West Bend 100th Anniversary Part 2: Interview with Mike Otterman

Part two of my West Bend themed posts this week is a quick e-mail interview I conducted with Mike Otterman, the president of Focus Products Group the parent company that owns West Bend.    EatWisconsin: West Bend has been an innovator in the small appliance industry being the first company to sell an automatic drip coffee maker for households.  […]

Underrated Dining: S. 13th Street between Morgan & Dakota

Everyone knows the hotspots for food in the area: 5th and National’s Mexican restaurant cluster, Milwaukee Street’s hip and trendy eateries, and the great restaurants in Bay View, Third Ward, Downtown Tosa, and Walkers Point. Even Waukesha has established a small, but vibrant dining scene downtown. But what about the underrated places? This series will […]

Interview with Kevin Revolinski, Author of Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide

Late last year Kevin Revolinski released an updated version of his 2006 book,  Wisconsin Beer Guide: A Travel Companion and retitled it  Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide.  Since 2006 there has been so much change in the Wisconsin Brewing industry  and that change is reflected in this book.  Numerous breweries included (but definitely not limited to) Lakefront, Central […]

Come meet Joe Yonan Author of “Serve Yourself” at Boswell Books, Friday (May 20) at 7:00 PM

Come meet Joe Yonan, Author of a new book dedicated to cooking delicious meals for one called  “Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One” (Ten Speed Press) at Boswell Book Co., 2559 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee.   The event is Friday (That’s tomorrow!) at 7:00 PM.  Boswell will be featuring several dishes from the book at […]