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Mardi Gras & Lundi Gras at Maxie’s, Feb. 12 & 13, 2018

Join us here at Maxie’s for Milwaukee’s best Mardi Gras party on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13. This is our 11th year, and we’re again sporting a “culinary costume” of New Orleans-inspired creations. For these two days, we’ll skip our Low Country and BBQ dishes, and double down on pure New Orleans realness. Expect our unique Strawberry Beignets, Crispy Boudin Balls, and, of course, Muffuletta. (And save room for a slice of King Cake at the end of the night on Mardi Gras!)

Drink specials for both nights include $4 Abita beers and $5 real passion fruit Hurricanes.

Lundi Gras, Monday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m.

Lundi Gras is an excellent opportunity to dine on classic New Orleans dishes and Maxie’s original creations before the party rages. Maxie’s opens at 4 p.m. on Lundi Gras. Members of the Extra Crispy Brass Band (ECBB) will perform roving throughout the restaurant from 6 to 9 p.m.

We’re accepting a limited number of reservations for parties of 7 people or more on Lundi Gras via 414-292-3969. On Lundi Gras, parties of up to 6 are encouraged to check live wait times and get on the list via the NoWait app or Yelp app. (Once you arrive, please check in with a host and we will seat you when your table is available and your entire party is present. Wait times are estimates; seating order is not guaranteed. If there is not currently a wait, it will say “Come on in!”).

Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2 p.m.

Maxie’s opens at 2 p.m. on Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13. Matt “MF” Tyner will play onstage in the heated party tent from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. ECBB will play onstage in the heated party tent from 6 to 10 p.m. An outdoor bar in the tent will serve the party’s signature drinks.

Click here or the menu for a PDF of the special menu.

Maxie’s is not accepting reservations on Mardi Gras, Feb. 13. NoWait app and Yelp app remote wait list check-in function will not be available on Mardi Gras.

Dressing up is always fun, but #dowhatchawanna. (#maxiesmardigras, #teammaxies)

NOTE: Maxies’ weekly NOLA Night (formerly Mojito Monday) and Chicken-Fried Tuesday specials will not be offered on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13, respectively. Maxie’s will not be offering its $1 Fresh-Shucked Oyster and “Buck Off!” Drinks Happy Hour on Lundi Gras or Mardi Gras.

P.S. The day after, we’re accepting reservations for parties of all sizes for Valentine’s Day and/or your Ash Wednesday Fish Fry!

Gift Cards! Give $100, Get $20

When you buy $100 in gift cards, we’ll give you an extra $20 bonus gift card, through Dec. 31.

Black Shoe Hospitality Gift Cards are good at Maxie’s, Blue’s Egg, and Story Hill BKC – including the wine shop at Story Hill.

The bonus card is good on dining and drinking, but not at the shop at Story Hill BKC. This offer is only available on gift cards purchased at Maxie’s, Blue’s Egg, or Story Hill BKC and not available on online gift card sales.

Holiday Hours 2017

DEC. 19 – DEC. 23

OPEN at 1 p.m. for Gift Cards ONLY • Service starts a 4 p.m. with Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.

DEC. 24 & 25 – CLOSED

Merry Christmas, one and all!

DEC. 31 – OPEN

4-9 p.m. – We are now accepting reservations for parties of all sizes on New Year’s Eve!

JAN. 1 – CLOSED

Happy New Year!

JAN. 8 – CLOSED

for Black Shoe Hospitality’s employee party

FEB. 4 – CLOSED

Super Bowl LII

New Year’s Eve 2017

Good food. Good people. Good year. Wrap up the year at an excellent dining experience with the people that mean the most to you.

Maxie’s is accepting reservations for parties of all sizes for Sunday, Dec. 31 — 414-292-3969. We’re open our regular hours, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kid’s meals are just $2 and you can decide later at home if they get to stay up ’til midnight. We’ll have our 4-pc. Fried Chicken Special — a perfect pairing for Champagne!

Maxie’s is closed on New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

Winner: Fried Chicken Dinner

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We went to work on creating the best fried chicken we could make to serve on Family Night Sundays and Chicken-Fried Tuesday. That starts with the chicken.

We’re using Bell & Evans chicken, which is renowned for its humane treatment and air-chilled process, with no antibiotics or added water, which adds up to healthier, more flavorful food. We created and taste-tested different batter to find the tastiest crust, with crispiness that sticks well to the chicken. And we know you’ll want plenty to eat, so we’re serving a half chicken: a leg, a thigh, a breast, and a wing.

