Over the past 25 years, Doug and Teri have snapped portraits of Andy Warhol, Ella Fitzgerald, Lily Tomlin, Allen Ginsberg, and other world-renowned figures. Today, they apply their experience toward sessions for families, kids, and high-school seniors. The duo also covers weddings, from engagement sessions through ceremonies. In addition to family or special-event shoots, industrial and product photography are also specialties of theirs.
Owners Kyle and Amy Sterkenburg have been with Worzella Photography Studio since 1992 and since then have carried on the photographic integrity and dedication that prompted Chet and Marlene Worzella to start the company in 1974. As Amy uses her people skills when handling sales, marketing, and customer-service needs, Kyle steps behind the camera to snap shots of families, high-school graduates, and sports teams. The Sterkenburgs' more than 10,000-square-foot studio contains four camera rooms adorned with props and art pieces, Kyle frequently hits the road for on-location shoots, replacing traditional props with the bounty of nature and myriad big sticks. Along with generating quality prints and digital images from its lab, Worzella Photography supplies a trio of additional framing, restoration, and design services.
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.