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View original article by Lori Fredrich from OnMilwaukee.com

Miller Time Pub hosts first beer dinner
The Miller Time Pub & Grill will be hosting its first ever food and beer pairing dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The four-course dinner will feature dishes like Quail & Duck Confit paired with St. Stefanus and Coffee Braised Beef Short Ribs paired with Leinenkugel’s Creamy Dark. Cost is $45/person, plus tax & gratuity.

And that’s not all. In January, the Pub will be hopping with a series of all new events, including Trivia Mondays, from 8:30 – 10: 30 p.m. every Monday and Live Music Wednesdays from 8-11 p.m., featuring music from local favorites Joe Wray and Marc Ballini. Miller Lite will be available for $2.50 per glass.


Best Historic Revamp: Monarch Lounge

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Best Historic Revamp

How often do you really seek out a hotel bar? The Hilton Milwaukee City Center’s Monarch Lounge (509 W. Wisconsin Ave.) just might change that. A classic cocktail menu is a plus, but the real draw is the 1920s-era, art deco surroundings. The lounge holds the building’s original crystal chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling mahogany wood panels and 30-foot, previously covered windows that look out on to Fifth Street. At a time when it’s trendy to be retro, it’s refreshing to see the real thing. (CD)


Westbrook to debut fall fashion collection

Original article for BizTimes.com

Milwaukee fiber artist Timothy Westbrook, a former Pfister Hotel Artist-in-Residence and a former contestant on Lifetime’s reality TV show “Project Runway,” will unveil his fall fashion show on Saturday, Sept. 21, in the dinosaur exhibit of the Milwaukee Public Museum.

The show, titled “Paleontology of a Woman,” will feature Westbrook’s fashion creations that have largely been inspired by themes related to dinosaurs and sustainability.

Westbrook has been working on his fall collection with eight student apprentices at his studio, which he opened in the Shops of Grand Avenue following his 2012-2013 residency with the Pfister Hotel.

Included in his fashion collection is a series of hole-punched aluminum can shoes and dinosaur masks similar to the masks of Broadway’s The Lion King.

Westbrook, a native of Wanakena, N.Y., has also teamed up with more than 32 area artists including sculptors, jewelry designers and a music composer to pull his latest fashion collection and show together.

Along with reusing and repurposing old materials to create his fashions, Westbrook will reinforce sustainability at his show by transporting all materials from his studio to the Milwaukee Public Museum by bicycle. Hair and make-up products used on models will be eco-friendly as well.

“Paleontology of a Woman” will kick off at 7:15 p.m. with a reception following at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center beginning at 9 p.m. Cost to attend the show is $50. For more information visit www.paleontologyofawoman.com, and to purchase tickets click here.

The Milwaukee Public Museum is located at 800 W. Wells St. in downtown Milwaukee.


The Weekly Nibble: Marcus stocks single barrel Jack Daniel’s for Harley bash

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Marcus Hotels to feature Single Barrel Jack Daniel’s for Harley-Davidson Anniversary

Marcus hotel venues, The Pfister HotelInterContinental Milwaukee, and Hilton Milwaukee City Center, have announced they will feature exclusive Single Barrel Jack Daniel’s Whiskey at select food and beverage outlets during the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary celebrations.

The spirits were acquired during a June trip to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery by Ed Carrella, general manager at Mason Street Grill. While sampling the single barrel whiskey – a premium class of whiskey in which each bottle comes from an individual aged barrel – he was looking for an overall well-balanced flavor.

“We do not want the whiskey to overpower the guest’s palate,” explained Carrella. “But we also don’t want the whiskey to get lost in a drink. Bold, yet smooth is really what we were looking for – and we found it with the barrel we selected.”

Bottles will be available for purchase at any of the three Milwaukee hotels and dining outlets for $110 for the first bottle and $75 for a second bottle. Additionally, Mason Street GrillLobby LoungeBlu Bar & Lounge,Kil@watCLEAR Bar & LoungezendenMiller Time Pub & Grill, and Monarch Lounge, will be selling commemorative bottles of the select Jack Daniel’s Whiskey for $150 to be kept behind the bar, so they can request a drink made with their own private reserve whenever they visit.

Each of the three hotels will host complimentary tastings of the exclusive Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Whiskey. Jack Daniel’s girls will pass samples at Miller Time Pub & Grill on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., CLEAR Bar & Lounge on Friday, Aug. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Mason Street Grill on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.

For details on all of the anniversary celebration specials and events from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, visit mkepackages.com/jackdaniels.

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Hotel rooms still available for Harley-Davidson’s 110th

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — We are just a little over three weeks away from Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary. As many as 150, site 000 people will be riding into Milwaukee for the anniversary celebration, and that means, it’s all hands on deck for Milwaukee-area hotels!

“We are super excited for this to come,” said Cassie Scrima, Director of Marketing for Marcus Hotels.

Scrima says as many as a thousand employees are getting the three hotels ready for the big bash. The Pfister Hotel, Hilton Milwaukee and the Intercontinental Hotel have special events and promotions for all of their guests.
Fifth Street near Wisconsin Ave. will close to host a beer garden and a bikini bike wash, and all their restaurants, like Miller Time Pub, will have a special drink made for Harley fans.

