To keep Between the Bars – and you – up-to-date, this weekly post provides a compilation of both the amusing and the significant (mostly the amusing) local stories from the last few days that I've found by keeping a sharp eye on the local newswire. Enjoy the wealth of information, dear readers. You deserve it.
• All good, completely harmless things must come to an end: the Journal Sentinel reports that food trucks will be banned from Cathedral Square this summer, and that they will take up permanent residence a few blocks west in Red Arrow Park.
• A 6 foot 6 inches tall, 350-pound dude named Bill Wisth is currently picketing family-run restaurant Chuck’s Place in Mequon because of “false advertising” for its all-you-can-eat Friday fish fries. He became upset when the staff cut him off after he scarfed down 20 pieces of fish, says TMJ4. Wisth claims he was still hungry, and that the restaurant’s all-you-can-eat policy entitled him to, well, all he could eat. Chuck’s Place didn’t budge, however, resulting in Wisth refusing to pay his bill, calling the police, and Wisth eventually getting kicked the fuck out by the same police.
• For one magical day, Wisconsin legislators came together and – by unanimous vote in both houses – passed a resolution that designates Dec. 12, 2012 as Aaron Rodgers Day in Wisconsin. Can our elected officials agree on a limited, yet fair federal budget? Doubtful. But they’re awesome at creating obscure, unofficial holidays.
• It's really no surprise that late last week, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was named Wisconsin's pro athlete of 2011 during the inaugural ESPN Wisconsin Sports Awards. Rodgers also took home the award for overall player of the year and shared the "best team" prize with his Packers teammates. He's Aaron-fucking-Rodgers. And that's what he does.
Original photo from Flickr.com (Creative Commons) by Arnold Gatilao