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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Romance Your Way Through Milwaukee

 
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Wendy Strong
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Romance Your Way Through Milwaukee
Romantic restaurants, luxurious hotels and sweet surprises make this Milwaukee Valentine’s Day hard to beat

MILWAUKEE - Feb. 5, 2014 - A romantic dinner for two, spectacular star gazing or maybe a unique getaway to “horse around?” Whatever you plan for Valentine’s Day, Milwaukee knows how to turn the romance up to a 10.
 
Things To Do
Spend the afternoon with your sweetie at the Milwaukee Art Museum enjoying the racier pieces of the collection on the “Naughty Bits” tour. See Adam and Eve on the brink of sin, the best derriere in Milwaukee on a sculpture of a Spartan, how to flirt the 18th-century way and more.  
 
Enjoy an out-of-this-world date night at the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Daniel M. Soref Planetarium where you’ll gaze at “constellations of love.” The “Romancing the Stars” evening includes a rose and chocolates for each stargazing duo. 
 
What is more sensual and relaxing than a couples massage with your one and only? Unwind with a customizable full-body massage with soothing aromatherapy in a “Tables for Two” doubles massage at the Well Spa + Salon at Milwaukee’s historic property, The Pfister Hotel.
 
Aphrodisiac Overload
Milwaukee’s Harbor House, the only restaurant on the shore of Lake Michigan with breathtaking views of downtown Milwaukee, serves up one of the most famous aphrodisiacs of them all, oysters. Split one of their many oyster dishes, order a bottle of fine wine and let the evening take its course.
 
Move on to dinner at one of Milwaukee’s most romantic restaurants, Lake Park Bistro. The authentic French cuisine, superior service, warm bistro ambience and magnificent views from atop a bluff in Lake Park will have the ladies swooning in no time.
 
Take a trip to Paris, the most romantic city in the world, without purchasing a plane ticket! Located in the charming Wauwatosa village, Le Rêve Patisserie and Café is acclaimed for its traditional French fare, delectable desserts and romantic setting. Tres magnifique!
 
After dinner, awaken your senses with a sampling of truffles from herbal and spicy to sweet and fruity at Indulge on stylish Milwaukee Street. An accompanying pour from the Flirty, Frisky, Sassy, Alluring, Sensuous or Luscious wine lists will have you well on your way to a memorable evening.
 
Lovely Libations
Take in the best views in the city and heat things up at Blu, the swanky, 23rd floor lounge in the Pfister Hotel. Treat yourself to one of its “Valentine Potions” like the Naughty Night Cap Martini, French Kiss Martini or She’s All Mine.  
 
Share a Tiki Love Bowl with your love at At Random, a dimly lit, intimate bar in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood that serves up only specialty drinks. The two sharing the Tiki Love Bowl must hold hands and make a wish before blowing out the flaming lemon at the center of the bowl, and all their dreams are said to come true.
 
End your evening with a night cap at Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge, a Milwaukee institution since 1938 that is still making headlines, including being named the “Best Bar in America” by Esquire Magazine. Order up your classic cocktail by describing your mood and head upstairs to the Velvet Lounge where the lush red walls will have you cozying up in no time.
 
Time for some “Horsing Around”
When you are both ready to turn in for the night, head to the Iron Horse Hotel and book the “Horsing Around” Package with the perfect setup for a special evening. The package includes Custom Deluxe Accommodations,  a bottle of sparkling wine, couples massage, turndown service, and breakfast for two (Sunday-Friday night stays) or Route 66 Brunch (Saturday night stays only).
 
Other Milwaukee hotel getaways include:
“I Love You More” package at the Ambassador Hotel – Overnight stay in a whirlpool suite, a dozen roses, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, three course prix fixe dinner for two.
“Just the Two of Us” package at Hotel Metro – Overnight stay, bottle of champagne, handmade chocolates, $25 gift certificate to METRO, valet parking.
“Valentine Bed & Breakfast” at The Pfister Hotel– Overnight accommodations, breakfast for two in the Café at the Pfister, late check out based on availability.

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.25 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2012 and supported more than 48,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.
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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

CEDARBURG’S COOLEST FESTIVAL RETURNS

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CEDARBURG’S COOLEST FESTIVAL RETURNS
With Malamutes, ice golfing, chili-contest and more, Cedarburg “Snolympics” guarantees a good time

MILWAUKEE- February 4, 2014- The annual Cedarburg Winter Festival returns next weekend February 15-16.  Known this year as the “Cedarburg Snolympics,” the popular festival features a variety of events sure to delight visitors of all ages. 

This year’s festival welcomes trained Malamutes to compete in the Alaskan Malamute Dog Weight Pull Competition. Guests are invited to hop aboard a tractor-drawn hay wagon to observe carvers participating in the World Ice Carving Competition, as well as the IceBurg Open Golf Tournament.  The Snow Battle, 2013’s massive hit, returns this year, and competitive foodies will enjoy the two Chili Contests, guaranteed to be the festival’s tastiest events.

No matter the temperature outside, the Cedarburg Winter Festival promises a fun, action-packed weekend. For a full listing of the festival’s events, check out http://cedarburgfestivals.org

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.25 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2012 and supported more than 48,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wisconsin EMS Helicopters Land on Convention Center Rooftop Tomorrow 1/29

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Justin Klis, Conference Director
The Wisconsin EMS Association
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Margaret Casey, PR Dept
VISIT Milwaukee
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Wisconsin EMS Helicopters Land on Convention Center Rooftop Tomorrow 1/29
Outdoor Vehicle Extrication Demo on 1/30
 
MILWAUKEE, WI – January 28, 2014 – The Wisconsin EMS Association (WEMSA) 2014 Working Together Conference (Jan 29-Feb 1) welcomes the arrival of EMS helicopters at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 29th on the rooftop of the Wisconsin Center. The state of the art EMS helicopters are provided by Flight for Life based in Waukesha and Fond du Lac and UW Med Flight based in Madison, Wis.
 
“WEMSA is excited to once again host the top EMS helicopters in our exhibit hall. We invite you to join us and take a personal tour of the state of the art helicopters,” stated Mindy Allen, Executive Director of the Wisconsin EMS Association.
 
EMS helicopters offer unique medical services by way of an air medical transport system. Air medical transport systems provide patients with high quality medical care when quick transport time is critical. EMS helicopters are fully equipped with state of the art medical technology allowing EMS responders to treat patients in flight while quickly transporting them to the nearest or specialty medical facility for treatment.
 
In addition to the helicopters, Vehicle Extrication Tactics will also be demonstrated in the parking lot across from the Hilton on Thursday, Jan 30 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
 
WEMSA’s Saturday morning keynote address will feature Superintendent in Chief Brendan Kearney, who served as the EMS Operations Officer at the Boston Marathon bombing of April 15, 2013. 
 
More than 100 companies will be exhibiting emergency services products and services in the 90,000 sq. ft. expo hall. Annually, the four-day Working Together conference attracts nearly 2,500 participants from the Midwest and around the country, resulting in an economic impact estimated at $1.7 million.
 
The Working Together Expo Hall will be held at the Wisconsin Center
Thursday, January 30, 2014: 5-7pm (free entrance – expo grand opening)
Friday, January 31, 2014: 12-5pm
Saturday, February 1, 2014: 12-4pm
 
Admission
Included with conference registration or
$15.00 at the door for WEMSA members or
$25.00 at the door for non-members 
 
About Wisconsin EMS Association
The Wisconsin EMS Association is the state’s largest non-profit member-based association representing EMS professionals throughout Wisconsin. The mission of the Wisconsin EMS Association is to represent and support the views and interests of its membership by Working Together as Your Voice for EMS to promote education, share information, and facilitate legislative action. The Wisconsin EMS Association can be contacted directly at 1-800-793-6820 or visit www.WisconsinEMS.com.
 
VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.25 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2012 and supported more than 48,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call   1-800-554-1448 or visit http://www.visitmilwaukee.org
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

THE NEW YORK TIMES HIGHLIGHTS WALKER’S POINT NEIGHBORHOOD IN FOODIE FEATURE

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The New York Times Highlights Walker's Point Neighborhood in Foodie Feature 
“A District for a Bite or a Brew” Will Fill You Up
 
MILWAUKEE – Jan. 23, 2014 – Milwaukee’s up-and-coming Walker’s Point Neighborhood received a nod from the New York Times in a feature posted yesterday. The neighborhood, described as “re-energized” and the city’s “go-to district for innovative artisanal food,” is packed with small businesses and restaurants doing big things.
 
The Milwaukee Brewing Company, Braise, Clock Shadow Creamery, Purple Door Ice Cream, Antiques on Second (for a shopping stop while you digest) and Indulgence Chocolatiers were featured in the article. For a flavor of the neighborhood, build an itinerary from the article, and consider adding even more stops to your Walker’s Point tasting tour.
 
A grand mahogany bar greets you at Chez Jacques in Walker’s Point, where wine and traditional French fare are sure to please and crème brulee will bid you, “Au revoir.”
 
Gourmet “haute” dogs and self-serve wines on tap await at Black Sheep, a trendy bar and restaurant on S. 2nd Street.

Crispy Walleye Bites with jalapeno tartar sauce, Ahi tuna sliders and entrees such as seared duck breast with wild rice, golden raisins and a cranberry merlot reduction await at Zak’s Café.

The menu at Shaker’s Cigar Bar keeps patrons on their toes with creations that range from bayou and Cajun-inspired dishes to brick oven pizzas. Finish the night off with a cigar, sip of absinthe and a haunted tour of this former speakeasy.
 
Share snacks, planks, small and large plates at Blue Jacket – a restaurant focused on quality regional fare along the “Third Coast.” Visit again and again for new tastes as the menu evolves daily. 
 
VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.25 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2012and supported more than 48,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.
 
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