Bun Times Taking shelter in restaurants? The soaring temps mean that (temperature-controlled) time indoors is more necessary than ever. Head to Sobelman’s Tallgrass Grill tomorrow night (Friday, July 22) for a burger, and you’ll  take shelter from the heat. More importantly, you’ll benefit ArtWorks, a local nonprofit that helps needy high school kids by getting them […]

Bun Times
Taking shelter in restaurants? The soaring temps mean that (temperature-controlled) time indoors is more necessary than ever. Head to Sobelman’s Tallgrass Grill tomorrow night (Friday, July 22) for a burger, and you’ll  take shelter from the heat. More importantly, you’ll benefit ArtWorks, a local nonprofit that helps needy high school kids by getting them involved in arts-based programs. One dollar from each Sobelman’s Tallgrass burger will go to ArtWorks. If you want something fancier than a plain burger or cheeseburger, the menu includes the bacon blue, cool ranch, fresco (with chipotle jack, avocado and tomato) and Sobel 02 (colby marble jack, bacon, fried onions, jalapeños), $6-$7.50. This benefit burger hours on Friday are 5 to 10 p.m. (1952 N. Farwell Ave., 414-273-4727)

Out of the House

 

Summer at Harbor House, the Bartolotta seafood sibling of Lake Park Bistro, Bacchus et al, means hanging inside the cool-white interior with an Itty-Bitty Seafood Sampler. Or does it? This is the first summer the restaurant is offering its full menu on the patio. So you can match that lobster roll, grilled swordfish, king crab legs or trout almondine with a Lake Michigan dotted with sailboats. The restaurant crew just add some apropos sail shades for a little relief from the sun. See photo at left. You like? View the full Harbor House menu here. Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. (550 N. Harbor Dr., 414-395-4900)


Jersey Nights
Water Street last night consisted of a whole lot of dazed, overheated pedestrians and dress pants-wearing locals rushing to the entrance of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Hurrying to secure their seats for the symphony, perchance? Actually, the opening night of Jersey Boys. For the duration of the Tony-winning musical run in Milwaukee (it ends August 14), the Intercontinental Milwaukee Hotel will keep The Four Seasons vibe going. The special menu and Jersey-inspired cocktails are available in the hotel’s lobby-level lounge, CLEAR. The food: mini corn dogs, pepperoni flatbread, disco fries smothered in cheese sauce and gravy, Jersey “bean crock” (beans with pork belly and corn muffin) and a sausage hoagie with fries ($5-$9). Here’s one of the cocktails to order along with the grub: “December, 1963,” featuring Van Gogh pineapple vodka, basil syrup, fresh-squeezed lime and homemade litchi puree. Menu available Tues-Sun 4-11 p.m. (139 E. Kilbourn Ave.)

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