Monday, January 31, 2011
My aunt and uncle's house was on this one acre on top of the hill. The only way to get to it was a long steep driveway with a slight turn. When you would come down the hill, you came over the hill with lot of faith. When you would go up the hill, the last 10 feet was often the danger zone. My aunt had a Mustang, and more than once her car slide all the way down when she could not make it over the sticky point. More than once I left zigzag burnt tire marks on that last 25 feet of the hill trying to not slide down.
When I think of that, the drive home was really a breeze. I was going on the straight line and I have a front wheel drive car now... :)
Tomorrow when I have to go out to clean the snow, I will think about how I had to do that long driveway by hand, and how I would slip and be a human sled down that long drive way...
Sunday, January 30, 2011
First good sign, the place was packed with Asians on a Sunday afternoon. The service was good and the food came super fast. I had the Special Beef noodle soup and Ms. Kool had the Pork with rice noodle. We also ordered , spring roll, salt and pepper squid, Vietnamese coffee, and a Tapioca drink.
The food is pretty authentic, just like when our Vietnamese friend Yen and Amy took us around in Vegas. It is not par with the best Vegas/ West Coast can offer but it is quite a delight in Milwaukee. This is pretty exciting for us, and 27th st, might just turn into a mini Asian town here and there.
We were stuffed and happy, and to the new Viet Hoa we went.
We had shopped at the Viet Hoa supermarket on North, and this place is twice as big. I was like a kid in the candy store...
We bought a Pomelo and some Dragon Fruit, and Rachel bought two more sandwiches from the sandwich shop for later. She also had another tapioca drink there, and the boba is better here than Pho 27. I am still a purist, I like my Boba in Boba milk tea, not these fruity flavors.
On the way out, we saw Pho Viet, which we will try in a different time.
Photo of the Pomelo hat will be coming next... ;)
p.s. the sandwiches from the shop within Viet Hoa are awesome, and we had ours cold... I can totally see why Eat would want to go there for lunch...
TLC wants everything back... here is the real thing +1. "BONUS"
Continuing on the thought, this is what is to come... Pretty amazing for a robot. "BONUS"
Then this can replace singers?
...and you can look like one of the stars!
Okay, no shark fin soup for this coming Saturday...
What you get for pulling a prank as a ghost...
She missed her flight...
A little homework before I go Vietnamese today...
My waitress was very good and friendly, but I was extremely uncomfortable somehow, I felt like I crashed a neighborhood party at 3pm Saturday. People were very loud and I had a headache. Even with that, I decided to go ahead with the mission in hand and get a burger.
The special of the day was the Bourbon burger and with suggestion I took the curly fries. I instantly regret the decision, I wish I would take their biggest burger for a valid comparison.
This burger was extremely greasy and not really in the class of People's, J Lotti's or Bodway's with its thin patty, I actually can't really taste the beef much with the gooey mess of cheese, sauce and pieces of bacon. I regret getting the special even more, and I wish I would've stuck with my first instinct of ordering a 1/2 pound of Anything but Kitchen Sink.
I guess I will call this a trial run, but once again, my waitress was on top of her game, that I have nothing but praises there.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Last night I walked back from my dinner at D Mo's, I saw this homeless guy gathering his belongings on the side of the road. He is the same guy whom came in and disrupted the wedding and asked me to tattoo him and give him money FOR it. He also came in one night asking Lynda to call the police so he can be arrested but the cops declined.
When I came out of the shop, I saw him hiding in the stairway to the basement of Wisconsin House. I am guessing he has nowhere to go and desperately trying to find a place to stay warm. He is an alcoholic, and some shelter will not take him in. I am guessing the shelters in Waukesha are pretty full as is anyway.
I do not know what is the right and what is wrong, I just feel bad for this guy in the cold cold night...
Mayor Scrima is painting something fit in the guideline...
Citizen of the Year... I am disappointed that Mr. Nipple Gate lost out...
