Eat a Peach! Peach Week, July 5-10


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.

Hurray! For National Bourbon Day!


Today is #NationalBourbonDay and we’re celebrating… by drinking some bourbon, of course! We have 70 to choose from (strictly speaking bourbon; there’s plenty more rye, some unique creations and a little Scotch), and we can mix any of it into an Old Fashioned or Manhattan. 
Take a peek at the most current whiskey list here at Maxie’s.

Let’s see, here… Maybe an Angel’s Envy? Or a Noah’s Mill? We’ve got some Wisconsin-made whiskeys, like J. Henry. Can’t go wrong with Four Roses Single Barrel.

Maybe you’re really trying to treat yourself with a taste of Michter’s 10-year or Michter’s 20-year (we had a tiny taste at our Michter’s Whiskey Dinner in February; it was really good)!

If you’re picking up a bottle for home, you can always check out the selection at Story Hill BKC’s bottle shop (just need to make your purchase before 9 p.m.).

High West Whiskey Dinner – Menu!

We have a working menu for our big dinner coming up with High West Whiskey! Executive Chef Jacob Schick, along with Sous Chefs Elgin Harris and Drew Ladwig, with Chef/Co-owner Joe Muench have put together an epic, epicurean feast. There may be some tweaks, but here’s what they’re thinking… 


1st Course Arrival

Bologna Jalapeño Cheddar Fritters, Maxie’s Bologna served with Smoked Ketchup • Lake View Buffalo Farm Liver Pâté, High West Bourbon Mustard, Pickles • Whipped Ricotta Spread, Housemade Ricotta Cheese, Blackberry Jam, Grilled French Bread • Scotch Quail Eggs, Housemade Andouille Sausage-Wrapped Quail Egg, Chicken Fried, Creole Mustard


Baby Romaine & Cornmeal-Fried Smelt Salad

Creamy Whiskey Dressing, Charred Ramp Greens, Pickled Grape Tomatoes & Anchovy Relish, Fried Grit Croutons


Pine Bark Stew

Sea Bass, Little Neck Clams, PEI Mussels, Oysters, Maryland Lump Crab, Charred Corn and Chilies, Smoked Morels


Smoke-Roasted Niman Ranch Lamb Rack & Crispy Braised Lamb Belly

Grilled Asparagus Salad • Whiskey Demi • Curried Rhubarb Compote


Bourbon Caramel Ice Cream

Fig and Apricot Compote

$75 includes four courses plus reception tasting and beverage pairings (tax and gratuity not included). Call Maxie’s at 414-292-3969 to reserve. Reservations required. 

We did the math on all the beverage pairings, and if you ordered the cocktails as standalone drinks… it would be less than the cost of the dinner! You’re getting the food for free!


High West Whiskey Dinner


It’s time for whiskey! Join us for an elevated dining experience featuring High West Distillery on Monday, June 6.

High West has made whiskey out West in Park City, Utah since 2007, putting together some of the most intriguing and exciting products on the market. We’re putting together equally enjoyable cocktails and dishes featuring these excellent spirits!

$75 includes four courses plus reception tasting and beverage pairings (tax and gratuity not included). Call Maxie’s at 414-292-3969 to reserve. Reservations required.

Maxie’s 9th Annual Derby Day Party for Hunger Relief

Derby Day Party for Hunger Relief

We’re celebrating our 9th year as a restaurant with our 9th Annual Derby Day Party for Hunger Relief on Saturday, May 7, 2016. As always, proceeds will go to support Hunger Task Force – Free & Local. With your generosity, our Derby Day party has raised more than $20,000 in the last three 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. We’re excited to again welcome The Jackson Park Jazz Orchestra to perform jazzy big band music before and after the race. Stepping Stone Farms is slated to show off one of its horses, posing for pictures with party goers. Watch pre-race coverage on flatscreen throughout the restaurant and party tent leading up to the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby

A fan favorite from last year, Andrew Feller of 414 Photography will host a photo booth to document every glamorous attendee. Photo prints will be available for a suggested donation of $5, and the photo booth will be the entry point for the party’s Best Dressed contests.

