Every Friday, Stuff We Missed looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for, well, stuff we missed throughout the week.

• Back in 2021, beloved restaurant Big Boy returned to Wisconsin for the first time in 26 years. Owners Chaz Hastings and Scott Carleton opened a location in Germantown at N116W15841 Main St., delighting Big Boy diehards and Big Boy newbies alike. But now, Hasting and Carleton have announced that they’re selling the Big Boy building in Germantown, and that the location will eventually close. Happily, they plan to open a new Big Boy 10 miles south, in Sussex, sometime this December.

“The restaurant will be called Big Boy Burger & Sweets to emphasize the increased number of ice cream and sweet treats available on the menu,” explains the [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]. “It will be attached to a new restaurant and bar called The GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) Bar & Grill.”

As for the Germantown location: “Hastings said he just put the building on the market, and Wisconsin Big Boy in Germantown will operate as usual until it is sold. ‘It could take 45 days or a year,’ he said.”

• Speaking of restaurants, when East Side restaurant Tavolino abruptly closed this week, many now-former employees complained that they hadn’t received paychecks owed to them. Well, Tavolino owner Peter Dietrich hears you, now-former employees, and he, um, feels bad about it.

“A wise friend once told me: ‘There’s one thing that you should never mess with, and that’s your employees’ livelihood.’ And in this case, I’ve 100% failed them,” Dietrich told [OnMilwaukee]. “I am not passing the blame. They trusted me and this falls squarely on my shoulders.”

• In more positive restaurant news, Walker’s Point restaurant Movida is expanding its dining room and adding a rooftop patio to its space inside Hotel Madrid. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Whatever happened to the animatronic Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra that used to entertain folks at the Shops of Grand Avenue? Well, they’re in storage. [WUWM]

• The fog is getting thicker, and that FPC Live concert venue planned for the Deer District is getting…smaller? [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• “Milwaukee ranked among country’s best cities by Conde Nast Traveler readers.” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• “Milwaukee’s One of the ‘Best Big Cities’ According to Condé Nast Traveler.” [Milwaukee Magazine]

• “Milwaukee named a top-three U.S. large city in Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.” [Visit Milwaukee]

• “Milwaukee finishes 3rd in Conde Nast Traveler’s best big cities list.” [OnMilwaukee]

• “Milwaukee tops New Orleans, NYC in Condé Nast Traveler survey of top places to visit.” [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• “Milwaukee ranked third for best U.S. large cities to visit.” [WISN 12]

• “Milwaukee snags top spot in Conde Nast’s top travel destinations report.” [TMJ 4]

• “Milwaukee ranked a top-three U.S. large city to visit.” [Spectrum News 1]

• Have a great weekend, Milwuakee!

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