Check out some of Milwaukee's notable upcoming events combining food, drinks and fun.
Lobster Tuesdays at Mason Street Grill
Every Tuesday, June 20th through August 29th, starting at 5 p.m.
Come in and claim your scumptious lobster dinner while listening to our live jazz music!
These exclusive delicacies are only available in limited qualities and are offered during dinner hours only. Market Price, While Supplies Last.
Call (414) 298-3131 to reserve your table.
Festival de Pulpo at Hotel Madrid
Sunday, August 13th
Come enjoy the best octopus (or moctopus) tapas in the city on the Patio at Hotel Madrid. We're excited to be partnering with Black Sheep, Wolf Peach, Goodkind, Movida, Yokohama, and Gibralter to bring the pulpo to Walker's Point.
Festival De Pulpo is a tradition in Spain to celebrate the use of octopus in the local cuisine of Galicia. Between 55,000 and 60,000 pounds of octopus are prepared each year and this year we're happy to add to the total.
$15 advanced tickets, $20 at the door:
- includes four tapa tokens.
- Additional tokens can be purchased
You can purchase tickets here: Festival de Pulpo
Milwaukee Burger Week
Monday, August 14th through Sunday, August 20th
The Shepherd Express is happy to introduce the Inaugural Milwaukee Burger Week!
Aug 14th-20th is a chance for you to sample some of the best burgers Milwaukee has to offer as a part of a citywide celebration. From locally sourced beef, black bean, classic bacon cheeseburgers and everything in-between.
A portion of the proceeds from each burger sold during Milwaukee Burger Week will be donated to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Help us raise as much money as possible to contribute to the leading hunger-relief organization in the state. $1 = 3 MEALS!
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS: (click the restaurants to see their food in hankr)
Big Deal Burgers & Custard
Hamburger Mary's MKE
Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub: Downtown
Ka-Bobs Bistro & Catering
Mason Street Grill
Miller Time Pub and Grill
MOTOR Bar & Restaurant
Mulligans Irish Pub & Grill
Red Lion Pub on Tannery Row
The Riverwest Filling Station
The Brick Pub and Grill
The Fatty Patty
The Loaded Slate Milwaukee
Three Lions Pub
For more information, click here: Milwaukee Burger Week
Support Milwaukee Metro Voices at Story Kill BKC
Wednesday, August 16th
Join us for dinner on Wednesday, August 16, to support Milwaukee Metro Voices (MMV), which honors, celebrates and promotes vocal music by providing a performance and educational environment which fosters the personal and social growth of singers and musicians. MMV creates programs which contribute to the cultural life of the metropolitan Milwaukee area, southeastern Wisconsin and beyond.
We’ll contribute 15% of food sales that evening to Milwaukee Metro Voices, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
We’ll also feature a “wine pull” – one mixed mystery case wine, half red and half white, available for $20 per bottle. You get what you grab, if you’re enjoying it here or at home, while supply lasts. Wine pull proceeds go entirely to Milwaukee Metro Voices. Make your dinner reservation by calling 414-539-4424 or emailing email@example.com.
Champagne Dinner Series: Bollinger Dinner at Bacchus
Thursday, August 24th
The team at Bacchus is pleased to host an evening with Cyril Delarue, Bollinger’s Commercial Director and great nephew of Lily Bollinger. Join us for a five-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Nick Wirth with pairings from the Bollinger collection, including the exceptionally rare 2002 R.D. Champagne. For all champagne lovers, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Click here for more information: Champagne Dinner Series
Margarita Festival 2017 at Catalano Square in Milwaukee's Third Ward
Friday, August 25th
It's tequila time! The Shepherd Express is hosting the Inaugural Margarita Festival on Friday, August 25th from 5pm-8pm at Catalano Square in the Historic Third Ward.
Sample from Milwaukee’s best margarita-makers, vote on your favorite, and we'll crown a winner at the end of the night. Competition will be stiff!
Your $20 ticket gets you entry to the event and margarita samples from your favorite bars and restaurants, with awesome entertainment! Food and full-sized drinks will be available for purchase.
This is a 21+ event, and it's rain or shine!
Current and growing list of competitors:
Botanas Mexican Restaurant II
Cafe Corazon Riverwest
El Fogón tacos & beer
Jalisco's On North
La Fuente Restaurant
Riviera Maya Milwaukee
You can purchase tickets here: Margarita Festival 2017
Friday, August 25th through Sunday, August 27th
Mexican Fiesta brings the sound, culture, and taste of México to Milwaukee’s lakefront this coming August 25, 26 & 27, 2017. Join in on the fun as we celebrate three days of fun, food, Mariachi and Fiesta for everyone. Mexican Fiesta is more than just a celebration; it is a vigorous declaration of community spirit at its best. Education is the key to the future, and through scholarship awards, the festival becomes the gateway to young Hispanics taking their rightful place in society by continuing education. Mexican Fiesta is a cultural foundation concentrating on providing education and cultural events for the growing Hispanic community. Our festival honors culture, tradition, and family. Mexican Fiesta encourages individuals from all ethnic backgrounds to share in the beauty of Mexico’s rich history, art, music, and food.
Click here for more information: Mexican Fiesta
7th Annual Pig Roast at Lake Park Bistro
Sunday, August 27th
One of our favorite events of the year is the annual Pig Roast on the lawn at Lake Park Bistro! Enjoy pork on the spit and a variety of delicious sides served buffet style on the beautiful lawn outside Lake Park Bistro on Sunday, August 27.
We'll set up tables and chairs outside in the park!
- Green Salad and Market Vegetables
- Roasted Pig
- Potato Salad
- Corn On The Cob
- Cookies, Brownies, Lemon Bars
- Sangria, Wine, Beer, and Cocktails will be available for sale outside
Click here for more information: 7th Annual Pig Roast
First Annual Iron Chef Milwaukee at Discovery World
Sunday, August 27th
Enjoy fabulous food from Milwaukee's top chefs as you watch the awe inspiring sunset over magnificent Lake Michigan. Sample creations from the best chefs around - you pick the winners! Who will win the Platnium Toque?
Food is all-inclusive (cash bar) with special VIP entry at 6:15pm and general admission at 7:15pm. Presented by Exec Park - proceeds benefit Happy Endings No Kill Cat Shelter
You can purchase tickets here: First Annual Iron Chef Milwaukee
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