Friday, March 9, 2012
Eichers' Kids on North Avenue in Brookfield won top place in Patch's Readers' Choice poll, with a strong second for Mary Linsmeier School.
Leaving your first-born child at day care for the very first time is a heart-wrenching experience for parents. But day after day, mothers, fathers, grandparents and guardians learn to trust the day care providers that they depend on to take care of their loved ones. So we asked our readers to weigh in on which Brookfield day care centers they trust, to help those who may be looking for one. Two local centers drew the strongest response: Eichers' Kids and Mary Linsmeier School. An in-home day care center, Cuddlebugs Infant Center, also garnered positive support, as did Amy Montessori School, Creative Pre-School Center and Grandma's House Day Care Center. But the winning day care — with the most votes in our poll and most comments — is …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
We're seeking readers' favorite places in Brookfield to celebrate all things Irish. Give us your suggestions, and come back next week to vote!
Shamrock Shakes are on the menu at McDonald's. Corned beef is going on sale at the grocery store. I think I saw a leprechaun scurry out of sight behind my garage this morning. It's March, and that means St. Patrick's Day is almost here. Whether you celebrate your Irish heritage or just pretend you're Irish for the day, Patch wants to know where you get your green on. Somewhere you can get corned beef and cabbage? Guiness on tap or an abundance of green beer? Tell us in the comments below the places you think are the best to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Brookfield and what makes those spots so great. Then watch Monday for our Readers' Choice poll and your chance to vote.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Vote for the top Brookfield day care and explain in the comments why you recommend it. Or give the center a review or rating in Patch Places.
Trusting your child with a day care center is one of the biggest leaps of faith parents take in those early years. So which Brookfield day care centers have earned your trust? Help out your neighbors: vote for a center you recommend and explain why in the comments. Tell us which places to enroll or avoid, by clicking on the day care names and giving them a 1-5 star rating or review in the Patch Places directory. Poll voting closes at 9 a.m. Friday. The winner will be announced Friday, get some Patch attention and a certificate. Note: Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results, comments and reviews on Patch Places. …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Two veteran local establishments carried the day in Brookfield Patch's inaugural Readers' Choice poll.
It was a neck-and-neck battle with more lead changes than a March Madness college hoops game. But the contest for Best Fish Fry had to end sometime, and when the clock struck 9 this morning, Silver Spur Texas Smokehouse BBQ in Elm Grove beat out The Red Mill Restaurant in Brookfield. There was a dizzying last-minute race by supporters of the two veteran establishments (who obvious are also very computer savvy), with more than 2,000 votes lodged just between about 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. The final tally: 4,886 votes for Silver Spur and 3,973 votes for The Red Mill. Other local establishments who were distant poll challengers but popular fish fry servers were Slim McGinn's Irish Pub, Mitchell's Fish Market, Culver's, Maxim's Restaurant and Venice…
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Vote for your favorite fish fry and explain why in the comments. Or give them a review or rating in Patch Places.
What makes a good fish fry? The breading? The seasonings? The sides? Wisconsin's always popular fish fries become even more attractive during the next six weeks of Lent. So what places do you recommend are worthy of your almighty dollar and taste buds? Help your neighbors out: Vote in our poll below for who serves the best Brookfield fish fry and say why it's your favorite in the comments. Tell us which places to flock or avoid, by clicking on the restaurant names and giving them a 1-5 star rating or review in the Patch Places directory. Poll voting closes at 9 a.m. Friday. The winner will be announced at noon Friday, get some Patch attention and a Best of 2012 certificate. Note: Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Give us your suggestions and we'll feature those spots in a poll on Monday.
Who's got the best fish fry in Brookfield? Patch wants to know. Fish fries are always popular in Wisconsin, and everyone has a favorite. But there is no time for a fish fry like Lent, which began this week. We'd like to know where your favorite spot is for a Friday night fish fry. Give us a suggestion in the comments section below, and we'll feature that spot in a poll on Monday. You'll be able to vote throughout the week, and we'll name the winner on March 2. Winners will be determined by Patch editors based on poll votes, comments, reviews and Facebook or Twitter feedback. Our search for the Best Fish Fry kicks off 12 weeks of local business competition, trying to narrow down the top spots in town for everything from pizza to mechanics …