Milwaukee’s Best Burgers and Social Media Relationships

Even though I don’t have FourSquare I still always enjoy spending time with friends, meeting new people and eating.

Milwaukee's Best BurgerIt all started with AJ Bombers’ recent success with being the first location in the Midwest to obtain the FourSquare Swarm Badge.

Next it was my Twitter friend @JosephRanseth’s Social Media Adventure of 2010 (#sma2010) that lead to the Tweet-up we had last Tuesday at Milwaukee’s Best Burger joint.

Not only was it great to see some familiar faces but it was also awesome to meet some new people as well and to put faces to the people behind the Twitter avatars.

Familiar Faces and Friends

@janetjanowiak, also a Virtual Assistant, who I met this past fall when her and her husband @MikeJanowiak rented my Lake Winnebago Vacation Rental By Owner property.

@josephranseth who I “accidentally” met in Denver in November 2009 (click here to read all about it)

New Faces and New Friends

Joe – the owner of @AJBombers

@msorge with AJ Bombers

@mtojek who I’ve chatted with numerous times via email and Twitter

@ValAlba an awesome Virtual Assistant who often helps me out with overflow work

@edcetera who I’ve been told is an awesome code person

Two totally awesome Appleton gals who drove all the way to Milwaukee to attend the tweet-up: @AndeeVosters and @kmwoodke

We all had great burgers and drinks as we chatted about various things. I would imagine that everyone who attended felt as though we had known each other forever.

@JosephRanseth got a number of videos that I’m anxious to see (hint, hint – get them uploaded, Buddy!)

What I loved about AJ Bombers – Best Milwaukee Burger Joint

I absolutely loved the atmosphere – they allow “graffiti” on their walls and even have a special wall area where you can write your Twitter handle (yep, I did it!). The p-nut bombs somewhat freaked me out the first time one was delivered to a neighboring booth. I had their ABC Burger, the Burger of the Month, which was delicious.

If I still lived on the East-Side, I would visit AJ Bombers frequently as I really think they have the best burgers in the Milwaukee area.

Stay tuned at OnMilwaukee’s site to see if the Travel Channel’s Food Wars will be visiting Milwaukee to do a show on AJ Bombers and rival, Sobelman’s, to determine who indeed is Milwaukee’s Best Burger.

P.S. Though not present at the Milwaukee Tweet-up it was fun to see this “graffiti” written about @ToddBrink, who I’ve met in real life. So I guess we can say he was there in “spirit”.

Want to see all the photos taken? Friend me on Facebook to see my album or visit the Social Media Adventure files.