Superbowl on Main St.
We all went to D Mo's last night and the place was packed at 9pm! Good thing to see in downtown Waukesha! Chef Tony's special creation for me was red beets risotto with goat cheese, and it was pink! Okay, when I see beets I usually run the other way but I was also taught to eat what is in front of you and boy, it was good! Perhaps I was delirious from drinking the Delirium but this pink creation was quite tasty and I think he should make it as a special when the Breast Cancer Walk come around this year... (OMG, BREAST!) One thing about going with Chef's Creation is that Chef Tony is expanding my range of foodie appreciation... I am very thankful he took time out of his busy night to "whip something out".
However, we also met this guy last night that the waitress just want to get him out of the dining room and the bartenders were not thankful of that...
Here is also something contributed by Kodiak.
Patch news can be seen on the right column... ----------------->
Okay, on the record, I do not do this part of the body...
If he can get away with it....
That is a little embarrassing...
Friday, January 28, 2011
POLICE BLOTTER (No SOUND OFF again!)
I was sitting in my Civic class with Ms. Kalbach in Colorado...
Tea and sample...
Hey, the Lt. Governor is in town... how about some appropriate news for her? / I have a piece of her husband too.
Concealed carry in UK?
Are you sure those cupcakes are for Barbie and not for Blaine?
I have to try this place!
By the way, the patch widget is now on the right side of the blog...
Last night was the new West End neighborhood event ONE DINNER AT A TIME, I made the One and Time but missed the Dinner due to work. I finally made it into Key Westconsin but next time I will get to sit and eat something...
The party ended at D Mo's bar naturally by the fireplace, but not before we all sampled the 360 double chocolate vodka and Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, I was also told about this Carroll U. Alumni wine/beer tasting coming in February, and I was able to preview Bull's Blood from Hungary and Louis's Demise... Still no Delirium, I was told it might come in tonight... I guess it might be another Chef's Creation night at D Mo's. See you there?
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Sham is supposed to have a film crew following him but since it was snowing pretty hard in Milwaukee, they decided to leave the film crew behind.
Chef Tony made a special short rib sandwich with avocado for me, which should be on the lunch menu! It is definitely a drool magnet.
We were given a tour to the hotel part of the building, where I had never been to. I was surprised to see the sign of the hotel right around the corner from the D Mo entrance and I was surprised by the hotel lobby on the second floor!
The black wall and the beautiful sky light were classy and welcoming. I truly did not expect it was that nice upstairs... Anthony is in charge of the hotel operation now and I think he is doing a great job!
I was told that while Sham is out of the office, that was the time all the Flux crew would be interviewed... Oh, I forgot to mention, the filming is for a possible reality show and we are/were in the pilot when the tattoo shop was being built.
Okay, this is kinda scary...
...and now I am not worried about this...
Wiggy should just go and tell him in person...
From the plan commission...
Giant nipple bike "rack" in front of Allison Art House coming...
No SOUND OFF, just POLICE BLOTTER
New system: Holy crap! Holy Crap! Holy Crap!Holy Crap!Holy Crap!
How about just rezone that building?
Another good debate on Patch.
Major Carol interview.
Brien on Idol.
Eat on new Brewers food.
Sonia on Bike Racks.
Speaking of Mr. Nipple Gate, here is some inspiration... and controversy... Here is the artist.
How about some more? and more? and more?
Before I contact Alisha of Pat's Rib Place to see if there is anything I can do to bring them to Downtown Waukesha, I just want to point out that El Ranchito is moving to across the City Hall and their former space with a kitchen is open... and then there is O'Brien's building, which we would prefer...;)
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Drooling happens a lot with me...
The shop had Pat's Rib Place prepare lunch for us today... Yummmmmmmmmm
Alisha better be thinking about some major expansion, the place was buzzing even at 3pm with orders left and right... Can downtown Waukesha interest you as the next location? You can smoke your brisket or ribs outside and we will just follow the good smell....and drool...
