October 2014: Reasons to Love Milwaukee


Reasons To Love Milwaukee
This is our love letter, hearts and all. Milwaukee’s diverse, hilarious and creative swath of people represent our top reason to love the city. So look closely. You might find a reason to adore the city that you haven’t pondered before, or a little reassurance that your affection is well-placed.
By Milwaukee Magazine Staff

A Natural Order
As its general manager for 27 years, Pam Mehnert has helped grow Outpost Natural Foods into one of the country’s five largest retail food co-ops. She believes in the sustainable food movement, and she practices what she preaches.
By Carolyn Kott Washburne

High Impact
As more and more coaches bench young athletes who suffer concussions, Wisconsin researchers find ways to treat sports-related head injuries and prevent permanent damage.
By Rich Rovito

Urban Catwalk
These local fashion bloggers have helped dispel the myth that Milwaukee is saturated with sartorial slobs.
By Claire Hanan

Endless Possibilities
Editor Kurt Chandler’s monthly letter to our readers.
By Kurt Chandler


Swap Meet
A sleepy debate over the governance of technical schools could remake property taxes in the state.
By Claire Hanan 

The Forgotten Skyscraper
How important is the Railway Exchange Building?
By Matt Hrodey

Hulk Smash
How a machine that makes the Earth tremble returned to West Milwaukee.
By Rich Rovito 

This Spot’s Reserved
Should city officials have the power to rent public parking spaces to private companies?
By Abby Kass 

Field Of Dreams
The chances of breaking into sports journalism seem as slim as becoming a pro athlete.
By Jane Hampden

The Stretch Run
It’s marathon season. If you’ve never tackled the 26.2, enlist a little help to find the finish line.
By Tim McCormick 

History In The Making
Wauwatosa’s Schoonmaker Reef is rediscovered and redeveloped, with preservation at the fore.
By Dan Shafer 

Suite Spot
GE Healthcare’s SensorySuite puts women in control of their health.
By Sara Rae Lancaster


The Making Of A Family Portrait
How a long, arduous adoption path stretched from Milwaukee to Haiti – and back.
By Howie Magner


Pose And Prose
Rapper YO-DOT is so close, yet so far from national acclaim. Will his latest release change that?
By Kevin Mueller 

Best Bets: October
Our staff picks for the best October in Milwaukee has to offer in music, theater, and more.


Diner’s Point
Morel, the latest addition to buzzy Second Street, aims to conquer Walker’s Point.
By Ann Christenson

Never-Ending Story
The people behind Maxie’s and Blue’s Egg are planting roots with their new Story Hill BKC.
By Ann Christenson

Chefrigerator of the Month: Allie Howard
Bacchus pastry chef Allie Howard will not turn down ice cream, unless it’s for watermelon. Before training at Chicago’s French Pastry School, the then-teen chain-watched Jacques Torres’ chocolate cooking show on the Food Network. Her future was sealed.


Sid McCain
Sid McCain is a former bigwig in the music industry and the daughter of a world-famous politician. What’s she doing in Milwaukee?
By Corrinne Hess


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