We have three familiar varietals for our Free Friday Tasting this week — Cab, Chard, Sauv Blanc — and one seriously fun Spanish red — Montsant! We’re trying them from 4-6 p.m. today. We’ll be back pouring samples of the same on Saturday, 12-3 p.m.
Niner, Chardonnay, Edna Valley, CA 2015 — This is from a spot just 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean, and it has plenty of coastal personality and balance. Silky body with warm bread, stone fruit, and caramel. The winemakers stirred up the lees while it was in the barrel (about a 1/3 of which were New French Oak), which amplifies cream notes and pear flavor. Regularly $19; Special Tasting Price $16.
Tangent, Sauvignon Blanc, Edna Valley, CA 2014 — Definitely worth a shot if you like French and New Zealand style Sauvignon Blancs and want to branch out a little. You’re in the ballpark of green apple and grapefruit, lime and lemon zest. Slightly herbal, mineral finish. Like high-end athletic clothes, you’re going to want it on a hot day. Shop $13.
Llenca Plana, Montsant, Spain 2016 — Made from Carignan and Grenache, just like the much more expensive Priorat region, this has a medium body but is still quite powerful. Red and dark fruits, good acidity, and a long-lasting finish. Just plain fun to drink. Shop $16.
Alias, Cabernet Sauvignon, California 2016 — Great for when you just gotta grab a Cab. Quaffable. Medium body, dark berry fruit, violet color. A straightforward oaky Cabernet, it’s a meat-and-potatoes selection, and a no-brainer pairing for… meat and potatoes. Shop $10.
Join us for dinner on Tuesday, June 26, to support Stepping Stone Farms, a non-profit horse rescue and therapeutic facility in Franksville that serves the needs of people in the South East Wisconsin area.
We’ll contribute 20% of food sales that evening to Stepping Stone Farms, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
We’ll also feature a “wine pull” – one mixed mystery case of red wine, and one mixed mystery case of white wine, available for $20 per bottle. You get what you grab, if you’re enjoying it here or at home, while supply lasts. Wine pull proceeds go entirely to Stepping Stone Farms. Make your dinner reservation by calling 414-539-4424 or emailing email@example.com.
Join us for a meet-and-greet with Al Young, brand ambassador of Four Roses Bourbon, on Thursday, March 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Mr. Young has been with Four Roses for more than 50 years in various roles, including distillery manager. Young is a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame, a historian of the 130-year-old Four Roses brand, and a legend in the Bourbon industry. Story Hill is the ONLY shop he is visiting on this trip!
We are thrilled to have him stop in the shop to share some stories, talk about the Bourbon industry, and sign some bottles. We hope to see you there!
One of our favorite days of the year! Join us to watch the annual Blue Mound Road Business Association’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade starts at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 and finishes up just past our front door. We’ll have an outdoor bar with Bloody Marys and green beer — hope to see you here!
Note: Blue Mound Road will be closed at 1 p.m., so keep that in mind when you’re parking. We serve Brunch ’til 2 p.m., and then it’s $2 off Tap Beer and Tap Cocktails inside until 6 p.m., with our Happy Hour menu available from 3-5 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m.
We’re honored to announce the next beer dinner in our Bar Bites series, featuring Lakefront Brewery, which has been making great beer in Brew City for more than 30 years. Since the brothers Klisch rolled out the first barrels of Riverwest Stein, Lakefront has grown and evolved into a beloved Milwaukee institution.
On Monday, March 19, enjoy a 5-courses paired with Lakefront beer at Story Hill BKC starting at 6 p.m. $60 plus tax and gratuity ($75 total) includes dinner, reception, and beer pairings. We’re planning to feature Happy Glamper, Double IPA, Single-Hop Amarillo IPA, Maibock, 30th Anniversary (a bourbon barrel-aged eisbock), and a My Turn series beer.
Sunday, Dec. 24
• Restaurant is not serving
• Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for last-minute gifts — gift cards, gift boxes, and holiday cheer!
Monday, Dec. 25 – Merry Christmas!