Pair that up with our mashed potatoes and collard greens, plus a white cheddar buttermilk biscuit, and you’ve got yourself one helluva meal for 16.95. Bring the kids on Sunday night, and enjoy $2 kids meals for children under 12 accompanied by an adult. If you want to make the whole thing “hot chicken”-style, get it tossed in our Nashville-style hot chicken cayenne oil for two bucks.

If you want to try the Nashville hot chicken flavor without committing to a whole meal, stop by Maxie’s on Chicken-Fried Tuesday to try our Hot Chicken Nuggets, with our Nashville hot sauce coating dark meat chicken over Texas toast, topped with our house pickles. Maxie’s Hot Chicken Nuggets are discounted from 11.95 to 7.95 on Tuesdays. And expect to see other creative chicken specials every Tuesday.

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Maxie’s Nashville Hot Chicken Nuggets

Fall Pick-Up Catering Special

Our favorite pro football team is playing our second favorite pro football team this weekend, so we came up with a way to get some NOLA flavor for your tailgate or viewing party.

FALL SPECIAL: Schedule a pick-up of large-format individual catering dishes from our “From The Smoker” or “Soul-Stirrin’ Specialties” section and get a free side order of Maxie’s Cornbread (18 pieces, $17 value). Call us at 414-292-3969. We may need 24 hours notice, so please let us know by Saturday afternoon.

Beam Brands Whiskey Dinner

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Maxie’s is back with another Whiskey Dinner, this time featuring Jim Beam and Beam brands, including Jim Beam Black, Baker’s, Basil Hayden’s, Knob Creek Rye & Bourbon, and Jim Beam Single Barrel for a five-course pairing dinner.

Some bottling will be showcased neat or on the rocks, and some will be crafted into cocktails by Maxie’s talented bartenders, to be paired with four plated courses, and a cocktail and appetizer reception.

Booker’s, Booker’s Rye, Basil Hayden’ Rye, and Knob Creek Single Barrel will also be on offer for tasting at an additional price.

Beam Brands Whiskey Dinner, Monday, October 2; 6 p.m.; $90; includes 5 coures, cocktail reception, beverage pairings, tax and gratuity. Here’s a working draft of the menu:

1st

Mini Tomato Pies • Housemade Braunschweiger • Red Wattle Headcheese • Natchitoches Meat Pie

Apple Ginger Smash with Jim Beam Black

2nd

Sweet Pickled Beet Salad

Watercress, Goat Cheese, Cane Syrup-Glazed Georgia Peaches

Baker’s Bourbon neat or on the rocks

3rd

Potato-Crusted Halibut Cheek

Housemade Sausage, Wild Seasonal Mushroom, Fennel, Greens, Minneola Beurre Blanc

Knob Creek Rye vs. Knob Creek Bourbon

4th

Chicken-Fried “Hot” Cornish Hen

Johnny Cakes, Smoked Ham Hock Collard Greens, Bourbon & Maple Syrup

Maple Port Old Fashioned featuring Jim Beam Single Barrel

5th

Sweet Potato Tart

Gingersnap Crust, Toasted Brown Sugar Meringue, Pecan Praline & Bourbon Ice Cream

Bourbon Milk Punch featuring Basil Hayden’s Bourbon

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Maxie’s at Big Gig BBQ

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Join us on Sunday, Sept. 3 for the 2nd Annual Big Gig BBQ, featuring FREE admission and parking.

This a great activity for a fun-filled Labor Day Weekend, with Maxie’s joining thirteen of the other best BBQ joints in town on the Lakefront Summerfest grounds at Henry Maier Festival Park. Come check out some of the best smoky, savory, signature BBQ and sides, two stages of live music, cooking demonstrations, family fun picnic games, and a local celebrity bacon eating contest.

Vote #TeamMaxies for the new “Big Gig Pig” people’s choice award!

