The latest pro-life news (09/30/19)


Don’t miss our closing heartwarming story every week!

From Pro-Life Wisconsin:

From WI Right To Life:


This will be the MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY of 2019

Trump Honors Pregnancy Center Leader: ‘She’s Helped Thousands Choose Life’

Baby Born So Prematurely Doctors Used Bubble Wrap to Keep Him Warm Celebrates His First Birthday

Man with Down syndrome defies odds and celebrates 77th birthday


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Today’s highly interesting read (09/30/19): ‘Stop scaring the children’

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Stephen Moore is an economic consultant with Freedom Works. He writes:

A friend of mine’s third-grade daughter came home from school a few weeks ago with tears streaming down her cheeks. “My teacher say we only have 10 years before the oceans rise, and we are under water,” she moaned. “Are we all going to die?”

That’s a heavy burden to place on the shoulders of a 9-year-old.

Gloomy stories of the coming apocolypse have become commonplace in schools, textbooks, churches, movies and even children’s bedtime stories.

Read Moore’s entire column here.

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According to the website The Active Times, this is the most famous person from Wisconsin.

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Again, today’s Final Jeopardy category is:


The Final Jeopardy answer was:

According to the website The Active Times, this is the most famous person from Wisconsin.

The correct question is:

Who is Gene Wilder?

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My Most Popular Blogs (09/30/19)


Here are my most popular blogs from last week, Sunday – Saturday:

1) The Best Cartoons of the Week (09/23/19)

2) Can you say, ‘backfire’?

3) The Best Memes of the Week (09/22/19)

4) The latest pro-life news (09/23/19)

5) Photos of the Week (09/22/19)

6) Friday Night Forgotten Oldie: Busted

7) True or false? Fall can = winter?

8) Great line about that crazy sales tax referendum idea

9) National Daughter’s Day?

10) The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (09/28/19)








Culinary no-no #625


This week’s blog is about Bacchus, one the most superb restaurants in not only the Milwaukee area, but the state. Bacchus just re-opened after a recent renovation.

I love Bacchus. Always, always, always an impeccable experience.

Uh, Kev. Excuse me. If that’s the case, how can Bacchus possibly be your selection this week?

Good question. Stay with me and follow along. First, the backstory.

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That’s the original Boulevard Inn that opened in 1946 at Sherman Boulevard and Lisbon on Milwaukee’s north side just across from Washington Park.

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That bronze statue is Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, the Prussian hero of the American Revolutionary War.

Albert and Marie Gaulke gutted what was already a restaurant and transformed it into an elegant place with white linen tablecloths and a pianist who performed regularly. The menu: sauerbraten, wienerschnitzel, rouladen, goulash, roast duckling and steaks and lobster, chopped chicken liver pate, and shrimp cocktail.

Then in 1992…

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An arsonist destroyed the building. So Gaulke family members moved to Cudahy Tower at the very east end of Wells Street near downtown Milwaukee.

The new Boulevard Inn closed in 2003. The Bartolotta Restuarnat Group took it and re-named the place after the god of agriculture and wine and the son of Zeus.

Bacchus has great food, always elegantly presented. Some examples.

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Wild Mushroom Soup served over a bed of porcini mushrooms, a smoked Gouda beignet and a truffle vinaigrette.

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Soft shell crabs  served with Napa cabbage slaw, honey mustard chili glaze.

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Roasted Duck Breast. Duck fat potato pavé, sautéed morels, blueberry-infused duck sauce.

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Asian Sea Bass with crispy jasmine rice, a vegetable stir-fry and green curry coconut broth.

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Lobster Risotto with saffron, fennel and fines herb.

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Strauss Veal Ravioli, spinach, pine nuts, beurre fondue and veal jus.


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Strauss veal medallion, acorn squash purée, Madeira mushroom sauce.

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Eclair garnished with coffee, passion fruit and vanilla.

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Key Lime Tart served with toasted coconut, lime meringue and graham crumble.

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Dessert served last October when some Milwaukee Brewers executives paid a visit.

Consistently rated as one of Milwaukee’s top restaurants. A terrific special occasion spot or date night destination, Jennifer and I dined there often when we were courting.

As mentioned, Bacchus has been re-designed.

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The ceiling is gone from the main dining room.

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The conservatory got a new floor featuring bright tiles.

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The bar has been completely stripped of wallpapering, flooring, and other fixtures.

The Journal Sentinel critic Carol Deptolla noted in one of her Top 30 Restaurants in Milwaukee list, “with its ivory-colored walls and tufted leather banquettes, Bacchus means a posh night out, a white-tablecloth setting for stylish plates.”

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So why this week’s no-no designation?

This clearly is not one of the most egregious no-no blogs. Understandably owners customarily upgrade their restaurants. Before he died Joe Bartolotta was making renovation plans with his family. The so-called “dark” interior would be brightened. Some decor was removed and replaced.

I thought Bacchus looked great and I never considered it to be too dark. If someone had suggested to me a few months ago Bacchus needed an architectural overhaul, my immediate response would have been, ‘why’? Senior Writer Lori Fredrich has a thorough article on what she calls a “renaissance” at Bacchus with a “worthy refresh” that’s “vibrant.”

The new look isn’t really what grabbed my attention. Fredrich writes there are “bold new flavors.” Bold as in charred Spanish octopus with  hummus, preserved lemon and fried chickpeas along with Calabrian chilies.

My concern if you will is that Bacchus doesn’t get too bold, or dare I say it, too weird.

