Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company building. Photo by Richie Diesterheft.

Historical Milwaukee Streetcar Maps

In case you hadn’t heard, Milwaukee is getting a streetcar. That sentence should include the word “another”, as Milwaukee had, for nearly 70 years, been one of the preeminent US streetcar-using cities. While anyone can debate the merits and faults of the recently-approved design, what we should be starting any conversation with are the solid […]

Photo by Nitram242

Milwaukee Is NOT “Up-and-Coming”

Stop. Just stop it. Especially you, Millennials. Stop calling Milwaukee “up-and-coming” just because you live here and want to brag to the Interwebz. Stop writing terribly-addictive articles that will be all over your Facebook and the Buzzfeed. It’s lovely, and it can be well-written, but it’s wrong…or at least not right. Milwaukee is alive, it’s flawed, […]

All photos by Joe Powell.

GWBT #7: Tornado Brewing Company

*This is the seventh post in an on-going chronicle dubbed the Great Wisconsin Brewery Tour. Follow the journey here.* Tornado Brewing Company 3506 E Layton Ave Cudahy, Wisconsin (414) 763-5033 Visit date: 1/23/15 Quick Hits: 1) How many different beers? 14 on tap, 89 total 2) How long open? September 2014 3) Why? (here, this, etc) Long-time homebrewer. Brewed 3 hours […]

Fox 6 Four Inch Rule

A Winter Parking Warzone

Milwaukee is turrible for winter street parking. I did it myself for 2 years in East Town, and waded through the obnoxiously-turrible rules involved with legally parking without getting towed. I emerged unscathed save for two $30 tickets and hours of shoveling. I’ve moved to quiet Bay View with my own garage and driveway and now ignore the winter […]

D14 logo from Facebook. All other photos by Joe Powell.

GWBT #6: District 14 Brewery & Pub

*This is the sixth post in an on-going chronicle dubbed the Great Wisconsin Brewery Tour. Follow the journey here.* District 14 Brewery & Pub 2273 S Howell Ave Milwaukee, WI 53207 (414) 744-0399 Visit date: 1/6/15 Quick Hits: 1) How many different beers? 6 of their own on tap, 20 total all-time 2) How long open? October 2014 3) […]