Matt Wild – Milwaukee Record http://milwaukeerecord.com Music, culture, gentle sarcasm. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:02:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 http://milwaukeerecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/cropped-mrapp-32x32.jpg Matt Wild – Milwaukee Record http://milwaukeerecord.com 32 32 Sign up for our horror movie-themed party at AXE MKE, October 25 during the Milwaukee Film Festival http://milwaukeerecord.com/film/sign-up-horror-movie-party-axe-mke-october-25-milwaukee-film-festival/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/film/sign-up-horror-movie-party-axe-mke-october-25-milwaukee-film-festival/#respond Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:09:47 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=56384 The 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival is imminent. From October 18 through November 1, MFF2018 will screen 305 films at multiple theaters, host oodles of events at multiple venues, and kick all kinds of ass. Also imminent: Milwaukee Record‘s annual Milwaukee Film Festival party. This year we’re putting away our bowling shoes and picking up our […]

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The 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival is imminent. From October 18 through November 1, MFF2018 will screen 305 films at multiple theaters, host oodles of events at multiple venues, and kick all kinds of ass. Also imminent: Milwaukee Record‘s annual Milwaukee Film Festival party. This year we’re putting away our bowling shoes and picking up our trusty axes for a night of—you guessed it—axe throwing! Behold: So You Signed Up For An Axe Murderer-Themed Party At AXE MKE, Thursday, October 25, at—you guessed it again—AXE MKE.

What do you get when you combine the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival, the East Side’s hottest axe-throwing bar, and the city’s foremost authority on cheesy horror movies featuring axe murderers? Axes! Zombie targets! Horror movies! More surprises! Join Milwaukee Record at AXE MKE (1924 E. Kenilworth Pl.) Thursday, October 25, from 6-8:30 p.m., for a night of chills, thrills, and, well, axe-throwing. Did we mention the zombie targets? Oh, and feel free to dress up as your favorite horror movie character—just as long as that character doesn’t wear open-toed shoes, because open-toed shoes aren’t allowed at AXE MKE.

Also, the title of the event is a reference to the 1993 Mike Myers movie So I Married An Axe Murderer, in case you totally forgot that movie existed.

Wanna join us? Head over to PayPal, send a cool $25 (per person) to mwild@milwaukeerecord.com, and you’re in! Easy! See you there! Ahhhhh!!!

Oh, here’s some important info from AXE MKE:

All guests must be at least 16 years old, and customers ages 16-17 must be accompanied by an adult.

All guests must adhere to all rules, policies, and Axe Master instructions. We reserve the right to refuse service and revoke axe throwing privileges to anyone at any time, with no refunds.

All axe throwers must wear closed toe shoes. Sandals and flip flops are not allowed.

All guests must fill out and sign their own liability waivers prior to participating.

No outside beverages may be brought on the premises.

We supply and maintain the throwing hatchets. No outside hatchets or knives may be brought into the facility.

All players must attend the mandatory axe coaching session, which includes safety precautions and axe throwing instructions. This coaching will take place within the first 15 minutes of your event start time, unless other arrangements have been made. Wristbands will be provided at the end of the coaching session. Participants who arrive late and miss the coaching session will not be permitted to throw axes. Additional coaching sessions may be purchased for $10.

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Milwaukee County is up deferred maintenance creek without a paddle http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/milwaukee-county-up-deferred-maintenance-creek-without-paddle/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/milwaukee-county-up-deferred-maintenance-creek-without-paddle/#respond Fri, 21 Sep 2018 05:45:03 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=56351 Every Friday, Off The Record looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for bits of news we missed throughout the week. • Are you a fan of Milwaukee County and all the things Milwaukee County offers? You know, things like public parks, recreation sites, and museums? Well buckle up, Larry, because a new report from the […]

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Every Friday, Off The Record looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for bits of news we missed throughout the week.

• Are you a fan of Milwaukee County and all the things Milwaukee County offers? You know, things like public parks, recreation sites, and museums? Well buckle up, Larry, because a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum titled “Delay of Game” is here to remind you that Milwaukee County currently faces “a seemingly insurmountable backlog of tens of millions of dollars worth of deferred maintenance, and lacks the resources to make headway in paring it down.” Wheeeeee!

