This Sunday Sobelman’s Pub and Grill will collect toys for Milwaukee’s House of Peace.
Free burger gift cards will be awarded to the first 100 donating a toy and are limited to one gift card per person.
Toys should have a value of at least $15-20 and be appropriate for children 13 and Under. The toy must also be new, in its original packaging and unwrapped.
Sobelman’s Pub and Grill
1900 W. St. Paul Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223
Phone (414) 931-1919
Will someone finally take down Mulligans 7.5 LB. monster burger challenge that has a record of 87-0? Yes, that means 87 people have tried and failed.
The 7.5 LB Paddy’s Lament Burger is as big as Chef Joe’s head (pictured above) — It includes 3 LBS. of Black Angus Beef, 1 LB. of Corned Beef, 12 Slices of Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pickle and 1 LB. of Beer-battered French Fries.
Can this monster finally go down?
Join us tomorrow morning when local competitive eater “Awesome Fat” will attempt to take down this behemoth of a burger in front of a live audience during FOX6′s Real Milwaukee from 9am-10am.
Does the name “Awesome Fat” sound familiar? You may have heard of him. He’s the one that scarfed down 168 ounces of Prime Rib at Ward’s House of Prime during a special taping of Travel Channel’s “Big Beef Paradise” last December.
Here’s are the rules of the Paddy’s Lament Burger Challenge:
One person has 60 minutes to finish the entire burger and fries. If you succeed, the burger is free and you will receive a $50 Mulligans Gift Card, plus your picture will be posted on the ‘Winner’ wall (which is empty).
If you fail the challenge, the burger is $32, and comes with a free to-go box, and your picture will be posted on the ‘Weenie’ wall (it;s full of weenie’s).
We hope to see you there!
Mulligans Irish Pub & Grill
8933 South 27th Street
Franklin, WI 53132
Guanajuato Mexican restaurant in Bay View closed its location today at 2301 S. Howell Ave. and will move into its new space just two doors South at 2317 S. Howell Ave.
Guanajuato owner Julio Lopez told me he expects to reopen the new location in two to three days.
In the meantime, another Mexican restaurant, Mr. Webo’s will start renovating the space left by Guanajuato and plans to open in the space at 2301 S. Howell Ave. in three weeks.
Guanajuato Mexican Restaurant (new location)
2301 South Howell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
2301 S. Howell Ave
Milwaukee, WI, 53207
Photo: Casablanca Facebook (Dana Brekman)
Casablanca, the Middle Eastern restaurant at 728 E. Brady St. has completed its renovations that has nearly doubled its size.
The newly constructed second-story now includes a banquet space that can accomodate up to 300 guests and a covered terrace over-looking Brady St.
You can see the completed project for the first time Friday night when the restaurant hosts its grand re-opening party with live music and belly dancing.
Casablanca On Brady
728 East Brady Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
A banner posted on Northpoint’s building says the burger and custard stand will close for the season after Wednesday, September 12, 2012.
NorthPoint’s General Mitchell International Airport is open year-round.
Daily: 4:30am – Midnight
Northpoint Burgers and Custard Stand
2400 Lincoln Memorial Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Photo: Hamburger America
Solly’s Grille which has been home of the Butter Burger since 1936 will be featured on Travel Channel’s Burger Land tonight, Sept 12th at 7pm CST.
Burger Land host George Motz, author of the book Hamburger America is traveling across America in search of great Mom ‘n Pop burger joints. George and his crew stopped at Solly’s in Glendale in Sept, 2011 to film the segment that will air tonight.
Can’t catch the showing tonight? Don’t worry, Burger Land will air again on Travel Channel this Saturday, Sept 15th at 12pm CST.
4629 North Port Washington Road
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Update: The Philly Way is now open at 1330 E. Brady Street. The new location hours are Mon – Wed: 11am to 10pm, Thurs – Sat: 11am to 3am, and Sun: Noon to 9pm. The resaturant phone number is (414) 763-8875.
The Philly Way, a popular cheese steak shop in Walker’s Point will open a new restaurant on Brady Street in May, 2012.
According to its Facebook page, the new location will be located about one block west of Farwell St. on the north side of Brady, inside the former “Miss Groove” clothing store.
This would have been Philly way #4 if all of the locations remained open today.
Owner Dave London closed his Cudahy location in August, 2011 after being open for less than a year. And unfortunately, Mr. London had the same luck with a Downtown locale at 222 W. Wells. The Wells Street location closed in late-2009.
