Project Black Board at Black Sheep

Photos by Jenna Kashou. A tap wine and hot dog bar? I had my reservations. But actually, they’re haute dogs, and you’ll see that Black Sheep bar/eatery is just as much a stylish visual experience as it is a culinary one. Black Sheep partnered with creative duo Reginald Baylor and Heidi Witz, a.k.a.  Plaid Tuba, to curate a year-long show of chalk art by local artists called Project Black Board. In July, the artwork of Reginald Baylor Studio and Sara Bott kicked off the first installment of the exhibit, which will rotate two new artists every four months. Chalkboard paint…

In Defense of a Winter Wedding

                       It’s March and it still feels like winter here in Wisconsin. So why the heck am I planning a winter wedding right now? I am, like most, undoubtedly fed up with the cold weather, but in December, winter still feels like a novelty, there is usually an angelic dusting of snow, and spirits are high from the magic of the holiday season.  Really, a winter wedding can be a beautiful thing.                       Top 5 reasons why you should consider a winter wedding: 1. It’s not peak season for weddings, so many venues and vendors will often negotiate a better…

Made on King Drive

Photo by Jenna Kashou. Nearly 100 people turned out on a frosty February night (the 25th) for the first event in the Made on King Drive series, which highlights the people and businesses of the Bronzeville neighborhood.   The King Drive Business Improvement District and Gaulien ‘Gee’ Smith hosted the grand opening of Gee’s Clippers at 2215 N. King Drive and, more importantly, its adjacent parking lot. Gee had to move his business from King Drive in 2010 because of problems with parking near his business. But now he’s back with 20 more barbers, and is ready to serve his…