Chef Tony asked me if I was hungry and I was, so he just went to the back and created something. It was cannelloni. You might think heavy pasta with lots of cheese and sink to the bottom of my tummy like a rock, but I do not know how he did it, every bite was nice and light. To my surprise, he brought out another pasta dish for me, and it was pasta with clams. Once again, certain lightness with the pasta and the flavor on it was so good that eating the clams were an afterthought. I must had 5-6 pasta dishes there by now and Tony just continues to raise the bar. I guess this dish was on the menu once but some people did not like the idea of clam shells in the dish. (Huh?)
Perception is exactly what Tony tries to overcome as a chef as what we do as tattoo artists. When one thinks of pasta in America, the first thought was heavy, but for him the real Italian food is light with freshness. I am really learning with each dish and I still can not believe I am eating this in downtown Waukesha. Sorry, sis, Jamie Oliver's Italian can not compete with this, and I do hope you will be here in the summer to back up what I am saying as the real art critic.
This log entry starts to sound like a Jessica McBride love letter again, but Tony has TOP CHEF talent (which he was invited) and we are so freaking lucky to have him here thanks to his bride to be Jody. This foodie appreciates the tender trap... ;)
I can go on and on about the night and the One Dinner At A Time neighborhood project but here is the news:
I did my first Packers G tattoo last night for the year and more to come with this Packers fever...
The first Les Paul memorial...
Waukesha Tattoo will have a team again!
From Patch: POLICE REPORT-Mr. Media or Foodie Stalkers, if you want some of those delicious brisket or pulled pork etc, you have to go to Pat's Rib Place to see Alisha, not to her house!/ BTW, to the copper thief, our awning is copper colored steel, so you know.
Don't forget this tonight to support the Waukesha Bike Racks Project:
Plan Commission: Wednesday January 26th at 6:30 in the Council Chambers in City Hall. It looks like we're at the end of the agenda; I will have to confirm whether we will be moved up. UPDATE: Yes, we are at the end of the agenda, so show up after 7:15 p.m. (from Bike Waukesha)
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The landmark is still a landmark.
It is all John Allison's fault! Mr. Nipple Gate had also revealed a secret plan to infect the world with more nipple! Too sinister to go into detail here...
Good work for Habitat for Humanity.
A very wise solution to this that my customer Jason and I came up last night: Concealed carry of bombs! Bring your own bomb to the airport, blow the terrorist up before he blow you up, therefore denying him the virgins. The thought of not knowing who is packing a bomb and the possibility of dying in vain should stop the terrorists in their track! I think this philosophical idea of extending the MAD doctrine is worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize! (It also supports the Nobel family business...) DISCLAIMER: Before I get hauled off to Gitmo, this is a joke reflecting my frustration to the mad mad world, and the poor innocent people who had to suffer.
Brien on football.
Wiggy was watching Oprah too...
Monday, January 24, 2011
Painful day for Da Bears
...and the debate begins...
Sarah's report on Fuzzy's
Brien's report on JamBoree
Ms. Kool and I went to D Mo's for brunch. The southern style buttermilk biscuit was a delightful surprise. I had a very good steak and eggs and Ms. Kool had the scramble with spinach and black olive.
We stayed to watch the game with Tony and Jody, the first half is pretty much typical of all Bears fans' usual pain: No Offense. It was even a relief when they ended the half only down by 14.
Tony brought out BBQ ribs at the half, the meat just fell right off the bone. They do have the all you can eat ribs on Thursdays...
When the Bears put in the second string, I thought they gave up. Despite the two INT, the third string QB from CSU actually played. I think if Cutler was hurt from the start, they had better chance with this third string QB all the way. However, that was a CHAMPIONSHIP game, you do not sort out your QB problem at the biggest game of the season!
