TIKI torches, the outdoor oil lamps synonymous with beach parties and backyard barbecues, aren't made in Maui or Malibu. Nope, the company is based in Menomonee Falls, a city slightly less frequently associated with Polynesian party ware.
It looks like it might be a while before Milwaukee can enjoy Ashley's popular barbecue. On Tuesday afternoon, a grease fire in the kitchen at Ashley's Que in Walker's Point caused the restaurant to close.
On New Year's Day, OnMilwaukee broke the story that Gypsy Taco, a food truck located year-round on the patio of Boone & Crockett, started on fire. The truck is repairable, but in the mean time, the chef-owner, Mitch Ciohon, will "pop up" at Lucky Joe's Alchemy & Eatery.
To say it's a magical time of year is a Christmas commercial cliche, but like all cliches, it's overused because it's rooted in fact - in this case that serendipitous happenings often strike in December. Such was the case last Wednesday.
Cavemen are always funny. That's a fact. I mean just look at the Geico commercials and subsequent series based on those fun loving caveme-wait, bad example. Um...how about the movie Quest for Fire? That film was filled with hilarity-wait...no it wasn't. Unless you count cavemen rape and Ron Perlm...