you don't have to be from wisconsin to enjoy this blog, but it sure does help.

 

HEY MILWAUKEE — Put on your party shoes because the little oompa loompa herself, Miz Snooki Snickers of MTV’s 'Jersey Shore' is comin’ to town!
What?? Don’t judge me! I saw that eye-roll…
You secretly love ‘Jersey Shore.’ We all know you get just as excited as the rest of us when Thursday nights roll around. Or when you’re home alone and you look over at the clock only to realize you’ve “accidentally” watched a six hour ‘Jersey Shore’ marathon. Again.
Or maybe that’s just me.
Whatever - Listen, I don’t have time to defend the popularity of those jerk offs. The ratings speak for themselves.
So when this pint-sized category 5 shit storm named Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi rolls into town on some unsuspecting Friday in September for her scheduled appearance at Suite on downtown Milwaukee’s Old World 3rd Street, please, for the love of everything that is holy, bring in your children, lock up your liquor, and get your ass down into that tornado shelter!
That is, of course, unless you’re Snooki’s type of man - a “juice-head gorilla” - in which case you should feel free to roam that concrete jungle at your own risk. (For those of you scratching your heads right now, the aforementioned keyword juice-head gorilla carries a two-pronged meaning: (1) It refers to a person who juices, or uses steroids to build body mass, and (2) A man whose upper body is so large with defined muscle mass that his body shape mimics that of a gorilla.) 
But be careful out there, Milwaukee - because she may be small, but the girl can drink. Not to mention take a solid backhand to the face. Am I right, fellas?
The undisclosed Friday date will be released shortly, with 200 advance tickets for her visit available starting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 7 by phone (414) 270-9653 or e-mail to party@suitemilwaukee.com.

HEY MILWAUKEE — Put on your party shoes because the little oompa loompa herself, Miz Snooki Snickers of MTV’s 'Jersey Shore' is comin’ to town!

What?? Don’t judge me! I saw that eye-roll…

You secretly love ‘Jersey Shore.’ We all know you get just as excited as the rest of us when Thursday nights roll around. Or when you’re home alone and you look over at the clock only to realize you’ve “accidentally” watched a six hour ‘Jersey Shore’ marathon. Again.

Or maybe that’s just me.

Whatever - Listen, I don’t have time to defend the popularity of those jerk offs. The ratings speak for themselves.

So when this pint-sized category 5 shit storm named Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi rolls into town on some unsuspecting Friday in September for her scheduled appearance at Suite on downtown Milwaukee’s Old World 3rd Street, please, for the love of everything that is holy, bring in your children, lock up your liquor, and get your ass down into that tornado shelter!

That is, of course, unless you’re Snooki’s type of man - a “juice-head gorilla” - in which case you should feel free to roam that concrete jungle at your own risk. (For those of you scratching your heads right now, the aforementioned keyword juice-head gorilla carries a two-pronged meaning: (1) It refers to a person who juices, or uses steroids to build body mass, and (2) A man whose upper body is so large with defined muscle mass that his body shape mimics that of a gorilla.)

But be careful out there, Milwaukee - because she may be small, but the girl can drink. Not to mention take a solid backhand to the face. Am I right, fellas?

The undisclosed Friday date will be released shortly, with 200 advance tickets for her visit available starting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 7 by phone (414) 270-9653 or e-mail to party@suitemilwaukee.com.

This is “Appetite for Life" with Andrew Zimmern.

You know. That guy from the Bizarre Foods show.

It’s some Toyota commercial web TV show for Travel Channel and they did a bit on Milwaukee.

Super nerdy.

Don’t forget to watch Milwaukee on tonight’s Heartland episode of “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” on the Travel Channel. It’s a new episode!
Check your local listings…duh.
Here’s a pic from the Spice House on Old World 3rd Street in the Mil - one of the places he visited for the show that is filled amazing scents and fond memories of my childhood.

Don’t forget to watch Milwaukee on tonight’s Heartland episode of “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” on the Travel Channel. It’s a new episode!

Check your local listings…duh.

Here’s a pic from the Spice House on Old World 3rd Street in the Mil - one of the places he visited for the show that is filled amazing scents and fond memories of my childhood.

