Sunday, January 27, 2013
Brewers all-star purchased four Pamela Anderson paintings last year to decorate his California digs, and stopped by to say hello Saturday while she worked at the Pfister.
A Wauwatosa artist whose work has been gaining attention for a couple of years now has one really big-league admirer – Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun. Last year, Braun bought four large-format paintings from Anderson to decorate his California home. On Saturday, he and girlfriend Larisa Fraser stopped in at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee to pay a visit to his favorite painter as she worked with artist in residence Timothy Westbrook in the hotel's art studio. Braun and Fraser even cast their votes for Anderson to be the next full-time artist in residence at the Pfister. Anderson's bold style of abstract painting features riots of color on large canvases. She also paints at the Plaid Tuba art studio in Milwaukee's Third Ward. Anderson …
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 …
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…
Friday, February 24, 2012
Brewers star did just about everything right in Friday's press conference.
Did you hear it? It was almost audible, the sound of Milwaukee Brewers baseball fans breathing a collective sigh of relief this week as Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun won the first-ever appeal of a Major League Baseball drug test. But there was also another sound, the sound of implied guilt. As Mr. Braun said in his press conference on Friday, the scrutiny he endured is just the opposite of what is found in the American legal system: Guilty until proven innocent. Point taken, Mr. Braun. Let’s take this opportunity to look at what you’ve done right in this unfortunate situation, and what you and your PR team should be thinking about going forward. Ultimately, what happened at the press conference and in the future days are what will …
Friday, September 30, 2011
It's tough celebrating a kid's birthday on an infamous date – but it helps when the stars align.
I have written that my son was born on Sept. 11, 2001. Every year is kind of a battle to block out the sadness and celebrate. Every year, I try to make it a little extra special for him. This year, we decided to celebrate his birthday by taking the whole family, including my parents, to the Brewers game. In honor of Awareness Day, the Milwaukee affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network sponsored a pre-game tailgating party and sold tickets as a fundraiser. We really enjoyed the food and friends at the tailgate party and then entered Miller Park to watch an important game between the Brewers and the Philadelphia Phillies, a team that the Brewers could end up facing in the National League playoffs. The Phillies came into Milwaukee …