609 – Anti-Theft Candle



Welcome to Savoring Our Lives! In this week’s episode we:

Explored the Explorium

Anti-Theft Candle

We finally tried a beer pub near us called The Explorium Brew Pub. We tried a fried meatloaf appetizer which Chad liked. He also tried a burger wrapped in pizza dough just before setting off the candle alarm.

Were feelin’ California
Our friends from California were in town for Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary. We chose to take them to Bass Bay Brewhouse for a delicious experience.

Grilled some salmon
Chad picked up some salmon fillets and created a spinach and mandarin orange salad paired with a Director’s Cut Sauvignon Blanc. The meal was outstanding and we’ll try it again soon.

Attended a wedding
We went to Illinois Beach Resort for Chad’s friend Jason’s wedding where Chad was an attendant. It was definitely an adventure and a nice weekend.[PHOTO]

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Today’s episode was sponsored by SB Framing Gallery – a custom picture frame and gift shop in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. You can find SB Framing online at sbframinggallery.com.

604 – Cubano Pizza


Welcome to Savoring Our Lives! In this week’s episode:

We tested out party options
We were going to take Chad’s folks out for their 50th wedding anniversary and needed to test some options. We headed out to Bass Bay Brewhouse for lunch. Both sandwiches we ordered were fantastically delicious. The next night we went to Parkside 23 to talk with the staff and make reservations.

Ruth hosted a coffee break
The World’s Largest Coffee Break happened for the 13th year. About 700 people come out into a park in downtown Milwaukee to enjoy free coffee and baked goods.

Cubano Pizza!

We had a Cubano pizza
For Wineza, we headed out to Pizza Man and they had a Cubano pizza as their specialty pizza. It was really good but a little heavy on the mustard.

We restocked the bar
We were a wee bit low on a number of bar items so we headed to Total Wine where Chad got a cart because he didn’t want to risk the Scotch incident of 2018 happening again. Because we had a cart we bought WAY more than we anticipated.

We celebrated Chad’s folks’ 50th Anniversary
After much investigation, we decided to take Chad’s folks to Parkside 23 for a celebration meal.

Want to share your story about what inspires you?  Want to tell us another version of a Cubano sandwich you’ve encountered? Let us know!

Today’s episode was sponsored by SB Framing Gallery – a custom picture frame and gift shop in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. You can find SB Framing online at sbframinggallery.com.

412 – Random Act of Kindness


Welcome to Savoring Our Lives! In this week’s episode we:

Eggs Benedict at Bass Bay Brewhouse

Visited Bass Bay Brewhouse for brunch
Chad had their “Shenanigans” dish which had everything and the kitchen sink in it. Ruth really enjoyed the Eggs Benedict. See the whole brunch menu here.

Continued to eat
On Monday, we tried The Suburban Bourbon and enjoyed a couple of their burgers with a bottle of wine. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we cooked dinner at home – including an epic Tater Tot Casserole. On Friday, we stayed home for Wineza and paired it with a brand new bottle of M2 Zinfandel.

Had a full day on Saturday
We had a family funeral visitation to attend Saturday morning. Ruth had to work to enforce some boundaries around what she needed. Afterwards, we had certified professional dog trainer Laura from Connecting with Dogs come over to help us humans communicate more effectively with both dogs (but especially Abby).

Bob holding the photo from our “island home.”

Were the recipients of a random act of kindness
We decided to order burgers from Ricardo’s in the Greendale Village and then head over to Vintage 38 for wine – specifically Hook or Crook 2015 Lodi Cabernet. Since the grapes are from Lodi, the wine had a great depth of flavor.  At the bar there’s a photo for sale on the wall we’re pretty sure is the view from our future island home. An amazingly kind gentleman at the bar – who wanted to be known as “Bob” – purchased it and gifted it to us. We were stunned and couldn’t believe his generosity. We will definitely be paying it forward. Cheers, “Bob.”

 

Want to share your story about something that inspires you? Have you ever paid it forward or undertaken a random act of kindness? Let us know!

Today’s episode was sponsored by SB Framing Gallery – a custom picture frame and gift shop in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. You can find SB Framing online at sbframinggallery.com.