Executive Chef Nicholas Wirth told “And my goal with each dish is to begin with great tasting ingredients. I don’t want to overcomplicate them.”



Braised rabbit ragout, roasted pearl onions, wild mushrooms, Parmesan cheese


Smoked goat cheese, spiced sunflower seeds, apple cider vinaigrette


Avocado purée, marinated bok choy, jasmine rice cake, sweet soy glaze


Acorn squash purée, Romanesco, cauliflower, pork belly lardons, white wine butter sauce


Avocado purée, baby bok choy kimchi, sweet soy glaze


Sautéed spinach, butternut squash, candied cranberries, vegetable demi-glace

And where’s the beef?

Bacchus’ main, non-vegetarian menu has seven items to choose from.  Three are seafood (with Bartolotta’s Harbor House a hop, skip and a jump away). The others are a flat iron steak, venison, duck, and a Chateaubriand for two.

I’ve confessed on my blog that I’m not fussy. But there are many occasions when a chef in my view can go too far.

Can’t wait to visit Bacchus sometime, but it’ll be tough since our mini-foodie, 10-year old Kyla has zero options.

I wish Bacchus well. Just please don’t enter the culinary Twilight Zone.


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ICYMI, Culinary no-no #624

Best Photos of the Week (09/29/19)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announces the House of Representatives will launch a formal inquiry into the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump following a closed House Democratic caucus meeting.  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

2) President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky meet in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Sept. 25. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images

3) Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg watches as the US president, Donald Trump, enters the United Nations to speak with reporters. Sweet little thing isn’t she? Photograph: Andrew Hofstetter/Reuters

4) A protester takes part in the global climate strike, near the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Bangkok, Thailand. The protest called for “an end to the age of fossil fuels, and climate justice for everyone.”  Photo: Getty Images

5) Activists for animal rights group Peta douse themselves with a black liquid in front of the Eiffel Tower during a protest against the use of leather in the fashion industry. Photograph: Stéphane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

6) In Capetown, Archbishop Desmond Tutu kisses Archie Mountbatten-Windsor on the head during a royal tour by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation. Photograph: Toby Melville/Getty Images

7) A baby, handed to Pope Francis for a blessing, grabs onto the pope’s cross as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, on Sept. 25, 2019. AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

8) Water Scarcity by Dharshie Wissah, Kakamega, Kenya. Water, equality and sustainability prize: A young boy drinks dirty water due to lack of water points in the area caused by deforestation. Lack of clean water greatly increases the risk of diarrhoeal diseases such as cholera, typhoid fever and dysentery, and other water-borne tropical diseases. Photograph: Dharshie Wissah/2019 Ciwem environmental photographer of the year

9) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, dance during a visit to the “Justice Desk,” an NGO in the township of Nyanga in Cape Town, as they begin their tour of the region. Photo: AFP

10) Breeders hold Chinese flags and panda cubs born in 2019 as they pose for pictures during an event marking the upcoming 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province. Photo: Reuters

11) Bathers cover themselves in sulfurous mud on the volcanic island of Vulcano in the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of Sicily, Italy. Photo: Valery Hache / AFP – Getty Images

12) Children play on a cell phone at a market in New Delhi, India. Photo: AFP

13) Sheep herders create a “lamb jam” as they move their flock down Gunnison County Road 12 below Kebler Pass toward Paonia, Colo., on Sept. 25. Photo:  Christian Murdock / The Gazette via AP

14) Model Daisy-May Demetre presents a creation by designer Eni Hegedus-Buiron for luxury children’s wear label Lulu et Gigi during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, September 27, 2019. Nine-year-old Demetre, whose legs were amputated due to a birth defect, became the first double amputee to walk the runway in Paris Fashion Week, when she modeled for Lulu et Gigi inside the Eiffel Tower. Photo: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

15) Daisy-May Demetre gets her hair done a day before the show. She told Reuters Television she loves putting pretty clothes on and posing for the camera. “I get my hair done, then I get my makeup done and then I put my dress on, and my legs, and I get on the catwalk. Sometimes I do not even feel different,” she said. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

16) Skateboarder Sky Brown trains to become Britain’s youngest Olympian at a skatepark in Huntington Beach, California, September 20, 2019. Brown, the 11-year-old skateboarding prodigy who is poised to become Britain’s youngest ever Olympian at the 2020 Tokyo Games, has already amassed an enviable resume. Pro skater, surfing phenom, Dancing with the Stars juniors champion and determined philanthropist, Brown is transforming ideas about what the next generation is capable of. Photos: REUTERS/Mike Blake

17) A Bat-Signal is projected onto a building at night as Batman fans celebrate the 80th anniversary of the first appearance of the DC Comics superhero, in Mexico City. Photo: REUTERS/Henry Romero

18) Bob Uecker celebrates in the clubhouse after the Brewers clinched a playoff berth. Photo: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

19) On fourth down and one Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham drops a pass to the back of the end zone against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Green Bay lost 34-27. Photo: Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wis

20) Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers reacts after throwing an interception in the end zone during the waning moments of the fourth quarter of their game Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Green Bay Packers 34-27. Photo: Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

21) Wisconsin defensive end Matt Henningsen recovers a fumble by Northwestern quarterback Hunter Johnson in the end zone for a touchdown during the third quarter Saturday in Madison. Wisconsin won, 24-15. Photo: Mark Hoffman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

22) Wisconsin’s Noah Burks intercepts a pass and runs 68 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Photos: Doug Raflik, for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel