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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

The latest from the Bartolottas: Pig roast, wine tasting, beer dinner and more





AleSmith Brewing Co. Wisconsin Release at Rumpus Room


Thursday, August 8
Regular menu | 6 p.m.
Reservations: 414.292.0100

All the way from San Diego, the owners of AleSmith Brewing Company will be at The Rumpus Room to feature a variety of their beers, including Speedway Stout, Horny Devil Ale, and the extremely limited Vietnamese Speedway Stout. Only three barrels of this brew are making their way to Wisconsin, and this will be the only one in Milwaukee. Mingle with the AleSmith owners and fellow beer lovers and learn more about this world-class brewery. Read more about them here.


Wine Tasting at Ristorante Bartolotta: The Region of Marche


Saturday, August 10 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.
$40 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Reservations: 414.771.7910

Ristorante's Italian Wine Club will tour the historic region of Marche this month! Join Wine Director Todd Hasslebacher for a fun and educational afternoon of Marchigiani summer wine, beer and amaro, a bitter Italian liqueur. Click for more details.


New Belgium Beer Dinner at Bacchus


Wednesday, August 14 | 6:30 p.m.
$65 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Reservations: 414.765.1166

While Bacchus is known for its incredible wine list, Chef Nick Wirth enjoys great beer, too! Bacchus welcomes New Belgium Brewery for this five-course dinner paired with the brewery's rare "Lips of Faith" series! See the full menu and beer pairings here.



Project Runway Viewing at Harbor House with Contestant Miranda Levy!


Thursday, August 15
Show starts at 8 p.m.

Join us Thursday evening at Harbor House to watch this week’s episode of the hit show Project Runway, featuring contestant and Milwaukee native Miranda Levy!

Miranda will join guests at the bar for the viewing, and fans can mingle with her as they watch to see who’s in and who’s out! Harbor House will offer its regular menu all night.

We’re in it as long as Miranda’s in it, so Project Runway fans, be sure to put this standing date on your calendar for Thursday nights! Plus, everyone who attends will be able to enter a drawing to win dinner with Miranda at Harbor House before the show the following week! See restrictions here.


Third Annual "Pique Nic" Pig Roast at Lake Park Bistro


Sunday, August 18 | 1-3 p.m.
$35 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Reservations: 414.962.6300

Bring a lawn chair and your appetite to our third annual Basque style pig roast on the lawn of beautiful Lake Park! Enjoy delicious roast pig and a variety of side dishes, plus live music and a cash bar. Check out some photos from last year's event on Facebook!


All-you-can-eat meat! Brazilian Steak Night at Mr. B's


Sunday, August 18
Sunday, September 29

Reservations available from 5-8 p.m.
$59.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Reservations: 262.790.7005

Chef Brent has sharpened his skewers and his gauchos are ready to serve up some all-you-can-eat meat! Enjoy jerk pork, BBQ bistro steak, bacon wrapped chicken, chimichurri sirloin and more, plus a variety of delicious salads and sides. Check out photos from last year's steak night on our Facebook page.


Central Waters Beer Dinner at Rumpus Room


Thursday, August 22 | 6:30 p.m.
$55 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Reservations: 414.292.0100

Executive Chef Matt Kerley will pair five incredible courses with Central Waters' stellar barrel-aged cocktails and beers. This will be our second event with Central Waters, and we can't wait to welcome them back! Want to get to know Chef Kerley a bit better? Check out his great Chef Talk with Kyle Cherek on the front page of our website!


Retail Wine Night at Bacchus


Monday, August 26
Reservations available from 5:30-9 p.m.

Reservations: 414.765.1166

We'll offer regular dinner service, but all wines on our list will be offered at retail price. Enjoy a bottle with dinner and then take a few bottles home for your private collection!


Dinner and Diana Ross!


Tuesday, August 27
Diana Ross

Enjoy a three-course dinner at Harbor House, Bacchus or Rumpus Room for $50 when you purchase a ticket to Diana Ross and add on the dinner package option. A perfect night out! Buy tickets here.


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