Just when you thought the Domes were the only things up deferred maintenance creek without a paddle, here comes the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Charles Allis Art Museum, the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, the Milwaukee County Historical Center, Trimborn Farm, and pretty much everything else. The report’s key findings include:

Almost every form of parks infrastructure has pressing needs. The list of parks assets that the county should replace within the next 10 years includes 85% of parking lots and service yards, 75% of walkways, 73% of parkways, 54% of rated Oak Leaf Trails and of basketball courts, 48% of tennis courts, and 47% of large buildings other than the Domes.

Infrastructure issues are particularly acute at the county’s lower-profile cultural institutions. Critical leak damage is threatening the buildings and collections of the Charles Allis Art Museum and Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, and buildings owned by the Milwaukee County Historical Society have substantial needs. Decisions to defer capital projects have forced spending on short-term repairs.

The county lacks the capacity to finance the capital needs of its parks, recreational, and cultural assets if it wishes to stay within its self-imposed limits and address its other capital needs. To meet existing capital requests, the county would need to more than double budgeted spending on cultural institutions (from $6.2 million to $13.9 million) and increase spending nearly tenfold on parks (from $2.4 million to $23 million) in 2019 alone. Moreover, fulfilling all requests over the next four years would consume from 68% of the county’s financing capacity in 2019 to 97% in 2022.

So how are we going to pay for any of this? “We’re working to build a coalition throughout our community and across Wisconsin to create a state funding solution and address our biggest funding challenges,” Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele says. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• Speaking of Abele, the county exec shared his own thoughts on the above situation via Medium. In a post titled “A Tale of One Meeting,” Abele reminds Milwaukeeans that the county is going to have to come up with new revenue streams “in order to sustain operations, much less update and expand their possibilities for the future.” Also, get ready for service cuts:

The County is critically important to the future of both of these facilities. But as you’ll see in a couple weeks when we introduce the 2019 budget, while we are making major headway into creating as strong of a future for the County as possible, we’re realistically looking at more service cuts than we are program expansions.

“Let’s explore every possible shared resource — whether it’s money, manpower, statutory changes or anything else — and see what we can do to support each other,” Abele concludes. “It may seem impossible, but I firmly believe we can solve this. So let’s build each other up. And let’s do it before things start tumbling down.” [Medium]

• MillerCoors may have tumbled down two 19th century Gettelman Brewery buildings at its complex at 4400 W. State St., but plans to move a third building have changed. The company will now keep the Schweichart/Gettelman farmhouse where it is, and renovate it as well. [OnMilwaukee]

• Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore team is salvaging a bunch of stuff from the soon-to-be-demolished BMO Harris Bradley Center—lockers, fixtures, etc.—and hopes to net roughly $50,000 by selling said stuff at three Milwaukee-area shops. [OnMilwaukee]

• Milwaukee Film announced a ton of great stuff for its upcoming 2018 festival, including the full lineup for the Cream City Cinema program. [Milwaukee Film]

• A nonprofit organization called The Bells of Milwaukee is looking to refurbish three bells that survived the Trinity Lutheran Church fire. [Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service]

Project Pitch It, a Wisconsin-based reality show that takes its cues from Shark Tank, is returning for a third season on Channel 12. Applications for the coming season are due by October 1. [BizTimes]

• A new independent minor league professional baseball team that will play in Franklin next spring has a name: the Dead Milwaukee Milkmen. [BizTimes]

• The forever-awesome Get Down dance party is celebrating its 15th anniversary with four (!) events in October. [OnMilwaukee]

• In July, we brought you the news of a new wing place coming to 2911 N. Oakland Ave. That wing place, Good Land Wing Co., is now set to open September 27. [OnMilwaukee]

• The Wisconsin Gazette has printed its final issue, and will shutter its website following the November elections. This sucks. The Gazette will be sorely missed. [Wisconsin Gazette]

• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!

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25 Milwaukee shows, festivals, and random events to check out this fall http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/25-shows-festivals-random-events-milwaukee-fall/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/25-shows-festivals-random-events-milwaukee-fall/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:00:46 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=56262 Our weekly Tracklist is brought to you by the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival. Hello, fall. Hello, sweater weather and crunching leaves. Hello, oodles of shows, festivals, and random events that you should totally check out in Milwaukee over the course of the next 13 weeks. Hello, handy list of 25 of them. Enjoy! SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER […]

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Our weekly Tracklist is brought to you by the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival.