Click here to see some of the glamorous attendees!

Best Dressed categories: Best Hat, Most Elegant; Best Hat, Most Creative; Best Dressed Lady; Best Dressed Gentleman; Best Dressed Couple; Best Dressed Employee

Our regular menu will be complimented with an array of Kentucky specialties and Derby party favorites, such Kentucky Hot Browns, Bourbon Balls and Derby Pie. Maxie’s does not accept reservations on Saturdays, and will not accept call-aheads on Derby Day. We plan to resume our call-ahead policy for regular dinner service after the race, at approximately 6 p.m.

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), Skyy Vodka Oaks Lily ($6) and Skyy Peach Vodka Derby Tea ($5). Beer specials include Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($5) and official Derby beer Stella Artois ($4). We’ll also be pouring Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from official Derby winery 14 Hands.

The party includes raffles and a silent auction, with fabulous prizes including hotel and dining packages, authentic Derby gear, 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.

Race time is approximately 5:24 p.m.

Michter’s Whiskey Dinner 2/22/2016

MichtersPoster-01We hosted a great crowd on Feb. 22 for a special dinner with Michter’s Distillery of Louisville, Kentucky. Michter’s regional director Lisa Frost told us about the history, craft and techniques Michter’s uses to distinguish their excellent whiskey.

Executive Chef Jacob Schick collaborated with Chef/Co-owner Joe Muench and Sous Chef Elgin Harris, to create an epic Maxie’s meal. Each course was paired with cocktails crafted by Maxie’s Mick Laughran, and set a high bar for future collaborations. Look for info on our next dinner – probably in late May after Derby Day!


Michter’s Whiskey Dinner
Monday, Feb. 22, 2016


Quail Egg Shooter • Flounder Crudo • Hot Chicken Snack • Smoked Hock & Green Terrine


Hearts of Palm & Citrus Salad

Lump Crab & Laughing Bird Shrimp • Pomegranate Molasses


Pulled Pork Scallops

Pimento Midlands • Balsamic Braised Leeks & Wilted Frisée


Oyster Stuffed Fried Quail

Sweet Potato Waffle • Fresh Greens • Bourbon Maple Syrup


Moon Pie Torte

Graham Cracker Ice Cream

Michter’s Whiskey Dinner at Maxie’s

Michter's Whiskey
Our next whiskey dinner here at Maxie’s is set for Monday, Feb. 22, featuring Michter’s Distillery of Louisville, Kentucky.

Michter’s continues a history that harkens to America’s first whiskey company, reborn in the 1990s to create exceptional whiskey. Enjoy original Maxie’s dishes paired with cocktails crafted from some of Michter’s best stuff.

$75 includes four courses plus reception and beverage pairings (tax and gratuity not included). Call 414-292-3969 to reserve. Reservations required. Our most recent whiskey dinner, featuring KOVAL Distillery of Chicago in December, was a blast. 

Michter’s Whiskey Dinner at Maxie‘s

Monday, Feb. 22, 6 PM


includes four courses plus reception, beverage pairings (tax and gratuity not included). Reservations required.

Call 414-292-3969 to reserve

Michter's whiskey cocktail
Michter's Whiskey Dinner at Maxie's

Mardi Gras & Lundi Gras at Maxie’s


We open at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8 for LUNDI GRAS – the official start of our Mardi Gras party! We’ll open at 2 p.m. on MARDI GRAS, Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9 to keep the party going!

Join us for Milwaukee’s best Mardi Gras party, with $4 Abita beers, $5 Hurricanes and a special menu both nights. Enjoy live music in the heated party tent and laissez les bons temps rouler!!!

