Every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher, Evan Rytlewski, and Matt Wild take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. This half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so named because none of the oft-ridiculous views expressed on the show necessarily reflect the views of the hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and D.I.Y. lawn care tips are frequently discussed—and rarely agreed upon. The Disclaimer: Talk radio for the sane.
Milwaukee’s East Side received some good news last week: Crossroads Collective, “a unique culinary-driven food hall with multiple micro-restaurants,” is slated to open in the old Oriental Drugs space this fall. The brainchild of New Land Enterprises owner Tim Gokhman, Crossroads Collective intends to revitalize one of the city’s most iconic—and ever-changing—intersections. But what’s a “food hall,” exactly? And why is one suddenly being proposed for the Shops of Grand Avenue, too? Ryan, Evan, and Matt get to the bottom of this new trend, explore the not-so-clear line between “food hall” and “food court,” and make some jokes about Panda Express. Next, Matt briefs the gents on a new campaign to light the Hoan Bridge. How is it different from past efforts? Is it really another crowdfunding thing? Will appealing/pandering to Milwaukee pride ever end? And, most importantly, does anyone but the most devout Disclaimer listener (hi, mom!) still think about the time Milwaukee wanted to blow up a car?