Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.
See South Milwaukee 4th District Alderman Erik Brooks' blog about the Jan. 19 meeting at http://southmilwaukeeblog.com/2012/01/05/reminder-voter-id-information-meeting-is-jan-19/
OK, so I just had a BLT and my husband ordered French onion soup and a side salad. Hardly the fare on which to base a restaurant review. But we found that, good as the soup, salad and sandwich were, the Gourmet House at 800 Milwaukee Avenue -- and, yes, that is in South Milwaukee -- has more going for it that gastronomical delights.
One attraction is the photographs that line the walls. South Milwaukee street scenes and store fronts of the 1920s and '30s. Our server, Lacey (I hope she'll excuse me if I've misspelled her name as she wasn't wearing a nametag) said more are on the way.