Hello, fall. Hello, sweater weather and crunching leaves. Hello, oodles of shows, festivals, and random events that you should totally check out in Milwaukee over the course of the next 13 weeks. Hello, handy list of 25 of them. Enjoy!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Hannibal Buress @ Riverside Theater

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Leon Bridges @ BMO Harris Pavilion

GGOOLLDD + Surgeons In Heat @ The Cooperage

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Bay View Gallery Night @ various locations

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Sky High Skateboard Shop 30th Anniversary @ Mad Planet

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls @ Fiserv Forum

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

Liz Phair @ Turner Hall Ballroom

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

Beet Street Harvest Festival @ Bay View

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

Metallica @ Fiserv Forum

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

Foo Fighters @ Fiserv Forum

Courtney Barnett @ Pabst Theater

Milwaukee Record Presents: Dead Alive @ Avalon Theater

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Milwaukee Film Festival @ various locations

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21

Abby Jeanne’s Cosmic Weekend @ The Cooperage

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

Nightmare On Center Street @ various locations

Doomsday @ Fuel Cafe 5th Street

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Ween @ The Rave

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Milwaukee Record Presents: Idiocracy @ Avalon Theater

Judd Apatow @ Turner Hall Ballroom

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Double Dare Live! @ Miller High Life Theatre

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

MST3K Live! @ Riverside Theater

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Napoleon Dynamite Live! @ Riverside Theater

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Har Mar Superstar And Sabrina Ellis Do The Songs Of Dirty Dancing @ The Cooperage

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Jake “The Snake” Roberts @ Club Garibaldi

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5

Thom Yorke @ Riverside Theater

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The Hop to host streetcar bike ride, despite discouraging “less comfortable cyclists” from riding near streetcar http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/the-hop-bike-ride-streetcar-route-discouraging-bikers-riding-streetcar-route/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/the-hop-bike-ride-streetcar-route-discouraging-bikers-riding-streetcar-route/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 05:50:29 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=56274 oday at 6 p.m. (weather permitting, we assume?), The Hop and the Wisconsin Bike Fed will host a free bicycle ride along Milwaukee’s soon-to-be-fully-operational streetcar route. This “relaxed ride through the city’s downtown” is intended to “introduce participants to some helpful tips about riding along and across the streetcar route.” Earlier this summer, however, one of […]

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Today at 6 p.m. (weather permitting, we assume?), The Hop and the Wisconsin Bike Fed will host a free bicycle ride along Milwaukee’s soon-to-be-fully-operational streetcar route. This “relaxed ride through the city’s downtown” is intended to “introduce participants to some helpful tips about riding along and across the streetcar route.” Earlier this summer, however, one of The Hop’s helpful tips about riding along and across the streetcar route was simply “don’t.”

First, the press release for today’s ride:

The ride will begin at 6:00 p.m. at The Hop’s Operations and Maintenance Facility (enter at the corner of W. Clybourn St. and N. Vel R. Phillips Ave.), where instructors will discuss some key points about biking over and near the streetcar tracks. Participants will also be able to see how easy it is to bring a bike on board The Hop. From there, the group will ride the length of the route and back to see all the great destinations along the way and experience how cyclists and The Hop can safely share our roads.

And now, the “Tips For Cyclists” that The Hop released earlier this summer via its HopSmart service (emphasis ours):

Track grooves are slightly wider than a typical bike tire, meaning bikes can potentially get stuck in the track way. Always avoid riding between the rails, where it can be difficult to maneuver in the tight space.

When crossing the tracks, always do so in as close to a 90-degree angle as possible, and ride in an upright position as opposed to leaning into the turn.

When making a left turn across streetcar tracks, do so in two stages. First, cross in the right lane through the intersection. Second, pivot to the left to cross the tracks perpendicularly at the next traffic signal.

Streetcar tracks can become slippery when wet, so always exercise caution when biking near the tracks in rainy or snowy weather.

Much of the streetcar route includes clearly-marked bike lanes, but an alternative route is typically only a block away for less comfortable cyclists.

Today’s ride comes after two incidents where a motorcyclist and a Bublr Bike rider took “major spills” while riding along and across the streetcar tracks. Both riders are represented by Michael Hupy, naturally.

But whatever: The Hop is here, it’s not going away, and we’re all going to have to learn how to deal with it. Advance registration for today’s ride is not required, but folks are encouraged to RSVP on Facebook. Good luck out there!

