Greetings and Salutations,

As I write this, I look out the window and admire the beautiful colors of autumn. The sound of football echoes throughout my room, as I turn to my air conditioning and turn it up because it is ninety degrees outside. Breaking into a post-workout sweat after going to a pumpkin patch is not right; I am very much ready for this odd weather to go away. The only things that are allowed to be hot in late September is this writer in flannel and Welcome to Thursdays.

Join us this week as we travel to the Riverwest Filling Station, an establishment that lives up to its name in every way! Do you want to chomp down on some amazing eats? Well, they’ve got you covered with food ranging from traditional pub food to middle eastern cuisine. And if you find yourself on that fantastic new liquid diet no need to fret, they’ve yet again got you covered, with over 30 revolving beers on tap. The Riverwest filling station is definitely the place to get your “fill” on good times, great food, and amazing beer this Thursday!

As a bonus let’s not forget about our beloved Pack as they are taking on those pesky Chicago Bears this Thursday night! Riverwest will have the game on a 100″ projector! So bring some Packer spirit and let’s bring home the win!

So the history behind the name of this Thursday’s bar is one that is actually quite interesting. You see, it was 70 years ago this very year that “the big one” blew over Milwaukee and left it frozen in time for a moment. Clocking in at 18.1” with 60 mile per hour winds, this blizzard caught Milwaukee off guard and basically put a halt to everything. With all roads covered in a thick blanket of snow and snow drifts that were believed to get over 10’ tall, access to everything was limited for people, including picking up their weekly case of Old Milwaukee. This did not sit well with some Milwaukeeans and with hard work and determination they were able to dig their way into a storefront after some time. They then were able to gather up all the Old Milwaukee they could find within the store and start a distribution line to those who were running low. “Get Your Fill” was the slogan they used, and after some time people just naturally started calling it the Filling Station. Three days went by and once the storm had died down it was clear, the people wanted the store to stay; thus the Filling Station was born. Let’s all go out this Thursday and get our “fill” at Welcome to Thursdays.

Cheers my friends!

Your Co-Founder and Friend,

Jeremy Blandin

*Keeping your glass filled and spirits high one Thursday at a time, this is Welcome to Thursdays: a local social group determined to make your Thursdays more fun. Each Wednesday, The Squeaky Curd features a (generally) fictitious story of a Milwaukee County bar that we gather at on Thursday evening. Join us this Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Riverwest Filling Station, 701 E Keefe Ave (Riverwest) at 7:30pm.*

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