Seasoned shutterbug Jeffrey R. Kepner brings more than 25 years of photography experience to each photo shoot. A background in photojournalism helps him to capture the essence of each moment while snapping high-contrast black-and-white or color shots of families, graduating students, and even pets. Though Bella Classic Photography's studio provides a professional backdrop for photo shoots, Jeff also travels to shoots at parks, jails for trees, and other scenic locations. Digital retouching yields crisp images, which can be printed or shared digitally.
Mary and Jerry Braunsdorf, the husband-and-wife founders of In-Focus Photography, have lead a small staff of professional photographers for more than 23 years. Their far reaching skills have culminated in several awards, including the master of photography degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Their portfolio includes photos of families, seniors, boudoir, and weddings, with each session personalized to the customer?s individual desires and tastes.
North Avenue Grill may be a diner, but it’s hardly a greasy spoon. Cooks build sandwiches, soups, and omelets from scratch, using local ingredients and a creative New American approach. Many dishes—including stacks of steaming pancakes—are gluten-free, and most that aren’t can be tailored to the needs of guests with wheat, barley, and rye sensitivities. Breadsmith, Rocket Baby, and Molly’s loaves form the foundation of many sandwiches, from the meaty Tosa cheesesteak to the vegetarian Portabella Baby.
Coffee comes from Sven’s in Bay View, whereas ice cream hails from Madison’s famous Chocolate Shoppe. Burgers are crafted by hand with fresh ground chuck and sirloin, rather than an 8-ounce can of hot-pink Play-Doh. Diners can relax in burnt-orange leather seats as they eat, or take part in Wednesday night movie trivia and Throw You Out Thursdays, when lucky diners are tossed to the curb after dining but before paying their tabs.
THE KNICKERBOCKER ON THE LAKE IS A BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED1929 ART DECO HOTEL LOCATED 2 BLOCKS FROM THE LAKE FRONT AND10 MILES FROM GENERAL MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.SITUATED IN A QUIET RESIDENTIAL AREA ABOUT 10 BLOCKS FROMDOWNTOWN THE HOTEL IS 5 BLOCKS FROM THE ART MUSEUM SUMMERFEST NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE AND JOHNSON CONTROLS 1/2 MILE FROM MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY 2 1/2 MILES FROM MILLERBREWING AND 3 MILES FROM UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE.THE KNICKERBOCKER COMBINES TURN OF THE CENTURY CHARM ANDEXCEPTIONAL GUEST SERVICE TO PROVIDE THE HIGHEST STANDARDSOF HOSPITALITY. THE HOTEL HAS RETAINED MUCH OF THE ORIGINALCHARM IN THE LOBBY WITH VAULTED CEILINGS CRYSTALCHANDELIERS AND THE ORIGINAL TERRAZZO FLOORS. EACH UNIQUELYDECORATED GUEST ROOM OFFERS FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET FULLKITCHENS COFFEE MAKERS HAIRDRYERS IRONS AND BOARDS ANDDIGITAL CABLE.WE HAVE TWO CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED RESTAURANTS IN THE HOTEL THE KNICK WHICH IS AN UPSCALE CAFE AND THE OSTERIA DELMONDO WHICH IS A FINE DINING ITALIAN RESTAURANT. THE KNICKIS OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER MONDAY FRIDAY AND OPEN FORBREAKFAST LUNCH AND DINNER ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. THEOSTERIA IS OPEN FOR DINNER ONLY MONDAY SATURDAY AND ISCLOSED ON SUNDAY. BOTH RESTAURANTS HAVE OUTDOOR PATIO DININGIN ADDITION TO THE MAIN DINING ROOMS.THE JUNEAU ROOM WOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR SMALL MEETINGS ANDHAS A CAPACITY OF APPROXIMATELY 35 PEOPLE. CATERING SERVICESCAN BE PROVIDED BY THE KNICK THE OSTERIA OR AN OUTSIDECATERING COMPANY.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
In the Lower Halls of St. Paul's Catholic Church, revelers toast to the holiday season at the Holiday Beer Tasting. The event's name belies its eclectic and huge selection: more than 100 craft beers, ciders, and imports. While it might be tough to taste them all in one night without sprouting a second mouth, one lucky person won't have to. At the end of the night is a drawing where the winner will take home a "Wheelbarrow of Beer" prize, consisting of a wheelbarrow's worth of samples—one of each of the festival's brews.