Tony, the Jets fan, had an even worse first half than me, but the chi started to improve when we moved the party to J Lotti's. I do have to stress that J Lotti is a Packers Bar, this lone Bears fan was sitting far far in the corner.
So it is Packers vs. Steelers. I will be ready for this two weeks of hype and Packers tattoos... I know what was like around 1996, and we shall see if the frenzy reaches the same level.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
D Mo's is going to have a Superbowl Party with food and drinks, detail coming soon.
Well, for this sad Bears fan... I have this video...
Rich and I both agreed that we will cheer for the winner of today's NFC Championship in the Superbowl, because they have to earn it in this epic battle.
For full disclosure purpose, I also have to say that I am also a Broncos' fan with my Colorado tie. I had to experience the three Superbowl bloodbath (39-20, 42-10, 55-10) with Elway tried to win it all by himself and then the two he won back to back (31-24, 34-19). I know the high's high and the low's low. Today's game will likely set the mood for the coming week, Wisconsin will either be like a big funeral or hype central. The sun will still come out either way.
Okay, a little motivational speech before the big game...
(The message is the same for downtown Waukesha, either we heal now as a team or we die as individuals... We are all knee deep in the same trench...)
Saturday, January 22, 2011
We had so many plans for Friday night, but then decided to grab something at D Mo's, and the quick dinner turned into a full chef's creation night and we totally missed Katie's Gallery Night, Friday Night Live and the Freezing for Hunger charity event...
I also need to thank Jason for showing up out of the blue to save the day at work. I had everything set up with the new wi-fi system except the wireless BD player. He was able to make one phone call and EthoStream's tech support had it taken cared in less than two minutes... It is so much faster than residential routers, and it really is built for a big hotel... If you want to talk about customer service, I think he is the top executive of the company... We sure feel very very special!
Rockesha at WTC also went well. People did come out at freezing cold on bicycles. It must be the Sprecker root beer and Poppin' On Broadway's WTC blend popcorn. (Photos coming later)
Darryl's column: Talking trash to your saintly wife, hey?
Early Hill 5 of 5
Lots of meetings
Les Paul memorial
Rest of the JanBoree planned- No Snowball for me, Ms. Kool is working late today.
Sorry, Sarah, we missed the fun. Chef Tony from D Mo's made flounder over risotto and pasta with wild mushroom and truffle oil.
I missed Brien's blog entry. No Hugs for me.
I am going to a non Packers' Party right on Main Street on Sunday and I am not going to tell you where, yet...
Friday, January 21, 2011
Yes, we don't mess around, this is the same industrial strenth system you find in hotels and Boingo HotSpots...
Come down and do a test drive with your WiFi ready device! :)
Since Mike Ditka will not be in this game, I'm calling it 20-17 Bears with my fingers crossed, just like the previous two Bears victories. If they bring back Jim McMahon, scooter and all, then my prediction is 420-3 Bears...
Okay, here is the news:
Da Bears on the front page of Freeman
Where is Alderwoman Cummings when we need her? This is an outrage! ;)
Early Hill continues...
SOUND OFF- Wiggy got called out again...
Rockesha is tonight from 6-7 pm at WTC. We should have hot coffee for the chilled riders...
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I have mad skill... I also won $100 when predicting the 1985 Superbowl XX in high school... You guess it, I was the only one predicted a blowout by Da Bears... Thank you, Patch.com, the $100 visa card will go toward the first ever foodie bloggers gathering...
Mr. Ybarra issued the challenge...
"Might"? Waukesha has a strong tie with Da Bears through Carroll... the large Bears fan base in Carroll "might" make Waukesha a Bears town... so much for the "enemy territory" talk, I am right at home... ;)
I guess we just have to be more civil these days...
Wiggy's column: Right on, Wiggy, getting all fair and balance on Walker.
Best Fish Fry in downtown Waukesha (because of their chicken and potato options...)
