Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Green Bay Ticket is All I Want

It’s that time of year again. Around this time each summer, Packer fans are excited to get their hands on their very own Green Bay ticket. Season tickets for Packer games can be very difficult to acquire, as there are over 70,000 names on the waiting list. The list is long because Packers are a great team and seeing them play at Lambeau Field is a truly unique experience.

I would love to catch a game this season and I have a few in mind that I would really like to attend. Even though this is the Brew City blog, and I mainly talk about Milwaukee events, I would love a Green Bay ticket for the game against the Minnesota Vikings. With all of this talk of Brett Favre playing for the team, their rivalry is at an all time high.

The crowd energy would be so intense, and this might be one of the most fun games to go to this season. I would also like to get a Green Bay ticket for the game against the Chicago Bears. Being a fan of the NFL North, It’s got to be a game in our division. No way am I going to some cheesy Bengals game.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Festa Italiana next To Poison

This weekend, Milwaukeeans will celebrate a bit of Italian culture and cuisine on the Summerfest grounds during Festa Italiana. The festival is one of the most popular summer events in Milwaukee, a close second to Summerfest. Some attractions at festa include the nightly musical performances, culinary demonstrations by Nick Stellino, and a traditional mass with Father Carmelo Giuffre. Following the mass, the musical melodies of the Saint Sebastian Choir of Wauwatosa will entertain the attendees.

Plenty of different food and drink options will be available throughout the weekend with more than 40 restaurants featuring Italian and Sicilian cuisines and wines. Some restaurant vendors will be Angelo’s Pizza, the Peter Sciortino Bakery and the Venice Club is just a few of the many options. After you have seen some great bands and eaten some delicious foods, you can watch the spectacular Italian fireworks down by the lakefront and enjoy some wine.

After you get your fill of Italian food and fireworks, you can head over to the Marcus Amphitheater to check out rock band Def Leppard who will be playing with Poison and Cheap Trick. If you are into the 80s glam bands and big hair, this show will be a perfect fit for you. I personally would love to go see Poison for Bret Michaels. His reality show on VH1 “Rock of Love” has always been a favorite of mine. It would be exciting to see all of the wannabe contestants for the show and groupies fawning over Bret. Overall, it should be a great summer weekend in Milwaukee for music, food, and fun.