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.
At 11:45 this morning fire broke out on the roof of The Pfister Hotel. According to general manager Tim Smith, there was a contractor working on the elevators and somehow a piece of equipment started the fire.
Over the course of a year, senior writer Molly Snyder conducted research into the Milwaukee phenomenon that was The Norman - once located at 634 W. Wisconsin Ave. - speaking with firefighters and police, and interviewing numerous residents of the iconic building who shared stories from before the fire, the day of the blaze and how they were affected by it.
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...