Save the Date Big Gig BBQ

Here’s what we’re cooking:

BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwich, hickory-smoked Angus beef brisket, KC BBQ sauce, creamy slaw — 10

North Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich, hickory-smoked pulled pork butt, vinegar BBQ sauce, creamy slaw — 8

Smoked Hot Link, housemade cheesy beef and pork link, brat bun, jalapeño slaw, peach BBQ sauce – 8

White Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Hook’s 4-year white cheddar, parmesan streusel — 7

Jambalaya “Me-Oh-My-A,” smoked andouille sausage, blackened chicken, rice, zesty Creole sauce, cornbread, scallions — 7

Add Pulled Pork to Anything — 4

Maple-Braised Collard Greends — 4

Cornbread (3 pcs.) fresh-baked sweet cornbread with orange honey butter — 3

BBQ Pit Beans, slow-cooked northern beans with pulled pork in zesty sauce — 3

Samples

BBQ Brisket 4

Mac & Cheese 3

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Heaven Hill Whiskey Dinner

Join us on May 22 for a 5-course dinner paired with drinks made with the whiskeys of Heaven Hill. Heaven Hill Brands is the largest independent, family-owned distilled spirits company in the country, and produces such iconic Heaven Hill Distillery brands as Elijah Craig, Evan Williams Bourbon, Henry McKenna, Bernheim Wheat Whiskey, and Rittenhouse Rye.

Heaven Hill Whiskey Dinner, Monday, May 22; 6 p.m.; $80; includes 5 coures, cocktail reception, and beverage pairings. Gratuity and tax not included. Call Maxie’s at 414-292-3969 to reserve. Click here for more info and to see the event on Facebook.  Here’s the menu we’re working on; subject to change:

1st

Foie Gras Crème Brûlée • Pâté Grand-mère • Apple Rösti Raclette • Eggplant Tahini Flatbread

Old Man, a Manhattan hybrid featuring Elijah Craig Bourbon and Weiss High Ball, featuring Bernheim Wheat Whiskey

2nd

Chilled Wild Ramp Bisque

Green Oil, Toasted Pine Nuts, Crispy Ramp Bulb

Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon, neat or on the rocks

3rd

Cornmeal Fried Soft-Shell Crab

Hominy Croquette, Sweet Corn Velour, Tossed Watercress Salad, Pimento and Green Onion Coulis

Roasted Pineapple Julep, with Larceny Bourbon

4th

Blackened Beef Coulotte

Crispy Mushroom Cake, Asparagus and English Pea Salad, Bourbon Demi Glace, Rye Syrup

Tobacco-Smoked Manhattan, featuring Rittenhouse Rye

5th

“Chicken & Waffles”

Sweet Potato Waffle, Sorghum Ice Cream, Sweet & Spicy Chicken Debris, Warm Bourbon Syrup

Henry McKenna 10-year Bourbon, neat or on the rocks



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10th Annual Derby Day Party for Hunger Relief

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We’re celebrating our 10th year as a restaurant with our 10th Annual Derby Day Party for Hunger Relief on Saturday, May 6, 2017. As always, proceeds will go to support Hunger Task Force – Free & Local. With your generosity, our Derby Day party has raised more than $10,000 last year, and more than $30,000 in the last four years, to prevent hunger by providing food to people in need.


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Doors open at 1 p.m., with a $15 entry fee, which goes entirely to Hunger Task Force. The Jackson Park Jazz Orchestra, our friendly neighborhood Big Band, will perform jazzy tunes before and after the race. We’re adding even more screens this year to watch race coverage of the 143rd Kentucky Derby.


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Dress to impress: a photo booth to document every glamorous attendee. The photo booth will be the entry point for Best Dressed contests, with categories including Best Hat Most Elegant, Best Hat Most Creative, Best Dressed Family, Couple, Gentleman, Lady, and Gentleman. Photo strip prints will be available for a suggested donation of $5.

Maxie’s will sport a culinary costume: for this big day, we’re making over our menu with Derby party favorites and Kentucky-inspired specials amongst Maxie’s menu classics. Click here to see the DERBY DAY PARTY MENU. We’ve expanded the outdoor area to add tables for more outdoor dining, more party tent, more dancing, and more fun!

Drink specials will be available at our two full-service bars, as well as at two outdoor bars. Enjoy a Four Roses Bourbon Mint Julep ($6), Oaks Lily ($6) and Peach Vodka Derby Tea ($5). Beer specials include Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($5) and official Derby beer Stella Artois ($4).

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The party includes raffles and a silent auction, with fabulous prizes including hotel and dining packages, gift baskets and catered parties from Maxie’s. Entry includes a $5 “bet” on the race (correct selection of Win, Place & Show are entered in a raffle for prizes). Additional “bets” are $5. All Derby “bets” are for prizes only; no cash will be tendered. All entry, raffle, auction and “betting” proceeds go to Hunger Task Force. Note: Maxie’s daily Happy Hour special will not be available on Derby Day. Maxie’s will serve its special Derby Day menu only on Derby Day; regular menu items may not be available. Maxie’s cannot accept reservations or call-aheads for our Derby Day party.

Race time is approximately 5:24 p.m.

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