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So long, Soul Low http://milwaukeerecord.com/music/so-long-soul-low/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/music/so-long-soul-low/#respond Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:43:14 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=56215 ad news, Milwaukee music fans: Soul Low, one of the city’s best bands, has called it quits. The writing has been on the wall for some time (band members moved to different parts of the country last year), but a Facebook post on Wednesday made it official: good morning soul nation, this is a hard post to […]

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Sad news, Milwaukee music fans: Soul Low, one of the city’s best bands, has called it quits. The writing has been on the wall for some time (band members moved to different parts of the country last year), but a Facebook post on Wednesday made it official:

good morning soul nation,

this is a hard post to write but nonetheless is one that comes with a sense of comfort to be written and released.

the four boys of soul low have decided it’s time to put this project to bed.

the last year has been quiet, as a lot of y’all have noticed and pointed out. in 2017 sam moved to brooklyn and jake & sean moved to minneapolis. for a while we considered the possibility of being a long distance band, but we feel at this point it’s better to move on.

soul low was born in high school from an instinct to create. we wrote incessantly, toured whenever our lives allowed us to leave the city, collaborated with our friends & folks we looked up to, and always worked to do shit that was important to us. nine years later, we’ve cultivated an audience that has allowed us to try and experiment as our tastes evolved which has been a fucking dream.

we’re beyond thankful to every band, venue, promoter, and person that’s put us on across the country. we’ve seen and done far more than our 16 year old selves could have imagined and for that we’re so fucking appreciative.

thank you for nine years of soul low. thank you for caring. we’re some lucky boys. we have a few more times to see y’all. til then.

xoxo,
sam, jake, sean, charlie

Bummer. Still, Soul Low leaves behind a wealth of terrific music, from 2013’s classic UNEASY to 2017’s triumphant Cheer Up. Here’s how we summed up the latter album:

But maybe that’s part of Cheer Up‘s theme, too. Life is full of moments of darkness and despair, but it moves on. The pains of one generation become the passed-down tales of another. Still, for listeners of a certain age, it’s worth revisiting those dark times, remembering what it’s like to be young and on-edge, and hopefully sighing in relief that you made it out alive. “I’ve got a bad set of moods and I think it’s gonna be awhile ’til they move,” goes the chorus of “Bad Set Of Moods.” Likewise, the pleasures and anxieties of Cheer Up aren’t likely to leave your head anytime soon.

Listen to all of Soul Low’s music here. So long, boys, and thank YOU for caring.

Oh yeah: Back when Milwaukee Record launched in 2014, Soul Low starred in the sole installment of our ill-fated “Prop-A-Ganza” video series. Good (and spooky) times!

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Vinz Clortho travels down a lost highway in “Endless Road” http://milwaukeerecord.com/music/vinz-clortho-travels-down-lost-highway-endless-road/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/music/vinz-clortho-travels-down-lost-highway-endless-road/#respond Wed, 19 Sep 2018 05:50:19 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=56205 n paper, Milwaukee super-group Vinz Clortho sounds like a goof. Here are a bunch of musicians from bands like Calliope, Mortgage Freeman, Castle Thunder, and Mouse Corn playing in a group named after the Keymaster of Gozer (a.k.a. Volguus Zildrohoar, Lord of the Seboullia). Time to break out the proton packs! But no, Vinz Clortho is […]

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On paper, Milwaukee super-group Vinz Clortho sounds like a goof. Here are a bunch of musicians from bands like Calliope, Mortgage Freeman, Castle Thunder, and Mouse Corn playing in a group named after the Keymaster of Gozer (a.k.a. Volguus Zildrohoar, Lord of the Seboullia). Time to break out the proton packs!

But no, Vinz Clortho is not a goof. Instead, it’s a moody, sax-drenched roadhouse band more inspired by Chris Isaak and Twin Peaks than Dr. Peter Venkman and Ghostbusters. On the new “Endless Road,” those influences are front and center—dig the surreal surf-psych vibe; the lyrics about stepping on the gas and driving down a midnight highway, and that crazy sax, man. Somewhere, Bill Pullman is proud.

Formed in 2017 by Vic Buell of Calliope, Vinz Clortho has a pair of singles under its belt, and will celebrate the release of its latest Saturday, September 22 at Company Brewing. (Vanity Plates and The Old Prospectors will play in support.) Until then, put down THE Nine Inch Nails and listen to “Endless Road,” only at Milwaukee Record.

