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Articles tagged with 'pfister'


Toast yourself at bars and eateries with fireplaces

Published March 4, 2017

The warmth of a fire makes a good drinking buddy, and toasting - or getting toasted - in front of a fireplace is perfect on a blustery night. Here's a list of some great places to warm you inside and out.


Is all publicity good publicity?

Published May 20, 2016

That's the old adage, anyway. But when a local story becomes a national story (think Hobby Lobby), the ramifications aren't always good for business.


No shirt, no shoes, no booze: Dress codes in Milwaukee bars

Published Feb. 11, 2013

For most of us, dress codes are a horrible memory from parochial school. Once you're an adult, you don't generally have people telling you what you can and cannot wear in your free time.But there are a surprising number of bars and clubs in the Milwaukee area that enforce dress codes - and they might not be the ones that come to mind when you think of "dressing up."


Featured bartender: Foundation's Ed Makowski

Published Feb. 5, 2013

Ed Makowski has worked at Foundation, Riverwest's punk rock skater hangout turned breathtaking tiki bar, for eight years. Makowski is also a poet who published two collections of poetry and served as The Pfister Narrator from November 2011 to April 2012.


10 great romanesque buildings in Milwaukee

Published Aug. 18, 2012

Milwaukee has a "look" when it comes to architecture. For a lot of folks that look is the romanesque, and more specifically Richardsonian romanesque, a late 19th century architectural revival. Milwaukee has its share of extant romanesque treasures, many designed by Koch, a Richardson disciple. Here are 10 of them.


Fondue expands on a delicious rhyme at Blu

Published April 24, 2012

There's a rhyming thing that's been going on up on the 23rd floor of The Pfister Hotel. That's where you'll find Blu, which offers perhaps Downtown's best view and where the snack of choice was, until recently, the cashew. So, naturally, when the folks at Blu, wanted to bring you something new, they settled on fondue.


Executives will share insights at Future 50 forum

Published Sept. 2, 2011

A panel discussion featuring three prominent southeastern Wisconsin business executives will keynote the 24th annual Future 50 Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 15, at The Pfister Hotel in Downtown Milwaukee.


Shift switch: Bartender at Blu

Published Feb. 24, 2011

Most of Andrew Wagner's bar time is spent on his favorite stool, ordering his favorite drink at his favorite bar. There was a time, however, when he earned his living on the other side, slinging drinks.


The ingredients of every good cook

Published Oct. 31, 2010

If you're the master of your own kitchen, you start with good recipes, a great attitude -- and the best tools for the job. We talked to two local experts to get you started out right.