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Spying on people at the State Fair

Published Aug. 5, 2014

Tonight, I found my new favorite spot at the State Fair - the rooftop patio at Slim McGinn's East. Both the Guinness and the birds-eye-view people watching are easily accessed.


Did your favorite bar close - or open - in 2011?

Published Feb. 1, 2012

Milwaukee's a tavern town, so while some places endure for decades, many bars tend to come and go in the course of a year. Sometimes the changes are so numerous that it feels nearly impossible to keep up. To help you get up to speed, here are some of the changes in the Milwaukee scene in 2011.


O'Lydia's stays Irish in the kitchen and at the bar

Published May 5, 2011

When Linda Sackett was a girl, her Milwaukee firefighter father was assigned to the fire station on 1st and Virginia. He would sometimes come home complaining of a poor night's sleep. The lack of shut eye was not due to alarms clanging in the wee hours. A noisy tavern a block away at 1st and Florida kept him awake. A few months ago his daughter bought that tavern.


St. Patrick's Scene: The Irish Pub and Slim's

Published March 17, 2009

One of the small perks of my job at is my office that I share with the rest of the editorial team. It's a big, bright sunny room with three gigantic windows that overlook the hub of the East Side: the intersection of North and Farwell Avenues.

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