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Jake “The Snake” Roberts is coming to Club Garibaldi November 24 http://milwaukeerecord.com/sports/jake-the-snake-roberts-club-garibaldi-november-24/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/sports/jake-the-snake-roberts-club-garibaldi-november-24/#respond Wed, 19 Sep 2018 05:40:51 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=56232 ew figures are as emblematic of the highs and lows of ’80s WWF/WWE professional wrestling than Jake “The Snake” Roberts. Right up there with Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant, Roberts was a towering, brooding figure of the company from 1986-1992. (Losing to Jake “The Snake” meant getting his python, Damien, draped over you.) Various […]

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Few figures are as emblematic of the highs and lows of ’80s WWF/WWE professional wrestling than Jake “The Snake” Roberts. Right up there with Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant, Roberts was a towering, brooding figure of the company from 1986-1992. (Losing to Jake “The Snake” meant getting his python, Damien, draped over you.) Various stints in other companies (and the WWE) followed, though Roberts became better known in the late ’90s and early ’00s for his health and addiction problems, and for an unflattering appearance in the 1999 documentary Beyond The Mat. These days, the former and forever “Snake” seems to be doing much better; he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014.

Oh, and you’ll be able to see Jake “The Snake” Roberts in person at Club Garibaldi on Saturday, November 24! The iconic wrestler will bring his “Dirty Details Tour” to the Bay View club that night, and will thrill the crowd with an “uncensored night of comedy and stories from the road that will forever change how you look at the glory days of WWE.” Comedy!

General admission tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. A $50 meet-and-greet package is also available. According to the ticketing site: “This is more than likely your once in a lifetime opportunity to meet Jake The Snake Roberts! He will be available for photos, autographs, and brief conversations. He’d love to sign anything and everything you have. This Meet & Greet will take place approximately 15 minutes after the show.”

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New Turner Hall restaurant, Tavern at Turner, set to open October 3 http://milwaukeerecord.com/food-drink/new-turner-hall-restaurant-tavern-at-turner-open-october-3/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/food-drink/new-turner-hall-restaurant-tavern-at-turner-open-october-3/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:01:18 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=56150 or more than a decade, Turner Hall Ballroom has been a gem of a venue, hosting bands and events (like our own Local Coverage!) both big and small. And for more than a decade, the restaurant on the first floor of Turner Hall has been…well, kind of confusing. Often closed and gated off, the space […]

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For more than a decade, Turner Hall Ballroom has been a gem of a venue, hosting bands and events (like our own Local Coverage!) both big and small. And for more than a decade, the restaurant on the first floor of Turner Hall has been…well, kind of confusing. Often closed and gated off, the space has gone through numerous operators over the years, none of whom seemed able (or willing) to properly integrate it with its upstairs neighbor. All that should change, however, when veteran Milwaukee restauranteur Mike Eitel (Nomad World Pub, SportClub) takes over and reopens the restaurant on Wednesday, October 3. So long, oft-empty and unused space; hello, Tavern at Turner.

“Collaborating with the Pabst Theater Group to bring this space back to life is truly exciting for me personally,” Eitel says in a press release. “They’ve done such amazing things for this town by elevating the entertainment scene here and now we have the chance to help make Turner Hall something really special again. Soon, people will be able to once again catch a drink or even have dinner before or after a show in the ballroom upstairs or over at events at the new Forum. The timing was perfect and sitting right in the heart of the new entertainment district allows us to be part of the amazing revitalization happening in this area of downtown.”

Tavern at Turner will feature, well, tavern-esque favorites like burgers, entrée salads, appetizers, and “Chef Joshua Moore’s interpretation of the Friday fish fry.” (Heads up, Caleb.) There will also be an “eclectic array of global food items” on a separate late-night menu.

“Turner Hall Ballroom sat empty for decades until we hosted our first show on October 26, 2007,” says Gary Witt, CEO of the Pabst Theater Group. “But in our almost 11 years there, the experience for every show goer has always been incomplete without a food and beverage partner in that beautiful space. Well, good things DO come to those who wait. We are beyond excited to now work with Mike Eitel and the Caravan Hospitality Group team as it completes our show goers experience in a spectacular way with the Tavern at Turner!”

As for the space itself, the main dining room will be the “tavern” space, and will feature bar height tables, oodles of TVs, and a pool table. The adjoining Palm Garden will be an “open, airy space for special events and private parties that will feel a bit like a grand hotel lobby but also has dart boards, pool tables and shuffleboard for folks to hang out in when not booked for corporate events, receptions, or small intimate shows.” Finally, a “parlor” area will feature banquette seating and a “darker, more intimate vibe.”

