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.
Equipment: Bands, medicine balls, kettlebells, and weights
Students should bring: Water and a towel
Average class length: 30–60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
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.
The celluloid specialists at ScanDigital turn grainy 3"x5" photos and dented VHS tapes into dependable digital files that fill the future with the pleasant retrospections and introspections of a warm and wonderful past. With $100 worth of services, you can digitize roughly 200 photos, 170 negatives, 145 slides, seven 3’’ 8mm film reels, or five videocassettes; mix any of the memory mediums of ScanDigital services (click here to see all the formats). The digitization process includes photo color correction and cleaning and prepping film to ensure the highest possible transfer quality. Go online and fill out a form that generates a shipping label, then mail the materials. After about a week, you get back the original copies along with their new, high-quality clones on DVD.
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.
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More than 25 breweries ready their kegs in anticipation of the Holiday Beer Tasting, where guests can sip more than 100 varieties of craft beer and ciders paired with a spread of filling snacks. Hops-wranglers from houses of brew such as Flying Dog, New Belgium, and Crispin Cider Company pour unlimited samples of their foamy creations for attendees to rank by taste, body, and how much the bubbling carbonation's sound resembles drum solos. Free-flowing foods accompany the libations, such as tacos, nachos, and sausages perched atop fresh rolls, intermingling their flavors with the beverages and soaking up any spilled head.