Story Hill BKC is CLOSED.
Tuesday, Dec. 26
• We’re back with regular service from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 31 — New Year’s Eve
Open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. We are currently accepting dinner reservations — call ahead to book your New Year’s Eve celebration! 414-539-4424
Monday, January 1st – Happy New Year!
• We’re open for Brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, January 2nd
• Regular service from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Team BKC wishes all of you the happiest of holidays!
Tuesday, Dec. 5 is a Double Points Day for members of our Best Guest Club — and happens to fall during our holiday gift card promotion, which includes a $20 complimentary card with every $100 gift card purchase.
You can earn Double Points and rewards on top of bonus complimentary cards when you buy Black Shoe Hospitality gift cards this Tuesday. If you’re not yet a member of our Best Guest Club, we can sign you up quickly when you visit on Dec. 5.
Our Best Guest Club offers points toward rewards on every time you dine at our restaurants, shop for wine at Story Hill BKC’s shop, or purchase gift cards. Points are earned on non-discounted items, and every 140 points earns a $10 credit for the following visit.
Example: $100 gift card purchase = $20 bonus comp card, and (2x points) $10 reward. That’s $30 back on $100!
Example: $200 gift card purchase = $40 bonus comp cards, and (2x points) $20 reward. That’s $60 back on $200!
The bonus complimentary card is good on dining and drinking, but not at the shop at Story Hill BKC, and valid on the next day following purchase. We can only make this offer available on-site at Maxie’s, Blue’s Egg, and Story Hill BKC, and cannot make this offer on online gift card sales.
Milwaukee Film’s Festival kicks off Sept. 28, and features a feast of film (including food-related features) through Oct. 12.
Join us Saturday, Sept. 30 for the U.S. premiere of “Schumann’s Bar Talks,” in which the famous Munich barman travels the world learning from other master bartenders, 4:30 p.m. at the Oriental Theatre.
THEN: Join us for “The Craft of the Cocktail” afterparty. It’s at 1924 E. Kenilworth Pl., 6:30–8:30 p.m. 9/30; $10 cash at the door gets you drinks sampling and appetizers from Story Hill BKC, Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge & the Jazz Estate, Goodkind, Dock 18 Cocktail Lab, Badger Liquor, Vurmeteria, Sprezzatura, and Boone & Crockett!
Community Partner: “New Chefs On The Block”
Our Community Partner film is “New Chefs On The Block,” which looks at two young chefs trying to open new restaurants in Washington, D.C., one of the hottest and most competitive markets in the country.
“You have to accept that you’re not right most of the time… Restaurant’s a tough business, man. But it’s fun.”
Sunday, Oct. 1, 12:00 p.m., Oriental Theatre
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 3:30 p.m., Downer Theatre
Saturday, Oct. 7, 9:00 p.m., Times Cinema
We’re rolling out the barrel for our annual Bar Bites Beer Bash.
Bar Bites Beer Bash is our annual walk-around tasting with food pairing stations on Monday, August 28. Tickets are available at Story Hill BKC for $60, which include beer tastings, food, tax and gratuity. 414-539-4424, firstname.lastname@example.org. Breweries include: Bell’s, Door County, Surly, New Glarus, Lakefront, Abita, Hinterland, O’so, Deschutes, Uinta, Black Husky, and Central Waters.
Join us for dinner on Wednesday, August 16, to support Milwaukee Metro Voices (MMV), which honors, celebrates and promotes vocal music by providing a performance and educational environment which fosters the personal and social growth of singers and musicians. MMV creates programs which contribute to the cultural life of the metropolitan Milwaukee area, southeastern Wisconsin and beyond.
We’ll contribute 15% of food sales that evening to Milwaukee Metro Voices, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
We’ll also feature a “wine pull” – one mixed mystery case wine, half red and half white, available for $20 per bottle. You get what you grab, if you’re enjoying it here or at home, while supply lasts. Wine pull proceeds go entirely to Milwaukee Metro Voices. Make your dinner reservation by calling 414-539-4424 or emailing email@example.com.