Also, according to an earlier piece from OnMilwaukee:

Eitel hopes to plaster vintage Milwaukee rock and roll posters on the boards that will hide the murals as a tie-in to the dozens and dozens of concerts that take place in the ballroom upstairs at Turner Hall.

“I don’t want to be a rock ‘n’ roll hall of fame for Milwaukee or anything, but we’re going to try to find as many old posters from The Globe, The Unicorn, Century Century Hall, The Palms, Papagaio,” he says.

“Most people aren’t even going to recognize the bands or the venues, but I still think it’d be cool. And we’ll keep them updated as we go.”

In a word: finally. Check out the menu for Tavern at Turner below:

Tavern at Turner Menu
** Items available street style from 9pm-close

Starters:
Fries- large boat of hot fresh fries seasoned with salt and pepper $4.00

**Loaded Fries:

Papi Pollo- Fresh hot French fries topped with our buttermilk marinated fried chicken, mayo, and our house hot sauces, Panamanian Chombo and Colombian Aji $7.00

** Miguelito style, add avocado, add a Cage-free over medium egg for $2.00

Doggie Fries- Latin American French fry and hot dog art, deep fried hot dogs and French fries, smothered with mayo and our Chombo hot sauce $7.00

Tavern Fries- Pulled pork, beer cheese sauce, shredded cheddar cheese, bacon, bleu cheese, scallions, chili peppers $8.00

**Panga Hot Fish- house spicy battered and fried Atlantic cod with tangy remoulade sauce $8.00

Ahi Tuna Crudo – cucumbers, seared ahi, orange slices, ponzu sauce, avocado, micro greens $14.00

**Red Pepper Hummus – grilled flatbreads, and fresh vegetables $6.00

**Cheese Plate – smoked Cheddar, Brie, Chipotle gouda, pears, grapes, crostini         $13.00

**Korean Popcorn Chicken – cilantro lime rice, tempura battered and fried, then tossed in a sweet n spicy Korean BBQ sauce $9.00

**Salmon Croquettes – lemon, Dijon, scallions, red peppers, garlic, herbs, capers, breaded and deep fried to a golden brown served over arugula and drizzled with citrus aioli $9.00

**Scotch Egg – hardboiled egg, angus beef, peppers, onions, garlic Served over arugula and drizzled with aioli $7.00

The Tailgater Platter (2-4 people) – Milwaukee Pretzel Company pretzel toasted, smothered with a local bratwurst, Nathan’s hotdog, fried chicken, beer cheese sauce, scallions, Dijon mustard $22.00

Double Tailgater (5-8 people) – double the amount of local bratwurst, Nathans hotdogs, and fried chicken!! $28.00

**Wings: $14.00/dozen– all wings served with celery and carrots, and choice of house made dipping sauces (buttermilk ranch, tamarind chutney, bleu cheese, spicy Thai chili)

Piri Piri Wings- fiery North African bird’s eye chili sauced wings

Tavern – Sweet with a slight kick

Buffalo- Zippy classic, vinegar, spice and a hint of sweetness

Lemon Parmesan Garlic- savory with a touch of citrus and parmesan

Burgers:

All burgers served on a Breadsmith Egg Bun, lettuce, tomato, and onion available upon request. Add cheese $1.00 add bacon $1.50

Nomad Burger- 1/3-pound patty, maple bacon jam, aged cheddar cheese, chombo aioli, lettuce, tomato with fries $12.00

Surfer Dude- 1/3-pound patty, caramelized onions, pepper jack cheese, chipotle aioli, avocado, tomato with fries $12.00

Eurotrash Burger- Impossible burger patty, aged cheddar, pickles, onions, with fries $12.00

The Double T- two 1/3-pound patties, aged cheddar cheese, American cheese, pickles, onions, bistro sauce with fries $14.00

The Tavern Bleu Burger- 1/3-pound patty, caramelized onions, bleu cheese, aioli, bacon, lettuce, tomato with fries $12.00

The Havana Burger- house patty of ground pork and beef, over easy egg, crispy fried shoestring potatoes, Nacional sauce with fries $9.00

Classic Tavern Burger- 1/3-pound patty, with fries $7.00

Handhelds:

Cubano- Ciabatta, jalapeno mustard, ham, pulled pork, pickles, Swiss cheese with fries $9.00

Buttermilk Fried Chicken- Marinated chicken fried to a golden crisp, Chombo hot sauce, aioli, avocado with fries $9.00

**Bourbon BBQ Pulled Pork- Slow roasted pork shoulder with bourbon BBQ sauce, citrus slaw with fries $9.00

**Nathan’s Original- Nathan’s famous 100% all beef frank on a bun with fries $6.00

**Bratwurst- Local sausage from Buddy’s Meat Market in Bayview, sauerkraut, onions with fries $6.00

Banh Mi – bao buns, marinated chicken, cucumbers, radishes, carrots, scallions, cilantro, spicy Thai chili sauce, aioli $8.00

**Street Tacos

3 each on flour or corn tortillas, all served with lime wedges

Nopales – cactus salad, queso fresco, Nacional sauce, pico de gallo $8.00

Panga Hot Fish – house spicy battered cod, citrus slaw, queso fresco, chombo aioli, avocado $11.00

Carne Asada – marinated flank steak, queso fresco, pico de gallo, picked cilantro $12.00

Soup:

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Cup $3.00 Bowl $5.00

Chili – angus beef, peppers, onions, jalapenos, poblanos, tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans

Cup $3.00   Bowl $5.00

Cheddar cheese, sour cream, and onions available upon request

Salads:**

Add:     Chicken $3 Shrimp $4  Steak $5  Salmon or Ahi Tuna $6

Spinach Salad – carrots, cucumbers, scallions, radishes, cilantro, orange segments, red onion, sesame ginger dressing and fried sesame sticks $7.00 half $3.00

Mediterranean Salad – chopped hearts of romaine, red onion, kalamata olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, scallions, fried spiced chickpeas, basil vinaigrette $8.00 half $4.00

Tavern Chop Salad – Mixed greens, ham, avocado, bacon, red onion, tomato, cucumber, carrots, bleu cheese, shredded cheddar, hardboiled egg, red wine vinaigrette $12.00 half $6.00

House Salad – Mixed greens, red onion, tomato, cucumber, sourdough croutons, honey Dijon vinaigrette $6.00 half $3.00

**Nalu Bowls:

Pork – cilantro lime rice, charred corn, seared pineapple, braised pork shoulder, onions, jalapenos, avocado, Nacional sauce, cilantro $10.00

Shrimp – tequila lime shrimp, cilantro lime rice, charred corn, seared pineapple, spiced black beans, jalapenos, Nacional sauce, pico de gallo, avocado $12.00

Veggie – roasted carrots, peppers, onions, summer squash, zucchini, nopales salad, cilantro lime rice, citrus vinaigrette, avocado $8.00

Entrees:

Pan seared Whitefish – potato pancakes, white wine, butter haricot verts, brown butter sauce $18.00

Chicken Linguine Pasta – lemon thyme cream sauce, zucchini, squash, asparagus, tomatoes, grilled chicken $14.00

Seared Ahi – balsamic marinated tomatoes, asparagus, garlic, shallots, herbs, scallions $16.00

Hand cut Ribeye – 12-ounce grilled ribeye, fries, dirty butter, asparagus $28.00

Go big and get the 16-ounce!! $34.00

Herb crusted Salmon – roasted fingerlings, haricot verts, beurre blanc $20.00

Milwaukee Mac – macaroni, seared brats, thick cut bacon, cheddar cheese, scallions, beer cheese sauce $ 12.00

Desserts:

Puff Puff Sundae – fried dough, tossed in cinnamon and sugar, topped with vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate sauce, strawberries, whipped cream, and a maraschino cherry $7.00

Cake in a Jar – Chocolate cake, peanut butter cups, pretzels, Nutella, whipped cream, strawberries $7.00

Friday Fish Fry
Substitute potato pancakes for $1.00 more
Beer Battered Cod – french fries, rye bread, butter, lemon, citrus coleslaw, remoulade
$14.00
Baked Cod – french fries, rye bread, butter, lemon, citrus coleslaw, remoulade $14.00
Fried Perch – french fries, rye bread, butter, lemon, citrus coleslaw, remoulade $13.00
Hotfish Battered Cod (spicy tempura battered) – french fries, rye bread, butter, lemon,
citrus coleslaw, remoulade $14.00

