As this summer like no other continues, I’m happy to say we seem to have figured some things out in adapting our business to this new normal. We’ve started doing events like weddings again, albeit with smaller, socially adjusted crowds, and have been able to hire back most of our people.
The Tall Guy and a Grill family is all back together, and we’re thrilled to have welcomed some new members in the form of customers we gained who tried out our goods during our pop-ups over the past couple months. They kept us going through some tough times and taught us some new tricks along the way.
Having the team back has given me time to get back to planning for the future, and I’m happy to say that things are looking promising. We’ve got a healthy slate of events coming up to get us through the next few months and even into the holidays. Here’s one in particular I’m excited to tell you about:
Taste of State Fair: Thursday, Aug. 6th thru Wednesday, August 12th
Hours of Operation
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday (6th – 8th)
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, August 9th
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (10th – 12th)
The Ivy House, 906 S. Barclay St., Milwaukee
Nothing can truly replace State Fair, but we’re excited to give it a go by joining in this Walker’s Point shindig that is bringing together vendors from around the area to help fill the void. We’ll be offering goodies that we think are up to the task, like grilled corn on the cob, loaded baked potatoes, giant pickles, and our bourbon bbq pork meatball sliders. We’ll even have bottles of our own Tall Guy Bourbon BBQ Sauce for sale. Our stuff will be available via walk-up or preorder.
Everything will be served in to-go containers, but there’s also a great outdoor patio with a full bar available on site at The Ivy House! All the better to hang out over a lunch hour, or a nice spot to bring the family to enjoy a Taste of State Fair and a night off from cooking.
While this is a new event for us, I can’t help but think how it takes me back to the roots of Tall Guy and a Grill. After all, we got our start doing street festivals, trying out new items and building an audience, and this feels a little bit like coming full circle.
Check out the event’s website to learn more and get tickets. Hope to see you there!