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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
It’s an all-you-can-eat roast of cluster oysters — 3,000 to 4,000 pounds of the rocky bunches of sweet, briny, baby oysters shipped from the coast and roasted. Maxie’s is shucking fully grown raw East Coast oysters to round out the total oyster experience. Maxie’s is also serving a buffet of Low Country-inspired party food, featuring Eastern North Carolina Pulled Pork, Jambalaya, Charred Corn Mac ‘n Cheese, Veggie Hoppin’ John, 7-Layer Salad, Cornbread, Key Lime Pie, Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Banana ‘Nilla Wafer Cream Pie Parfait.
Celebrate Maxie’s 10th annual Lundi Gras & Mardi Gras with us on Monday, Feb. 27 and Fat Tuesday, Feb. 28. Lundi Gras offers the chance to dine from Maxie’s special menu of shareable New Orleans-inspired classics before the party rages. Wisconsinites who can’t make it to the historic dining rooms of the French Quarter this carnival season should be here – with beads on!
Join us for Milwaukee’s best Mardi Gras party, with $4 Abita beers, $5 Hurricanes and our special NOLA menu both nights. We’re open at 4 p.m. on Lundi Gras, and 2 p.m. on Mardi Gras. Click here to check out the menu.Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!
We’ll be joined by the Extra Crispy Brass Band both nights — roving the restaurant 6-9 p.m. on Lundi Gras, and in the heated PARTY TENT 6-10 p.m. on Mardi Gras. Check out a song from ECBB at Maxie’s Mardi Gras 2015:
Costumes and masks are encouraged, of course, but certainly not mandatory. #dowhatchawanna
Note: Maxies’ weekly NOLA Night (formerly Mojito Monday) and Chicken-Fried Tuesday specials will not be offered on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28, respectively. Maxie’s will not be offering its $1 Fresh-Shucked Oyster and “Buck Off!” Drinks Happy Hour on Lundi Gras or Mardi Gras. We cannot accept reservations for Mardi Gras; we can accept limited reservations for parties of 7 or more on Lundi Gras.
Join us for a dinner featuring the whiskies of Wild Turkey Distillery on Monday, February 13. Wild Turkey makes “real bourbon with no apologies,” under the care of father-and-son Master Distillers Jimmy & Eddie Russell.
Get your sweetheart a seat at the table for a pre-Valentine’s Day date! Check out the menu below, and some of the blowout meals we’ve served here. $75 includes four courses plus reception and drink pairings (tax and gratuity not included). Call Maxie’s at 414-292-3969 to reserve. Reservations required.
We don’t have the decorations up yet… but we’re thinking about it! The holidays will be here before we know it, and we’re ready to party. As you’re thinking about your next big event, it’s important to keep in mind that we can do nearly anything.
Maxie’s is available for fully private daytime events. The entire upstairs is yours, so you can plan your luncheon however you like. And if you like Maxie’s food, you’re gonna love the Lemon Caper Chicken from our Lunch Catering menu.
In the evenings, you can host semi-private dinner parties of up to 50, or evening cocktail parties of up to 75. You’ll have your own space, but your guests will still feel part of the nightly Maxie’s party.
Maxie’s also offers off-site catering for offices, tailgates, large groups, and weddings, with pick-up or delivery options available. Our menus range from competitively priced Po’Boy sandwich platters to a supreme Southern spread to feed any size group.
We enjoyed a fantastic meal on Monday, with the added bonus of pairing each course with the iconic whiskies of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Take a peak at the menu. Executive Chef Jacob Schick brought out some Southern classics, riffed on fine dining, and showed Maxie’s whiskey inspiration with help from Sous Chef Drew Ladwig.
The distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky has been an epicenter of American whiskey since 1775. We’re making drinks from some of the properties iconic brands, including Sazerac Rye, E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon, Eagle Rare 10yr Bourbon, and, of course, Buffalo Trace.
$75 includes four courses plus reception and drink pairings (tax and gratuity not included). Call us at 414-292-3969 to reserve. Reservations required.
Maxie’s is CLOSED on Monday, July 4 to celebrate the holiday, but when we reopen again on July 5, it’ll be “Peach Week” here at all three Black Shoe Hospitality restaurants!
We partnered with Tree-Ripe Citrus to bring you dishes created with real, ripe Georgia peaches. If you’ve never had a Georgia peach, you’ve got to try one – they’re one of the greatest fruit pleasures (there’s a reason there’s 70+ streets named “Peachtree” in Atlanta)!
Tree-Ripe Citrus will also be SAMPLING their peaches here at Maxie’s on Saturday, July 9 starting at 5 p.m., and SELLING outside Story Hill BKC on Mondays from 5-7 p.m. (except July 4). Other sampling sessions: Story Hill BKC on Friday, July 8, starting at 5 p.m.; and Sunday, July 10 at Blue’s Egg, starting at 7 a.m.