Saturday Night
Prime Rib Dinner – 10 ounce hand carved prime rib, au jus, roasted fingerling potatoes,
haricot verts $22.00

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FYI: Only three restaurants remain in the Grand Ave. food court http://milwaukeerecord.com/food-drink/fyi-only-three-restaurants-remain-grand-ave-food-court/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/food-drink/fyi-only-three-restaurants-remain-grand-ave-food-court/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 05:12:32 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=56191 he last time we dropped by the ever-emptying Shops of Grand Avenue, we said goodbye to Boston Store. A few months before that, we paid our respects to the recently closed Rocky Rococo. Only four restaurants remained in the third-floor food court at that time: a Qdoba, a Panda Express, a Subway, and that Tomato place that […]

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The last time we dropped by the ever-emptying Shops of Grand Avenue, we said goodbye to Boston Store. A few months before that, we paid our respects to the recently closed Rocky Rococo. Only four restaurants remained in the third-floor food court at that time: a Qdoba, a Panda Express, a Subway, and that Tomato place that sells wraps or whatever. Now, we have the solemn duty to inform you that that number is down to three. The Grand Ave. Subway appears to be closed for good, too, leaving only Qdoba, Panda Express, and that Tomato place that sells wraps or whatever. This is truly the end times, folks.

Oh god, what’s the point anymore? Even Subway doesn’t give a shit, as evidenced by these signs that redirect potential sub-eaters to their downtown cafe location, and apologize for “inconveniency.” A typo or a purposeful use of an archaic form of “inconvenience”? Only the Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra knows for sure.

Like everything in Milwaukee these days, the Shops of Grand Avenue aren’t really dying—they’re just changing. The mall’s Plankinton Arcade is being transformed into apartments (just imagine living in that former pen shop!), and the mall’s owners have been teasing a “food hall” for the first floor. The current food court will likely be converted to office space. These plans, it should be said, have been floating around forever. Oh, and that barber who ran for mayor is gone, too.

RIP Subway and everything else. Also: place your bets on the final food court survivor. Our money’s on Panda Express.

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You’ll always remember where you were when WalletHub named Milwaukee the 32nd “most fun” city in America http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/remember-wallethub-milwaukee-32nd-most-fun-city-america/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/remember-wallethub-milwaukee-32nd-most-fun-city-america/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 05:10:30 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=56127 here are certain events that are forever burned in America’s collective memory: the moon landing, September 11, that time at the VMAs when Axl Rose got into it with Kurt Cobain. Provided you were actually alive for these events, you’ll always remember where you were when they happened. Add to that list Tuesday, September 18, […]

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There are certain events that are forever burned in America’s collective memory: the moon landing, September 11, that time at the VMAs when Axl Rose got into it with Kurt Cobain. Provided you were actually alive for these events, you’ll always remember where you were when they happened. Add to that list Tuesday, September 18, 2018, for that is the day that personal finance website WalletHub named Milwaukee, Wisconsin—yes, our Milwaukee, Wisconsin!—the 32nd “most fun” city in America. Well, make that Monday, September 17, because that’s when the list was first released. Whatever.

This is it. This is really it. We’re the 32nd “most fun” city in the country. Not quite as fun as Nashville, Tennessee (#31), but just a touch more fun than Jacksonville, Florida (#33). Want to have fun in Madison, Wisconsin? Good luck, Bucky—our neighbor to the west ranks a paltry #68. Also, have fun finding anything to do in Des Moines, Iowa (#103); Warwick, Rhode Island (#161); or Pearl City, Hawaii (dead last at #182). Vegas, Orlando, and New York City seem cool, though (#1-3, respectively).

How did WalletHub come up with its rankings? What was the site’s methodology? Who in their right mind thinks Philadelphia (#17) is more fun than Milwaukee? Good god, they put a lot of work into these things:

In order to determine the most fun cities in the U.S., WalletHub compared 182 cities—including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state—across three key dimensions: 1) Entertainment & Recreation, 2) Nightlife & Parties and 3) Costs.

We evaluated those dimensions using 65 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the greatest number and variety of fun and cost-effective activities. For metrics marked with an asterisk (*), the square root of the population was used to calculate the population size in order to avoid overcompensating for minor differences across cities.

Finally, we determined each city’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score and used the resulting scores to rank-order our sample. Our sample considers only the city proper in each case and excludes the surrounding metro area.

Okay then. Great job, Milwaukee. Never forget.

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