The (Salvation) Army leads the way... Cheers for Nice Ash...
Ms. Kool contributed this, there is even trash talking at home but I am the civil one, you see...
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
She was very surprised that there is this little hideaway in downtown Waukesha and boy, she was impressed with the wine, the food, and the dessert.
There were four kinds of pasta to choose: Linguine with Pesto sauce and sun dried tomato, Spaghetti and meatball, rigatoni with spinach and sausage, or Mac and cheese with sausage, chicken or shrimp.
I vowed to eat all four but wimped out at two, I had the rigatoni that I had before and Tony the chef/owner picked the Pesto one for me. It was great! I do think they have the best pasta on Main Street and it feels light when you eat it, Magellan's Smokey Alfredo is also very good but much more heavy.
Tomorrow night is all you can eat ribs....Yikes, we need a health club on Main Street...
My father had immediately spoken for the adult spot, I wonder if I can pass as a kid... Well, a kid that can drink wine...
Last time I was at Vienna, I missed out on the goose brain...
Some of you are expecting him but oh, so sorry
To all of you chocolate lovers,
First of all, some of our subscribers received a strange test email from us today. Please accept sincere apologies! We did not intend for this to go out.
Just a quick email reminder about a couple of things.
Take time to enjoy the winter wonderland we have been granted with the Winter Janboree events held around the city beginning Friday evening. Downtown events include a special edition of Freeman Friday Night Live 6:00 – 8:00 PM. This includes live music at five locations in the downtown. Begin Sat with the pancake breakfast, geocaching, 5K Run/walk, ice sculpting at 20 locations throughout the downtown, and many other events. Use the trolley to get around town. Please see janboree.org for more details. We will be open Sunday 11:00 – 2:00. Enjoy a treat while viewing the ice sculptures or before the variety show at the Waukesha Civic Theater. We are featuring our melted snowman sipping chocolate as our Sweet of the Week--a warm indulgence for your enjoyment. Other snowman treats---chocolate dipped nutterbutter cookies, marshmallow pops, molds, caramel filled foiled snowmen, coconut snowballs, just to name some.
Next weeks Sweet of the Week will be our shortbread and caramel cookies—a homemade shortbread cookie topped with caramel and dipped in chocolate. ($.50 off the regular price of $2.50)
The week of January 31st, cookies and cream malted milk balls will be the Sweet of the Week. Save $2.00 on each pound of this favorite.
One final thought, for those of you waiting for Becky’s Blissful Bakery organic caramels, they are here!!!
Have an enjoyable finish to January.
Roger and Carrie
Waukesha JanBoree Ice Sculpture-Bill used to do that and I helped him once or twice, it can get very cold shaving that ice.
The talk on Master Plan- Parking issue will sure come up...
Ms. Kool knows that feeling...
The history lesson continues...
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE winter edition. If I can, I want to be at Gen 5 to hear Alexa Grey.
It is about time...
It is gonna be cold!
Da bet on da game...
Rockesha this Friday at WTC!
The weekend calendar is pretty crazy right now... I can't be in four places at once... What to do? What to do?
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I was just told by Major Carol from Waukesha Salvation Army that Berg Management stepped in and made one young man displaced by the fire extremely happy. Thank you, Catherine!
I also learned that there will be a Taste of Waukesha happening on June 18th, 2011, one day before the Carl Zach Cycling Classic.
There will also be a 5k Leprechaun run in downtown Waukesha on March 12th, 2011.
I was not able to make the Key Westconsin soft opening because I had to go shoeless due to some nail art by person who does not want to be identified at Moxie. It was a Carroll C, yeah, that's the ticket... By the way, the person who shall remain nameless said NO MORE NAIL ART! Nail polish was all over her clothes and the floor...
There will also be no Paella dinner at D Mo's tomorrow night, it has been postponed because Darryl is sick. Get well soon!