Monday, Feb. 8 – Maxie’s opens at 4 p.m. Kitchen serves until 10 p.m. Members of the Extra Crispy Brass Band will perform roaming throughout the restaurant 6-9 p.m. Performers from Dead Man’s Carnival will perform throughout the restaurant from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Maxie’s opens at 2 p.m. Kitchen serves until 10 p.m. Jesse Voelker plays guitar from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Extra Crispy Brass Band performs in the heated party tent from 6-9 p.m. Performers from Dead Man’s Carnival will perform through the retaurant from 5:30-8:30 p.m., and onstage during ECBB’s break.

Check out our special NOLA-inspired menu, or CLICK HERE to access it as a PDF, and preview a little below. We have our complete offering of raw bar: Fresh-Shucked Oysters, NOLA-style Grilled Oysters, New Orleans BBQ Shrimp and Peel-n-Eat Shrimp (our weekly NOLA Night and Chicken-Fried Tuesday, and Happy Hour, will not be offered on Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras in lieu of this special offering). Big Easy Bites are soups, salads, sandwiches and shareable starters inspired by New Orleans party classics. New Orleans Favorites are small plates and entrees in “downtown New Orleans” or Cajun country cooking styles. 

Maxie’s Gift Cards & Holiday Hours


Our gift cards can be used for food and drinks at here at Maxie’s – as well as Blue’s Egg and Story Hill BKC. When you give one of our gift cards, your giftee can check out our Happy Hour, Southern comfort cooking, barbecue and fresh seafood.

You can use it to head over to Blue’s Egg, for a creative American Melting Pot take on breakfast, brunch or lunch. And you don’t want to forget Story Hill BKC, a wine shop serving Upper Midwest-inspired cuisine for weekday lunch, weekend brunch and share-plate dinner (plus you can totally buy whiskey there).

Now through Dec. 31: We’ll include a complimentary $20 card with every $100 gift card purchase! Comp cards are also good for drinking and dining at Blue’s Egg, Maxie’s and Story Hill BKC (comp cards are not valid for Story Hill BKC’s bottle shop).

We’re open at 1 p.m. through Dec. 23 for Gift Cards only. We open for service every day at 4 p.m., and will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25.

• Christmas Eve – CLOSED
• Christmas Day – CLOSED
• New Years Eve – OPEN 4-10PM
• New Years Day – CLOSED
• Monday, Jan. 11 – CLOSED (employee party)
• Super Bowl 50 – CLOSED
• Monday, Feb. 8 – LUNDI GRAS
• Tuesday, Feb. 9 – MARDI GRAS

Koval Distillery Dinner 12/8/2015

We hosted our first whiskey dinner on Dec. 8 with KOVAL Distillery of Chicago. KOVAL market manager and Booze Sherpa Alex Diimig spoke about the history and craft of KOVAL, which uses only the “heart” cut of the distillate to create brighter, cleaner take on whiskey – the good stuff.

Executive Chef Jacob Schick collaborated with Chef/Co-owner Joe Muench, Sous Chefs Joe Singer and Elgin Harris, and Pastry Chef Kim Pollman to create an epic Maxie’s meal. Each course was paired with cocktails crafted by Maxie’s Mick Laughran, and set a high bar for future collaborations. We’re already planning our next dinner.


Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

KOVAL Whiskey Dinner


Head Cheese • Country Pâté • Pork Rillette • Rabbit Liver Mousse Shot Glasses • Grilled Bread • Accompaniments


Butternut Squash Bisque

Seeded Buttermilk Biscuits


Cornmeal Fried Monkfish Cheek

Lump Crab-Stuffed Shrimp • Pimento Charred Scallion Midlands • House Jowl Bacon & Bourbon Beurre Blanc


Smoker Trio

Housemade Pork Hot Link • Waygu Beef Rib • Smoked Boneless Duck
Chili Greens • Stewed Beans • White Cheddar Spoon Bread • Sweet Potato Purée


Salted Chocolate Ganache Tart

Sable Pecan Crust • Citrus Sabayon • Luxardo Cherry Syrup • Pecan Praline

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