First Impression: Rocket Baby Satellite Café

It usually works the other way around. Traditionally, restaurants and bars test their mettle within Milwaukee's stringent city limits before casting franchise feelers to the suburbs. Bel Air Cantina opened in '...

Kyle Kinane slays in endearing Shank showing

Among comedy nerds, Kyle Kinane is already a modern deity of sorts. Since 2010, the suburban Chicago native’s popularity has seen a significant uptick, largely due to his hilarious debut album Death Of The Part...

New festival is the taco the town

The taco is a food that's deeply connected to Milwaukee's rich and distinct culinary tradition. With that in mind, Swarmm Entertainment Group—whose mission statement is "to ignite and fulfill the human imaginat...

Tracklist: 16 recommended Twitter unfollows

Twitter can be daunting. Literally every nanosecond of every day, somebody somewhere feels compelled to expend between one and 140 characters tweeting about something–anything–they want to express that particul...

Off Base: 11 Milwaukee Brewers beer pairings

As Milwaukee Beer Week nears its bleary and drunken conclusion, it’s only natural to turn our attention to the obvious connection between beer and the Milwaukee Brewers. After all, unless the Philly Phanatic wh...

Brew Ha Ha! crafts comedy with local ingredients

The connection between stand-up comedy and alcohol is undeniable. Though the former doesn’t necessarily require the latter, “two-drink minimum” is a term firmly implanted in the vocabulary of anybody who’s ever...

Nobody cares what you think about Ryan Braun

When Ryan Braun stepped to the plate for his first at-bat this season—his first Miller Park plate appearance since serving a 65-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s performance enhancing drug p...

First Impression: Who’s On Third

If Research & Development Pub taught us nothing else, we learned that sometimes a bar can overcome a stupid-ass name to prove itself a worthwhile establishment for one to spend time and money. April 19 mark...

First Impression: Cream City Swirl

Bay View is in the midst of a restaurant renaissance. The chunk of southeast Milwaukee—which already has such feathers as Odd Duck, Guanajuato, both DeMarinis, Palomino, Classic Slice, and Hué proudly stuck in ...

Milwaukee Bucks’ end is just the beginning

It was like the last days of Rome…if the empire’s decline featured a t-shirt bazooka, a senior citizen dance squad, and Dippin’ Dots kiosks.After a brutal 81-game stretch that already ensured the team would...

First Impression: Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon

Milwaukee’s south side isn’t for want when it comes to chain restaurants. The airport-adjacent slice of the city has no shortage of dining establishments to welcome visitors to town with a corporately standardi...

Joke Thief Night brings open mic to taboo places

In the world of stand-up comedy, there’s no worse crime than stealing another comedian’s material. Even the implied heist of another comic’s jokes has pretty much sunk Carlos Mencia (not that we’re complaining)...