“We had a couple of people go down to Lynchburg, Tenn. to hand-select a single barrel whiskey from Jack Daniels. We have all those bottles available at all our restaurants,” said Scrima.

As for accommodations, they’ve been booked for months, but Scrima encourages interested guests to check with the hotel because there could be cancellations.

“We do have some waitlists we can put people on for sure,” she said.

Outside of the Downtown area, dozens of hotels are still available. Those can be found on the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association website, which is updated weekly.

“Right now, it displays 51 properties within a 2-hour drive. We have it broken out between how far it is between 15 minutes to 2 hours,” said President & CEO Trisha Pugal.

Rooms range from one night to week-long stays, depending on the hotel.


A Midwestern State of Mind

View original article by Alex Palmer and Kate Mulcrone for SuccessfulMeetings.com

“Beer City” has a whole lot of excitement brewing. With renovations at major meetings properties and the debut of several new hotels, and there’s never been a better time to visit.
The 205-room Milwaukee Marriott Downtown opened on Wisconsin Avenue in June. The $54-million property has 9,000 square feet of meeting and event space as well as a café/bar and a Starbucks.
The Courtyard Milwaukee Downtown has unveiled a renovated lobby and restaurant, viagra The Bistro. The 169-room property has 2,649 square feet of meeting space divided into four rooms. Free wireless Internet is available throughout the lobby.
Last year, the Hilton Milwaukee City Center completed a $14-million renovation of its rooms and public areas. The 729-room hotel has 35, shop 000 square feet of meeting and event space with five ballrooms and 18 meeting rooms. The property was also awarded AAA Four-Diamond status in 2012.
The Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee recently touched up both its meeting and pre-function space. The lobby and restaurant have also been newly renovated. The hotel has 149 guest rooms and a total of 7,500 square feet of meeting and event space and can host up to 385 attendees.
The Hilton Madison Monona Terrace renovated its 240 guest rooms and lobby last spring to the tune of $2 million. Rooms were updated with new carpeting and furniture as well as media hubs that allow guests to connect their laptops and mobile devices to in-room TVs. The hotel has 1,288 square feet of meeting space and a direct connection to the 250,000-square-foot Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.
In November 2012, the 128-room Hilton Garden Inn opened in downtown Milwaukee with 4,500 square feet of meeting space. One standout feature is a 1,000-square-foot, five-story atrium that can be used for receptions. The hotel is located in the Loyalty Building, a 19th-century landmark.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will build a 158-room hotel in Milwaukee’s historic Third Ward neighborhood at the corner of East Chicago Street and North Broadway. The new property will feature meeting space, a ground-floor restaurant, and a rooftop bar. At press time, the hotel was expected to debut in 2015.
Farther afield, The American Club Resort in Kohler, WI has wrapped up work on The Carriage House, its self-enclosed annex. The 55 rooms now feature new plumbing, furniture, linens, and — of course! — Kohler-branded products.


Milwaukee IndyFest Street Party returns

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The second annual Milwaukee IndyFest is taking place June 14 -15 at the Milwaukee Mile at the Wisconsin State Fair Park and once again Marcus Hotels & Resorts is hosting a variety of activities in preparation for this year’s IZOD IndyCar Series race.

The Milwaukee IndyFest Street Party will be held on June 13 adjacent to the Hilton Milwaukee at the Miller Time Pub & Grill. There will be a vintage car show, House of Harley Davidson parade and more exciting entertainment options.

The street party will run from 5-10 p.m. in the parking lot located on 5th and Wisconsin streets across from the Hilton Milwaukee hotel. The street party is free to all attendees and is open to the public. After the street party ends the celebration continues in the Miller Time Pub & Grill.

  • Live music beginning at 5 p.m. with Uprising, a local pop/rock band and finishing with Milwaukee favorite, The Eddie Butts Band.
  • Food and beer from Miller Time Pub & Grill, highlighting its new beer-inspired menu including a selection of craft burgers ,Wisconsin cheese curds.
  • IZOD IndyCar Series race driver appearances and autograph session; special appearance by Michael Andretti.
  • Second annual car show with prizes. Registration is $10 per car before June 8 and includes two Marcus Theatres movie passes. Day-of registration is $15 per car. Best of Show winner receives two access passes to the Marcus Club for June 15 and an overnight stay at the winner’s choice of The Pfister Hotel, Hilton Milwaukee or the InterContinental Milwaukee.
  • House of Harley-Davidson parade as well as their “JumpStart” simulator.
  • Kids Zone with face painting, a giant slide, fun racing events and a bounce house.
  • Milwaukee food trucks.

All registration fees for the car show and 5 percent of food and beverage purchases will be donated to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the official charity of Milwaukee IndyFest.

Click here for more information on the Milwaukee IndyFest Street Party.

About Milwaukee IndyFest
Milwaukee IndyFest will take place June 14-15 at the Milwaukee Mile, the longest continually operating speedway in the world to celebrate it’s 110th Anniversary. The IZOD IndyCar Series race will begin on June 14 at 3 p.m. and at 4 p.m. on June 15.

