John Van Lieshout cut his teeth, as he puts it, making cocktails at the Walker’s Point bar All Purpose (814 S. Second St.). Now living and working in Brooklyn, New York, he’s bringing a one-night pop-up cocktail bar – called Club Paradise – to All Purpose on Thursday, July 28 (10 p.m.-2 a.m.). The music, atmosphere and drink aesthetic of the pop-up will reflect South Beach culture from the mid-1980s to the present day, he says, calling the cocktails ones with a “Miami clubland twist.” Affordability is key here, too, with drinks staying in the $7-and-under range. The pop-up is also cash-only. Again, July 28, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.