Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Neighbor?

In a story first reported on, it appears that left fielder of the Milwaukee Brewers, Ryan Braun, is venturing into the restaurant industry. The name of his new establishment will be Ryan Braun's Waterfront Grill and will replace Fratello's Waterfront Restaurant, 102 N. Water St., in the Third Ward. This happens to be directly across the river from Jep. I'm not exactly sure what a left fielder knows about being a restaurateur, but if Brett Farve's Steakhouse in Milwaukee (which is now closed, by the way) is any indication of how well a professional athlete can manage in that industry, I'm not overly optimistic. Hopefully I'll be proven wrong.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Slip Patiently Waiting in the Cold

After running some errands on Saturday, I thought I'd stop by the slip and do a little day dreaming. Looking at the countdown clock on the blog, there's only 73ish days until the launch! This assumes the boat is launched on May 15th. If at all possible, I would like to get in the weekend before. We'll see. I couldn't hang around and day dream for long because it was too dang cold!

As you can see from the picture, the floating fingers of the dock have been removed. There are slips further down the river that are left in year round, which is surprising given the amount of ice that moves down the river in the winter months. As of now, I do not know my exact slip assignment. I'm hoping to be somewhere in the middle. Either way, it's a huge improvement over EZ Storage!