Sunday, May 1, 2016

Best of the Twin Cities Event 2016


Hit up The Best of the Twin Cities event, got some VIP tickets!
We went to this event back in 2014 & had a blast.  
It wasn't as great as that event but it was entertaining for a bit.  Ya can you hear my enthusiasm?  Nope.  We even left early.  Bummer :(
Ok so VIP your paying twice as much for your tickets, you expect something great right?
Entering in was a great process there was good directions until the lady that told us the bar was upstairs, well there was a bar upstairs but was not going to be open for another hour.



Alright back down the stairs, find the 1 bar that was open for all the people who payed $$ for VIP and we waited and waited for a drink.  There were only 4 food booths open with samples for VIP.  



There was much, much more  a couple years ago.
DJ was rockin' it though!  Loved her!
The red carpet people didn't seem to want to be there.  You had to go up to them to ask to have your photo taken.



We wandered for a bit checking out the booths, there seemed to be more of those this year.  
Got a couple freebies, kinda like going to the state fair.
Alright somehow an hour passed, more people came, a few more bars opened.



A few more food booths opened.
And hold on to you pants, do you know how much a can of beer cost?!  $10!!!!!  
Ya I switched to water.
DJ was done then the next entertainer started her music was very beautiful, but really brought down the whole mood unfortunately.



I think my favorite part was people watching.
OH also the oysters by Sea Salt Eatery and the Spam Musubi sandwiches, who I don't even know who made them!  OHHH YUM!



I just looked at the photos they published online today seems as though there was more entertainment after we left :(
No one was even dancing the whole 2.25 hours we were there.  Ridiculous. I was table dancing :)  well mostly because vip was upstairs, dancefloor was downstairs.
The VIP Swag bag - they should have called it the VIP Lame bag!  
We left early, we were super bummed out.
Had one of the worst uber drivers on the way home too!  Thank God we are still alive!  
I don't think we will be going back to any of those events :(



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

MJ Steven's


Do you love a good fish fry!?
Well look no futher, MJ Stevens is my familys have to when in Wisconsin on a Friday.
Seriously good fish fry!
You can choose 2. 4 or 6 pieces of fish. That comes with a piece of buttered rye bread, coleslaw and waffle fries.  There is a huge bottle of tarter sauce on each table, yes reach for that!



There are other items on the menu, I have never tried them but I bet they are good!
My Wisconsin family say that the duck ftrips are good tough.
The place is pretty big but they get pretty crowded well because the food is so dang good!
Employees are really nice.
There is a nice back yard with plenty of seating in the warmer months.
Also seating in the basement.  We have had a couple parties down there, great space with a mini bar.

What else can I say, you want fish check out MJ Stevens!



Dublin's


Just got back from a long girls weekend in Wisconsin with my lovely cheeseheads.
A new have to spot to eat and drink is Dublin's in West Bend, WI.
This is a great spot, love the interior,  awesome looking patio.  I have not been able to use it yet but it looks nice!
The menu changes so it's always a surprise what wonderful ideas the chef came up with.


I huge group of us came to dinner one night, actually we started out in the bar first and finished up there too :)
Check out all of this amazing food!


Appetizer time!
Pickle Chips- Red Pepper Hummus - Wisconsin Cheese Curds


Dinner TIME!
Swordfish - Pork - Scallops
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Last but not least.


Pasta!

Drooling yet?!?  I know right!?
We all tried each others dishes, not a complaint in the bunch.

There is a large beer selection and of course drink specials.
Regulars get punch cards they keep behind the bar, when they try out a new beer they get a punch, there are rewards for getting so many punches. An etched beer mug to a plaque on the wall.

Also there are special events and beer - meal pairing with the chef.

The people working here are real nice!

Hell my cousin won a fully paid trip to Ireland from them, so ya you want to visit here ~  if you can make yourself a regular!