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Wings Before Swings
Fueling up before a Brewers game. And a new Fox Point shopping expedition.
Winging It
The Brew Crew is back in action. That’s probably music to the ears of every bar owner in the vicinity of Miller Park. Take Blue Mound Road, just east of Hawley. Last week, the new J&B’s Blue Ribbon Bar and Grill (5230 W. Blue Mound Rd.) started serving its full menu. For those with a fondness for chicken wings – and hmm, I believe I work with several wing connoisseurs – J&B’s serves them with one of several sauces. (I wonder what "Asinine" tastes like.…) Other options: build-your-own burgers and chicken sandwiches (on a Miller pretzel bun, if desired), quesadillas, nachos, a few wraps, a hot dog and brat. Maybe you’ll even spot Sports Nut Howie Magner eating chicken strips there before a game. Could happen.… The kitchen is open daily, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. If you need to call, for any reason: 414-443-1844.

Massive Market
The newest place to shop for "culinary delights" in Fox Point is, drum roll, please.… The Fresh Market (8705 N. Port Washington Rd., Fox Point). OK, minor caveat: The shop is not open until April 25. The store’s 21,000 square feet will be packed to the rafters with amenities – a bakery offering 30 kinds of bread and 14 types of pie; a full-service meat counter; 200 imported and domestic cheeses; and a produce department featuring 400 items. Time to replenish your shelves? You better hit Sendik’s or Pick ’n Save first. The Fresh Market’s April 25 opening is at 9 a.m. And FYI: The grocery chain (based in Greensboro, North Carolina) has another area location – at 15895 W. Blue Mound Rd., Brookfield.

The Incredible Edible‚Ä®
Brian Frakes is famous! The Pfister Hotel’s executive chef is really into eggs. In a Los Angeles Times travel story that ran on Easter Sunday, a savory egg creation from chef Frakes was included with other "best egg creations at popular destinations across America." His plate: duck egg with meatballs and gnocchi.  Read about that dish here. And order it the next time you're at the hotel's Cafe at the Pfister for breakfast. Hours: Mon-Fri 6 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat-Sun 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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