Crystal Ridge Ski Hill Franklin, Wisconsin – The Area’s Best Kept Secret

A photo of a snowboarder high off a jump

The Crystal Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area is a very unique ski hill in Milwaukee County. Crystal Ridge is located in Franklin, WI. While definitely not a large ski hill, Crystal Ridge may be the only ski hill located in Milwaukee County. Just a minute or two south of the Southridge Mall in Greendale, it makes downhill skiing and snowboarding just a few minutes away from much … [Read more...]

The Packing House on Layton Ave. Milwaukee, WI

A night photo of The Packing House Milwaukee, WI

The Packing House is one of Milwaukee's favorite restaurants. If you drive on Layton Avenue past Mitchell International Airport on a Friday night, you'll see a line of cars stretching around the block. What makes people line up in their cars like people trying to get into a popular L.A. nightclub? It's the Packing House Friday Fish Fry. On Friday, the Packing House has a … [Read more...]

Flowers at Parkway Floral South Milwaukee, WI

A photo of a wedding bouquet

Flowers for Valentine's Day or any occasion from Parkway Floral in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Parkway Floral has a special place in my life. My wife and I had a very small wedding. There were a number of reasons it was this way, but I think we both wanted it to be small. It was a bit unconventional for an American wedding as my wife wore a traditional Chinese wedding dress … [Read more...]

Best Place Pabst Brewery Tour in Milwaukee WI

A photo of the historic Pabst Brewery buildings and sign

The Pabst Brewery Tour at the Best Place offers a treat for both beer lovers and lovers of history and historic architecture. Lets face it. Milwaukee is probably most famous for beer. At one time, nearly all the major beer producers were in Milwaukee. That included the largest, Pabst. The Pabst brewery in Milwaukee closed in 1996. For years, the brewery buildings … [Read more...]