There is also a call for more people to sign up for the Snowball. I think Wiggy need to make a celebrity appearance... All the who's who of Waukesha will be there.
I am thinking about drawing up another Charity Kitty for auction to honor the poor kitty angel lost in the fire and to help the displaced families.
POLICE REPORT- too much texting is a crime?!
There was a casualty after all, we are very sorry to hear that...
It was rough out there...
Stories from the fire.
I can't keep up with the city drama as is, now the county!?
Waukesha JanBoree is this week!
Public officials do need some privacy!
Waukesha's own Stone Cutter!
Nonprofits helping out our community...
Winter is really here!
Brien did some nice reporting on MLK day...
Coming soon...in 14 years...
Coming soon... in 5 years...
The 200 year flood.
Today is my spa day at Moxie, Sabrina is gonna make my feet happy, I might even have her paint my toenails...Bears color of course... ;)
Monday, January 17, 2011
It's happened. My last gallery night at the hotel is coming up this Friday.
I'd like to thank everyone who came to the previous ones and help fill out the Rouge Ballroom, which was not an easy thing to do.
Here are the BASIC facts:
9-11:30pm (after party in the Rouge)
Here are the DETAILS:
The theme for the night is Nature in Milwaukee.
The Friday night show in the Rouge features two artists:
Micheal Kutzer of Bayview showing his landscapes of Milwaukee from the Seminary woods to the lake shore, Micheal explores these wonderful places accompanied by his giant dog, Merlot.
Mary Agnew of Riverwest will have her photos of her up close and intensely personal encounters of the animals that live in the city, many whom have come to accept her as part of their environment. The work will be displayed in gift card form and can be bought and carried away that night.
Both artists either walk or bike to every place that inspires their art.
Additionally, there will be a display by the Urban Ecology Center of Milwaukee encouraging viewers to come by and see what the center has to offer. For more information, visit: www.urbanecologycenter.org
I hope you can make it.
I guess I just might have to take a road trip after Rockesha event to see her.
I too contacted Major Carol. This is why we put a little bit of change every time we walk by the red kettle, now people in our own community will receive the help they need!
Downtown is being watched by the police all the time!
Mr. Nipple Gate did not win.
By the way, you know how things work in mysterious ways, the foodie bloggers' CHINESE dinner is now paid for with that Visa gift card I won from Patch. Sarah, you don't have to worry about a thing... :) Who else wanna come?
Rockesha is this Friday night @ WTC!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
My prediction: 41-17 Packers ---Spread: 24
Actual score: 48-21 Packers ---Spread: 27
Just call me George the Geek.
Update: Sarah from Patch just informed me that I won $100 in gift card... I guess it takes a Bears fan to pick a Packers blow out.
No prediction from me for the Bears-Seahawks game, but here is one from the Super Fans...
By 5 pm, the fire spread across the whole side, I was tattooing and I could only peek out and it was quite surreal, the fire lit up the night sky and it looked like the whole apartment building is now on fire.
It turned out the people I was working on and the following appointment have ties to the fire department. The poor firefighters had Christmas Party tonight and once again for second year in a row, they are out fighting a huge fire instead. According to our manager Lynda, it seemed they had the fire in control and then it flamed up again and again. The initial word is that everyone got out okay but likely the fire will be in a controlled burn for a few hours yet. The opinion is that the building is totaled.
Our thoughts go out to the displaced families and the group of firefighters out there fighting the elements. I bet Major Ron from Salvation Army is out there doing what they can for the families right now.
The Patch report.
WTMJ has a good video and roof cam.
The Master Plan!
SOUND OFF-another political storm is coming...
PK's column-once again, it is so weird to me that we are pushed to the extreme to have orange alert and open carry.
POLICE REPORT-Come on! Who would not stay in the bathtub forever if they can?
I do not know him but I know his dog Boomer.
Guys and Dolls in Waukesha.
Time for all the bloggers to be armed left and right! Let's answer the call!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Did this guy turn into HULK?
