets and help us spread the word.  Eating and drinking inside the Museum isn’t usually allowed.  But for events like Moveable Feast and, of course, the annual Food & Froth Festival it’s embraced, encouraged and wonderful. 

On the docket are six top Milwaukee-area chefs who will showcase their creative culinary skills as you walk your way through this multi room/area progressive dinner event. Each chef will design a dinner course inspired by a museum diorama of their choice, and guests will progress throughout the exhibit halls as they learn, taste and talk. 

The chefs for the event are:

  • Nell Benton of The National Café
  • Barkha Daily of The Cheel
  • AJ Dixon of Lazy Susan MKE
  • Ana Docta of KASANA Restaurant + Bar + Catering
  • David Magnasco of The Chef's Table
  • David Swanson of Braise

Learn more about the event here, and read our exclusive profiles stories here

Which grocery store would fit best on Wisconsin Avenue?
Which grocery store would fit best on Wisconsin Avenue?

Which grocery store should land at Grand Avenue?

Most of my hours are spent in and around Downtown Milwaukee. And when we lived at our condo at the Cawker Building, my family always wanted a grocery store that was just a bit closer than the Pick ’N Save at East Pointe or the Metro Market on Van Buren. 

Today brings news that the ever-evolving plans for the old Grand Avenue Mall include mainly offices and possibly a new grocery store. There’s also rumors that a new name for the entire complex is in the works, too. 

I’ve seen a few of the new ideas and concepts for the mall, and I love that it could soon house businesses large and small, as well as finally (according to many sources) open up and embrace Wisconsin Avenue.

Westown, the neighborhood in which the mall resides, deserves a rejuvenated "mall," and the many groups working on this project have made great progress. Kudos.

But which grocer would be best for the heart of Downtown Milwaukee?

Whole Foods Market? Sendik’s? Metro Market? Aldi? Trader Joe’s? Kroeger? Meijer? Target? Sprouts Farmers Market? Another one?  

Chime in, tweet and let your inner grocer shine. 

Milwaukee shines in The Times.
Milwaukee shines in The Times. (Photo: Visit Milwaukee )

Times' Frugal Traveler features Milwaukee

"Cheap drinks, Midwestern soul food and a sensibility that incorporates equal parts worldliness with small-town friendliness." This is how a new New York Times' Frugal Traveler feature on Milwaukee ends. Quite fitting, I'd say.

Indeed, The Times has once again featured our fine city. 

The story, written by Lucas Peterson, was posted today and titled, "Milwaukee’s Appeals, Vibrant and Cheap." My guess is that it also will run in print on Sunday.

Read the full story here

It showcases The Noble, Turner Hall, Glorioso’s, Kopp's and more, and serves as a wonderful complement to another Times' piece about Milwaukee that ran in 2013.  

On Milwaukee! 

Same-day delivery, via Amazon Prime.  Now in greater Milwaukee.
Same-day delivery, via Amazon Prime. Now in greater Milwaukee. (Photo: LinkedIn)

Same day delivery? Done. Thanks, Amazon Prime.

Who doesn't love Amazon Prime

Kindle library, early access to deals, video, music, photos, cloud storage, referral discounts and, of course, free two-day shipping with everything you buy.  For me, the $99 annual Amazon Prime fee is worth it just to have access to "Mozart in the Jungle."  

But now, if you're a Prime member in the Milwaukee metro, you can place an order in the morning and receive all same-day eligible orders over $35 before bedtime that very same day, seven days a week. Same-day delivery is here. I'm sure, by now, you've seen the trucks too. 

Says Amazon, "with these newly added areas, Prime free same-day delivery now serves 27 metro areas in the U.S., accounting for more than 1,000 cities and towns." 

"Prime was developed to make shopping on Amazon fast and convenient, and millions of members have used Prime free same-day delivery to make their lives even easier," said Greg Greeley, Amazon's vice president of Prime. "We keep making Prime better, and as our operational capabilities grow, we will continue to invent and expand delivery options that customers love."

I order a ton of stuff via Amazon.  It's convenient and I can support an employer who's providing a ton of jobs. Plus, it's fun. I really don't like shopping, but I love to buy! So, load up, and get it same day, baby.

See you on the Amazon "aisles."

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