The Philly Way’s orignal location in Walkers Point remains strong is doing great business.
The Philly Way – Brady Street
1330 E. Brady Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Brady St. Hours: Mon – Wed: 11am to 10pm
Thurs – Sat: 11am to 3am
Sun: Noon to 9pm
The Philly Way – Walkers Point
405 South 2nd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204-1612
Walkers Point Hours: Mon – Wed: 11am to 7pm
Thur – Sat: 11am to 9pm
Sundays: Noon to 6pm
The contestants prepare for the 160 oz prime rib challenge at Ward's.
Downtown Milwaukee’s very own Ward’s House of Prime, 540 E. Mason Street, will be featured on a special episode entitled, “Big Beef Paradise” on the Travel Channel this Wednesday at 8 p.m. CST.
According to producers, the food show will feature the best places in the country to get big slices of beef, and it will include Ward’s chefs cooking up delicious cuts of choice beef, an interview with owner Brian Ward, and footage from a Prime Rib Eating Contest Ward’s recently hosted. The contest included 3 contestants trying to eat a humongous 160 oz (yes, 10 pounds) cut of prime rib in less than an hour.
The first contestant ever to set a Prime Rib record at Ward's was Dane Kasper.
In early 2010 Dane Kasper decided he wanted to eat 40 ounces of Prime Rib. At the time this size cut of meat was not offered on Ward’s menu so Executive Chef Bill Baumann happily carved the gigantic slab of meat for Dane, and the rest is, well, history. Dane conquered the 40 ounces and thus, “The Baby Dane” was born. Dane would later return to take down “The Great Dane,” 106 ounces of cooked to perfection Prime Rib to earn another spot of Ward’s menu and its “Wall of Fame.”
Ward’s “Wall of Fame” currently pays tribute to 9 previous customers who have conquered eating enormous portions of prime rib. Their caricatures are on the restaurant’s wall and their names are also featured on the Ward’s prime rib menu. The following prices were accurate at the time this blog was posted and prices are subject to change without notice.
- 40 oz –The Baby Dane $63
- 64 oz – The Big Bugalski $88
- 72 oz – The Amazing Alyssa DiGilio $99
- 88 oz – The Mighty Lind $111
- 96 oz – The Legendary Halaka $122
- 106 oz – The Great Dane $133
- 125 oz – The Holy Schmit $155
- 160 oz – Al-Mighty Halaka $218
- 168 oz – Awesomefat – The Michael Litman Experience $230
So, did anyone finish the 10 pounds of meat?
We can tell you that one person did conquer the massive cut in just 31 minutes and that one person decided to eat an additional 8 ounces of meat beyond the contest requirements to earn the rights to be included in the restaurant’s Wall of Fame.
The “Big Beef Paradise” episode is also scheduled to air at 11 p.m. on December 21 and at 6 p.m. on December 25 (Christmas Day).
Ward’s House of Prime
540 E. Mason Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Ward’s House of Prime is open Monday – Friday for lunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and for dinner Monday – Saturday from 5 p.m. – 10 pm. Their bar is open from 4 p.m. – 1 a.m. Monday – Saturday.
The Third Ward’s Soups On (221 N. Water St.) announced this morning that the restaurant will be closing after nine years in business.
The restaurant made the following announcment vis its facebook page:
“Soup’s On is closed. Mary’s retired. Thanks for the nine years of your patronage. I’ve enjoyed serving and and everyone of you. Have a great 2012!”
This isn’t the first time a restaurant announced its closing via social media. Just last Wednesday we learned of the closing of Marchese’s Olive Pit via its Facebook page.
221 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202-5707
Earlier today I learned that Steve Goretzko, the owner of Bay View’s Sven’s European Cafe and Sven’s Organic Coffee Co. finalized and signed the papers to take over the old Steamer’s Coffee location Downtown at 624 N. Water St.
Steamer’s recently closed its doors this past October.
Steve tells me you can expect to find the same great menu as he offers at his Bay View local. Sven’s serves a hearty breakfast and lunch menu all day long. On the menu you’ll find hot and cold sandwiches, bountiful salads, several daily soups, a case full of fresh bakery, and of course a large selection of coffee and tea drinks.
The new location will serve breakfast and lunch to cater to its Downtown neighbors. The new location is slated to open March 1, 2012. Please stay tuned to MilwaukeeFood.com for more information.
Sven’s European Cafe
2699 South Kinnickinnic Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Sven’s Bay View hours:
Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday – 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday – 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
624 N. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202