More development coming...
See, I told you Karen was underpaid before at $45000...
I remember when Pokey from Club 400 told us about this little place called Lone Star...
POLICE REPORT- ;) That guy got too many wedgies.../ At least he was quiet at the library...
Writing and Math.
All is well... but for a minute I thought about Jessica Alba as a super hero firefighter...
Here is a real life female super hero.
Anyone going to the Snowball? Not sure if I can yet.
Don't forget about Rockesha! Special WTC popcorn is ordered from Poppin on Broadway!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Fire Station "Cummings" coming.
Trouble with teachers...
Wiggy's Column: I do think we can use less of the aggressive tone, it wedges and polarizes.
Golden Globes review.
Teachers sound off.
The conceptual presentation.
See you at D Mo's this morning!
P.S. Eat named his top 6 burgers in Wisconsin, now I have to eat every one of the six!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The riverwalk is closed! City's four wheeler crashed through the boardwalk while cleaning the snow .
It was first reported by the "West End Observers", before Patch and before Freeman. There were a lot of concern shown for all the drunken young men of Waukesha, we do have to prevent a La Crosse style mystery.
I am happy to report that the first and only person to ignore the warning sign and break through the barricade so far was a middle aged woman. I think she made it through okay.
Wild Wild Waukesha and Wild Wild Wisconsin... Where can I get a body armor? Oh, yeah, Ebay.
Video of Mayor Scrima
Sorry for a short report today, I have to get ready to start my day. Or maybe this is more like it...
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Mayor Scrima and the BID
Mayor Scrima and 911
The big news Darryl was covering last night at the Clarke Hotel. The naming right is $600,000, there are three fields, and they are looking for 1.8 million.
Police Blotter 2
Monday, January 10, 2011
The Sierra Burger comes with a tall Miller Light, and it is a bacon cheese burger with smokey fries, very similar to Pat's fries. I guess the special sauce on the burger was a horseradish sauce but I did not taste it. When I asked Tony about it, I guess it was too strong for some at lunch so he backed off on it, I think he should have it on the side.
All the basic stuff was good, the beef and bacon was tasty, the fries was great, but I did have to tell Tony that the bar is raised pretty high for our little burger war that he needs to push it further. I will wait to see how this working progress will end up to be. I think we do demand another signature burger that can rival Valley burger, J Lotti burger, and Bodway burger. I do expect D Mo's to be in the front of the culinary art of downtown Waukesha, if we are going to be a well rounded Art City Waukesha, we will need D Mo's to lead the way; I know Tony has it, and he will not just make it good, he will make it awesome.
Of course there were little extra treats he gave me. He made some finger food for the fundraiser next room, one was a tuna tar tar, one was something in dates, and another was chicken salad on something, I ate them all so fast before I can analyze them... ;)
He also brought out some special 20 years old bourbon and like Darryl E. said, it was smooth like a baby's butt. I also had a special pale ale. D Mo's is bringing in a lot of special beer and liquor and is currently building a very unique wine list as well.
A little hint on this Thursday morning, D Mo's will have some breakfast out for the people coming to be the live TV background. I think I was called upon to do so, I have to find my rainbow hair wig.
Tony will also make Pailla for Darryl E. and I for on Wednesday, 19th... I wonder if the wives are invited...
POLICE BLOTTER-Now, wait a minute, how do you know that is not your new Senator Ron Johnson?
I did not know Les Paul also invented 8 Track. I also would like to know if Club 400 was ever at 463 W Main. I know there were Lighthouse the light supplier, Lighthouse the bar, and a bar called TCB (which is fitting with our Elvis themed reading room) and Shear Class.
No such "redemption" from all the dog lovers...
I suppose there is no need of this in Waukesha yet... They sure look like dog crates.
Today is my chance to try a Sierra Burger from D Mo's.
