Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Are you celebrating Wisconsin's special 12-12-12? Share what you like best about the Green Bay Packers quarterback here – or tell us why you can't stand him!
I personally think 12-12-12 should be a national holiday, but with our president being a Bears fan and all … it’s not going to happen. It’s Aaron Rodgers day. A day for Green Bay Packers fans to celebrate the success of the team under the leadership of No. 12. Let’s just face it, it’s a day for us to wear our green and gold jerseys, to paint our fingernails green (am I right, ladies?) and to just get darn excited that we are Packers fans from Wisconsin. Aaron Rodgers day started as a Facebook joke that became viral. The state legislature officially declared Dec. 12, 2012, to be his day. Milwaukee County workers are being allowed to wear Packers jerseys or shirts to work on Wednesday. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is encouraging …
Monday, November 12, 2012
A charity auction was held at 8-Twelve MVP Bar & Grill in Brookfield to benefit the children of the women killed in the Azana Salon & Spa shooting.
Updated Tuesday: Today's TMJ4 says between tickets and the silent auction, 8-twelve's fundraiser raised more than $60,000 for the families of the who died in the Azana spa shooting. ______________________ A packed house at 8-Twelve MVP Bar & Grill in Brookfield Monday night raised $20,000 just in tickets — plus more from rare finds in a silent auction, such as Aaron Rodgers game-worn playoff cleats. And it was all primarily for eight people, namely the children of three mothers slain in the Oct. 21 tragedy at Azana Salon & Spa in Brookfield. Photos of the three women who worked at the spa reminded the 200 who paid $100 a piece to get in just why they were supporting the cause. Candles flickered near the photos and remembrances of Zina …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The restaurant will sell $100 tickets for the event which covers food and wine. A silent auction will feature items donated by the MVPs and many businesses.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Update Friday: Tickets are sold out. 8-twelve MVP will hold a Nov. 12 fundraiser for Azana Salon & Spa, with $100 tickets benefitting the children of the three spa employees killed in the Oct. 21 mass shooting. The restaurant owned by the Brewers' Ryan Braun and Packers Aaron Rodgers plans to sell a maximum of 200 tickets to the dinner and silent auction and donate all proceeds to the salon families, Megan Boucher, media coordinator for SURG Restaurants, told Patch. "We expect them to go fairly fast," Boucher told Patch. The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12 at 8-twelve MVP Bar & Grill, 17800 W. Bluemound Rd. in Brookfield. Reservations can be made at www.surgrestraurantgroup.com and 8twelvebenefit.eventbrite.com. Braun and Rodgers …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was last year's NFL MVP as the Packers went 15-1, then flamed out in the playoffs. Can they replicate last year's regular-season success?
You can tell Green Bay Packers fans are anxious for the 2012 season by the way they engaged in collective sphincter clenching over the preseason play of backup quarterback Graham Harrell. But then Harrell closed the preseason on Thursday looking more like Aaron Rodgers than Erin Moran for once in a 24-3 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. For a fan base eager to erase the memory of the Fail Mary in last year’s playoffs, it was the sort of performance — in a meaningless game, to be sure — that should turn the optimism up to 11. The Packers were 15-1 in the regular season, winning 14 games to open the season and establishing themselves as easily the best team in football. Rodgers played brilliantly at quarterback all season to earn NFL Most …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Open job interviews will be held Thursday through Saturday at the former Charro restaurant — soon to be 8-twelve, the joint venture of MVPs Ryan Braun and Aaron Rodgers.
A possible perk of the job? Meeting Ryan Braun and Aaron Rodgers. 8-twelve, the restaurant venture of the two MVPs, is holding open job interviews this week to hire bartenders, servers, hosts, bussers, line cooks, dishwashers and prep cooks. Interviews (bring resumes) will be from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the restaurant site, 17800 W. Bluemound Rd., Town of Brookfield, formerly Charro. The restaurant, slated to open in June, is the second Braun-SURG Restaurant Group partnership and the first for Rodgers. Braun partnered with SURG on Graffito on Water Street in Milwaukee. 8-twelve will feature American fare, including burgers, steak and other grilled food. JSOnline.com dining critic Carol Deptolla said…