Milwaukee, Wis. - Back in May, restaurants Sobelman’s and AJ Bombers duked it out for the upcoming season of the Travel Channel’s new(ish) series “Food Wars.” But if you live in the Milwaukee area (presumably not under a rock) you probably already knew that.
You’re also probably also a little confused. I mean, I know I am.
What Milwaukeeans in their right mind say to one another, “Hey, let’s make a kick-ass episode for ‘Food Wars’ to really exemplify Milwaukee cuisine, and let’s show the world what Milwaukee’s culture is all about, through food,” and then land on…hamburgers…as their topic? 
I mean, I guess I kinda get it - The hamburger was invented in Wisconsin (haters step to the left) so that sorta of falls in line with Wisco culture. But honestly…something doesn’t add up here. This all just feels a little forced, dontcha think?
First of all, Bombers has been around for roughly five minutes. Seriously, wasn’t that place The Corner Bar like a week and a half ago? And already Bombers is in there with their peanut shells and their chalkboards and their hamburger rivalries.
Second of all, Sobelman’s is already known as “Milwaukee’s Best Burgers” (according to their web address www.milwaukeesbestburgers.com). So it kinda sounds like they’ve already claimed that title - game over. I’m not sure why there’s even a dispute here, people.
But anyway, if you can get past the whole concept that Sobelman’s and Bombers even have a burger rivalry that they want to fight about, then you ask yourself how the Travel Channel landed on Bombers these two eateries to represent Milwaukee’s best burgers in the first place.
Evidently, David Sobelman said he saw an episode of “Food Wars” and called Joe Sorge from AJ Bombers up on the phone to brainstorm ways to get on. The two owners launched a viral war, hyping their food on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere on the Internet. The trash talking apparently worked, because it caught the attention of show producers.
So the show came out to MKE, did one day shooting at Sobelman’s (the obvious winner in my book), one day at AJ Bombers and a third day at a neutral spot, where they held a blindfolded “taste-off” to determine Milwaukee’s biggest media whore Milwaukee’s best burger. Oh - and the “neutral site” for the May 8, 2010 filming was rumored to have been at Bar Louie.
I wish I could blow my load right here and now and tell you guys who won, but the judges supposedly had to sign a lame confidentiality agreement and nobody’s talking. And I mean nobody! I’ve been searching the interwebs all over.
Guess I’ll just have to tune in. I hear we’re in Episode 1 of the new season. Yippie skippy!
Team Sobelman’s!

Milwaukee, Wis. - Back in May, restaurants Sobelman’s and AJ Bombers duked it out for the upcoming season of the Travel Channel’s new(ish) series “Food Wars.” But if you live in the Milwaukee area (presumably not under a rock) you probably already knew that.

You’re also probably also a little confused. I mean, I know I am.

What Milwaukeeans in their right mind say to one another, “Hey, let’s make a kick-ass episode for ‘Food Wars’ to really exemplify Milwaukee cuisine, and let’s show the world what Milwaukee’s culture is all about, through food,” and then land on…hamburgers…as their topic? 

I mean, I guess I kinda get it - The hamburger was invented in Wisconsin (haters step to the left) so that sorta of falls in line with Wisco culture. But honestly…something doesn’t add up here. This all just feels a little forced, dontcha think?

First of all, Bombers has been around for roughly five minutes. Seriously, wasn’t that place The Corner Bar like a week and a half ago? And already Bombers is in there with their peanut shells and their chalkboards and their hamburger rivalries.

Second of all, Sobelman’s is already known as “Milwaukee’s Best Burgers” (according to their web address www.milwaukeesbestburgers.com). So it kinda sounds like they’ve already claimed that title - game over. I’m not sure why there’s even a dispute here, people.

But anyway, if you can get past the whole concept that Sobelman’s and Bombers even have a burger rivalry that they want to fight about, then you ask yourself how the Travel Channel landed on Bombers these two eateries to represent Milwaukee’s best burgers in the first place.

Evidently, David Sobelman said he saw an episode of “Food Wars” and called Joe Sorge from AJ Bombers up on the phone to brainstorm ways to get on. The two owners launched a viral war, hyping their food on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere on the Internet. The trash talking apparently worked, because it caught the attention of show producers.

So the show came out to MKE, did one day shooting at Sobelman’s (the obvious winner in my book), one day at AJ Bombers and a third day at a neutral spot, where they held a blindfolded “taste-off” to determine Milwaukee’s biggest media whore Milwaukee’s best burger. Oh - and the “neutral site” for the May 8, 2010 filming was rumored to have been at Bar Louie.

I wish I could blow my load right here and now and tell you guys who won, but the judges supposedly had to sign a lame confidentiality agreement and nobody’s talking. And I mean nobody! I’ve been searching the interwebs all over.

Guess I’ll just have to tune in. I hear we’re in Episode 1 of the new season. Yippie skippy!

Team Sobelman’s!

Beer Nutz: MILWAUKEE



I could sit around and listen to Milwaukeeans talk about beer ALL DAY LONG.

I miss the Wisco accent.

Metalocalypse reps Wisco, and I like it


Pickles the Drummer

Pickles the Drummer plays the drums and was raised in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. He is Irish-American. He speaks with a distinct Wisconsin accent and bears a strong hatred for his older brother, Seth, whom his parents Calvert and Molly always brag about despite his being an ex-con and living above his parents’ garage, among other failings.

I love Metalocalypse. And I love that Pickles the Drummer is from Tomahawk. I love that he’s a nervous alcoholic and talks with a Yooper accent. To me, it is freaking hilarious. For those of you who are not familiar with Tomahawk, I have created a map. The green thumbtack is Tomahawk.















As you can see, Tomahawk is a small town near the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, hence the Yooper accent.

For those of you dying to know what a “yooper” is, we’ll get to it another day. Until then, please click on the map and study up on your Midwestern geography, because I can’t stand it when I tell people I’m from Milwaukee and they say, “oh, Minnesota?” as if they know something.

DON’T BE THAT GUY.

If you’d like to see more of Pickles the Drummer in his native Tomahawk, WI, please watch the episode “Dethwedding.” It’s absolutely hilarious. Metal meets Wisco. How can you go wrong?

You can watch the episode at here at the Adult Swim website. It’s BRUTAL..