Things To Do In West Allis


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Every year, a crew of landscapers draws on a palate of bricks, wood, and water, as well as foliage and flowers, to fashion sweeping terraces and murmuring aquatic features. This year, in its 88th iteration, The Realtors Home & Garden Show explores the hours of the day through designs focused on facilitating morning meditation, afternoon cookouts, and evening film screenings. One installation rises from the work of international chalk artist Julie Kirk Purcell, who teases the eye with mural of a chalk garden that seems to leap in three dimensions from the floor of the convention hall. Chatter drifts to the model patios and gardens from more than 250 exhibitors and vendors, who showcase home-improvement and landscaping techniques alongside designers of windows, cabinetry, fences, and saunas. A culinary area stands out from the rows of home wares with daily demonstrations from five chefs, including some nominated for James Beard awards. The sessions focus on topics including plating, raw food, and French dishes, all using organic ingredients from local farms. Nearby, a market bustles with guests toting potting supplies, gardening tools, and makeup kits for vain scarecrows. Outdoor furniture begs to perch on patios alongside lawn ornamentations that hint at European and Asian art traditions or highlight work by local artisans.
8200 W Greenfield Ave.
West Allis,
WI
US
Since 1851, the Wisconsin State Fair has annually showcased the state's finest resources, stuffed fairgoers with an aromatic selection of world-class foods, and entertained guests with live bands and terrifying tractor flyovers. In between hot-stepping to the Steve Meisner Polka Band on August 9 and singing along to "Cracklin' Rosie" with Eric Ebert's Tribute to Neil Diamond on August 11, fair browsers will get their choice of day to frolic manfully among a ton of food stalls, games, thrill rides, outdoor events, interactive activities, and competitions. If your trio of the fair's famous cream puffs—whose airy creaminess is just as legendary in this reality as it is in alternate realities where Wisconsin won the Civil War—doesn't fill you up completely, test your gut's maximum occupancy with August 9's brat-eating contest (4 p.m.), which is best washed down beforehand with the root-beer-float-drinking contest (3 p.m.). Kids, meanwhile, can plummet down the fair's 200-foot giant slide, take splatter-art to messy new places at the Kohl's Color Wheel, or watch the state's fastest pigs race for the coveted frosted oatmeal cookie.
640 South 84th Street
Milwaukee,
WI
US
Reservations/Appointments: Required Established: 2010 Staff Size: 2?10 people Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours Brands Used: Chalk Country Paint and Fiddes & Sons Wax Pro Tip: Chalk Painting is a fast, easy way to get that shabby chic look with little or no prep work. You'll also be able to finish almost any project in a few hours.
1410 S 72nd St.
West Allis,
WI
US
Craving finger food? Head to West Allis' Paulie's Pub and Eatery and chow down on classic pub fare. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. TVs are also on hand in the bar to keep up with the latest scores. Got kids? No problem at Paulie's Pub and Eatery! The bar is a fantastic spot for families to dine together. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Paulie's Pub and Eatery with their complimentary wifi. Need room for one more? Add another to your party — Paulie's Pub and Eatery is great for large groups. Don't be shy — step out on the bar dance floor and soak up the sound of live music. The bar's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere. Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the bar on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded. The bar also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Paulie's Pub and Eatery to your next party or event. If you need to get somewhere fast, the bar also serves up grub to go. Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the bar's adjoining lot. There's no need to spend a fortune on a delicious meal at Paulie's Pub and Eatery — most prices are under $15. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Paulie's Pub and Eatery since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
8031 West Greenfield Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
US
Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at Brass Monkey. The menu at Brass Monkey does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Drinks are also on the menu here, so patrons can start the night off right. Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work. Patio tables and chairs are ready for Brass Monkey diners who prefer their meals al fresco. Take advantage of the restaurant's open space and tap into your inner dancer. Between the music and the crowds, Brass Monkey's noise levels can be intense. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. null There's no need to bust your budget at Brass Monkey, with most meals costing under $15. Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Brass Monkey since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
11904 W Greenfield Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US
For familiar food you're sure to love, head to Applebee's for American-style cuisine. Put the diet on pause when you visit Applebee's — there are no low-fat menu items. The drink list at Applebee's has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out). Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work. Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Applebee's' complimentary wifi. Plan ahead if you swing by during the week when the restaurant is busiest (reservations are not accepted, either). The dress code at Applebee's is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. null An average meal at Applebee's will set you back about $30.
2865 S 108th St
Milwaukee,
WI
US
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