Click here to purchase your tickets or call the Wisconsin State Fair Park box office at 4144-266-7100.


A city packed with summer fun

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MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (WOOD) – Just across Lake Michigan, is a great city to explore and the perfect place for your summer vacation; Milwaukee! With great restaurants, cultural institutions, events and more, it’s a city that offers something for everyone. Jeannine Sherman of  Visit Milwaukee stopped by eightWest to talk about some of the new things visitors will want to check out.

Brewhouse Inn & Suites The Brew House of the historic Pabst Brewery is now home to Milwaukee’s newest boutique hotel, the Brewhouse Inn & Suites. Highlights of this 90-room, all-suite hotel include five original giant copper brew kettles in the second floor lobby and a stained glass window of King Gambrinus, the patron saint of beer. The property will also be home to a full-service restaurant, Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub, and an outdoor beer garden. Braise Braise made the list of Bon Appetit’s 50 Best New Restaurants of 2012. Housed in a former corner tavern and bowling alley, this farm-to-table favorite showcases the culinary creativity of Chef Dave Swanson.

Clock Shadow Creamery Clock Shadow specializes in Wisconsin Cheese Curds and Quark, a creamy, white cheese. Next door, Purple Door Ice Cream churns up handmade, artisan flavors such as Chai with Pink Peppercorn and Whiskey Bacon!

Splash Studio Painting Bar Come on in, grab a beer or wine, and sit down in front of a canvas. At its core, Splash offers a three-hour experience with a local artist who guides you in creating an original painting. IZOD IndyCar Series Race fans will love getting up close with drivers as they work on their cars pre-race, families will enjoy the free Ferris wheel and game area and the beer garden with local bands will rock the grounds under the checkered flag is waved. The event takes place June 14-15, 2013.

Harley-Davidson Anniversary Celebration The Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration rolls into Milwaukee Labor Day Weekend! Activities include the World’s Largest Bike Night at the Harley-Davidson Museum, custom bike shows, organized rides, street parties around the city and concerts by dozens of artists including Kid Rock, Lupe Fiasco, ZZ Top and many more.

Summerfest The world’s largest music festival hits Milwaukee, June 26-30 and July 2-7. For 11 days and nights, you can party with the best in regional and national music entertainment on 10 ground stages, including a new $13 million dollar stage with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan.

Festa Italiana Romance, nostalgia and rich Italian delicacies fill the air at Festa Italiana, America’s premier Italian cultural event. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance of the Sicilian brass marching band, browse the cultural exhibits or be a part of the colorful religious procession following Sunday mass. Events take place July 19-21, 2013.

German Fest North America’s largest annually-held German festival, German Fest takes place July 25-28, 2013. Indulge in German cuisine from bratwurst and knockwurst to potato pancakes and sauerkraut. Join in on a game of Sheepshead or watch the parade of Dachshunds dressed in lederhosen.

Irish Fest North America’s largest Irish cultural festival, brings the Emerald Isle to Milwaukee’s lakefront. The music line up is filled with fiddles and bagpipes and the Celtic dancers keep toes tapping along. Get a taste of Ireland at the Jameson Lounge or the marketplace with more than 90 Irish craft vendors. Events take place August 15-18, 2013.


Andrew Miller, Bill Doyle discuss reopening of Miller Time Pub & Grill

Original Article by Fox 6 WakeUp

Andrew Miller and Chef Bill Doyle join FOX6 WakeUp to the about the reopening of Miller Time Pub & Grill.


Miller Time Pub & Grill to open at The Cornhusker Marriott in August

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, which owns The Cornhusker Marriott, said it will open its Miller Time Pub & Grill at the hotel in August.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts refreshed and reintroduced the collaboration with Miller Coors this week at the restaurant’s original location in the Hilton Milwaukee in Milwaukee.

Lincoln will be the second site for the Miller Time Pub & Grill. Additional locations for the new Miller Time Pub & Grill concept are being considered, the company said.

The Cornhusker Marriott is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation since Marcus acquired it last year. Renovation of the Miller Time Pub & Grill space, now occupied by The Terrace Grill at the hotel in Lincoln, will begin in June.

Marcus’ idea behind the Miller Time Pub & Grill is “creating a comfortable, neighborhood social spot while paying homage to its beer-inspired roots.”

“To enhance the dining experience, the restaurant, in partnership with world-class brewer MillerCoors, offers more than 25 draft options and over 50 brands of beers in a variety of growlers, yards or flights,” Marcus said in a news release. “Changes to service include staffed certified cicerones (beer experts) who are trained and tested on their beer knowledge, and available to help guests find perfect beer pairings for every menu selection”

The menu features specially crafted burgers, along with lighter, healthier salads, hearty entrees including crab cakes, fish, chicken, steak and a selection of desserts.

The grill will feature MillerCoors decor, including a collection of memorabilia and artifacts, photos and vintage ads, as well as a retail area.

View original article on JournalStar.com

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