Every Friday, Stuff We Missed looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for, well, stuff we missed throughout the week. This week: a tale of Turner Hall and The Tandem!

• The Milwaukee Turners would like someone to operate their currently operator-less restaurant on the first floor of Turner Hall, please. “We seek to work with a progressive restaurateur who will recognize the history and mission of the Milwaukee Turners while creating their own successful business plan and menu,” reads a Request for Proposals (RFP). “We want them to be honest and good partners with us and our other tenant, the Pabst Theater Group, which operates the Turner Hall Ballroom and hosts concerts, shows, wedding, etc.”

The space—famous for its Friday fish frys—was last operated by Mike Eitel and was known as Tavern at Turner Hall. Interested in running a historic space directly across the street from the lively Deer District? You have until August 30 to apply HERE. [OnMilwaukee]

• Caitlin Cullen would like someone to take her currently closed Tandem restaurant at 1848 W. Fond du Lac Ave, please. Like, take it. For free. “I’m not going to reopen the restaurant. I can’t do it. It’s almost killed me a couple of times,” Cullen told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “My mental health is too important.”

Cullen—famous for being an incredible person and giving away free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic—opened The Tandem in 2016. So why not simply sell it? “I never got into it for the money. It belongs to Milwaukee,” Cullen said. Interested in taking the debt-free, fully furnished Tandem off of Cullen’s hands? Email her at [email protected] [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• Milwaukee Irish Fest is happening next weekend, August 20-22. Unlike Summerfest, which begins September 1, Irish Fest will not require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for entry. “We feel that is following the protocols that have been established by the CDC and the city of Milwaukee,” Irish Fest Executive Director Mike Mitchell told the [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• A terminology team at Rockwell Automation is looking to eliminate language it deems offensive and/or racially biased. Some of that language includes terms like “blacklist,” “kill switch,” “master clock,” “slave clock,” “orphan,” “penetration testing,” and “grandfather clause.” [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Potawatomi Hotel & Casino will reopen its Northern Lights Theater on September 23 (with a performance from Ides of March), and three of its restaurants (Canal Street Cafe, RuYi, the Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill) on August 19. [OnMilwaukee]

• New episode of Milwaukee Kitchen! [YouTube]

• A new American fusion-restaurant, Twisted Cafe, is coming soon to the old Elephant Cafe space at 1505 N. Farwell Ave. on the city’s east side. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• A new brewery, Amorphic Beer, is coming soon to 3700 N. Fratney St. in Riverwest. “The beer will be very data driven,” owner Ron Hockersmith told [Urban Milwaukee]. “We’ll take sensory data from our sales and our patrons and think of ways to use big data. Instead of just taking an ingredient and throwing it in, we want to achieve a flavor, aroma or color.”

• Central Standard Craft Distillery is opening a new tasting room at 320 E. Clybourn St. on August 14. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Punch Bowl Social, which is located in the Deer District, has been closed since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the Punch Bowl Social, which is currently the subject of a claim by the city that it “refused to pay $22,610.53, in property taxes,” is gonna reopen this fall. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!

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