Brien is A-OK. :)
This is what we missed yesterday.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
This round is over, I am hoping for a Packers-Bears rematch in Chicago for NFC Championship. It will be good for the Midwest and more for us to talk about.
Sarah wrote an article about her Packers fan-dom, I am more depressed reading about her being 11-12 years old in 1997-98; I was tattooing Packer G's and Superman logos like crazy those years. I had a really rough week hearing it from Bill leading to the Broncos' win as if the Packers already had it won (I went to high school in Colorado). Some fan was so confident he had Superbowl Champ 31 &32 tattooed on BEFORE the game was even played, not by me though. You know how that goes usually, see exhibit Seattle Seahawks.
I was going to write in detail about my Bears fan-dom, but I think I will leave it to the following videos instead. Remember, around the mid-80's when I was a teen, what Packers were known for was those 6-3 boring Battle of the Bays games, and the cheap shot.
...and the Bears had Sweetness.
...and the Fridge
Before any hate email coming my way, I just want to say that I had grown sympathetic to Aaron Rogers after the whole Favre mess and I am likely the nicest Bears fan you will ever know.
From a football fan point of view, The Packers will have a very good team for years to come under the direction of Ted Thompson. The rivalry will continue to be good (I hope). ;) (Da Packers fan wife is not too impressed with this post btw, but Kodiak Kid will appreciate it.)
The Plowshare Center and Carroll University present our 5th Annual Social Concerns Forum:
"THE HUMAN FACE OF THE ENVIRONMENT: WE ARE THE EARTH"
Saturday, February 5th, 2011
Campus Center Ballroom, Carroll University
9:00 am-12:00 pm, registration opens at 8:30 am
John Whitcomb, M.D., Board Certified in Holistic and Integrative Medicine,
on “THE HUMAN BODY IN THE MODERN WORLD OF CHEMICALS:
AND WE THOUGHT WE WERE SAFE?”
David Andrews. Executive Director of the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute,
on ”AGRICULTURE AS PART OF THE URBAN COMMUNITY:
TRADE-OFFS AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABILITY.”
Dale Olen, Ph.D., Ecological Psychologist, on “EMPATHY AND COOPERATION:
MORAL ACTS FOR LIVING IN A TROUBLED PLANET.”
An Environmental Film Festival will be held on Friday, February 4, 2011, 6:00-9:00pm,
at the Carroll University Student Center Ballroom. Films to be shown include:
Living Downstream: A Scientist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment Ecologist and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber explores the link between human rights and the chemical contamination of our environment.
Unnatural Causes: Place Matters Where you live has a direct impact on your health. Community policies and investment decisions create living environments that harm, or enhance the health of residents.
The Environmental Forum and Film Festival are open to everyone and free of charge.
(Donations to help defray expenses will be gratefully accepted!)
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE:
P.11 Pork intestine and Pork Blood Cake-Spicy
P.24 Stir-fried Kidneys
IN NAME ONLY
(Ants Up a Tree)
(Clay pot with Lion's Head)
(Mad Woman's Tofu)-Spicy
SAFE FOR NON MEAT EATERS
V.24 Peapod Leafs with Garlic sauce
V.03 String Bean Szechuan Style-Spicy
A04 Sliced Tender Pork with Garlic Sauce-Appetizer-Spicy
A06 Unusual Seasoning Chicken-Appetizer-Spicy
H02 Seafood Tofu Casserole
Perhaps a fish dish and a soup, and few more if we have more people.
I wonder if they make a shark fin soup or a dish called Buddha jumping over the Wall... Next time I go in I will ask if they would make them for us.
There should be enough food for about 8-10 people right now. Wife is gonna invite a few friends as well. On my list I have Sarah+1. Sonia? Eat? We can certainly use the dinner to discuss how we gonna plan out this Burger War in downtown Waukesha.
Are you game, Kodiak? Anyone else? It is 2-5-11 7:30pm-ish.