Social Media Adventure meets the infamous AJ Bombers – Milwaukee Tweetup

I had to see if the rumors were true. They weren’t.

AJ Bombers - Milwaukee Pub & Burger Joint

AJ Bombers - Open for Awesomeness

“Those rumors”, referring to all the buzz on the internet – including the Wall Street Journal – about AJ Bombers (A restaurant & pub in Milwaukee) being a really cool place to hangout and eat good hamburgers.

Well, it’s not so much that the rumors were false, per se, just grossly understated.

AJ Bombers was amazing.

Deciding that it was the perfect place to act as the first stop on the Social Media Adventure, we arranged a tweetup and invited some of our friends from around the Milwaukee area. Joe, the owner of AJ Bombers tweeted it out to all of his friends and 4 days later we had a party at in the burger joint!

Here are some of the people who came out to play:

  • First on the list, Michelle @mmangen – to see the story of how we met, check out this earlier post. Since then we have become super good friends and Michelle basically runs my entire business. God bless virtual assistants.
  • Mark Tojek @mtojek – Mark’s tweets helped keep me safe and alert while on the drive into Milwaukee. (Thanks dude!) Check out his http://bookkeepersblog.com for a bunch of helpful tips on the accounting side of your business.
  • Ed @edcetera – What more needs to be said about someone called Ed Cetera? Master mobile application developer. You probably can’t afford him, but if you are serious about building a mobile application, you’ll do everything in your power to hire him.
  • Val @ValAlba – Val’s smile was infectious and heart warming! If I didn’t already have the great virtual assistant in the world, I would hire Val.
  • Janet @janetjanowiak – This woman was a blast! Not only can you sense that she is a master at making businesses more efficient, she also has a wicked sense of humor and loves to have fun!
  • Okay these two were absolute riot! @AndeeVosters and @kmwoodke were friends from a marketing agency that they worked at years ago. Now they are both working as marketing consultants on their own… Oh, and they both just radiate awesomeness. They had me smiling and laughing the whole time!

The whole group left our mark on the restaurant. Literally. The coolest thing about AJ Bombers is that they encourage everyone to write on the walls and leave their twitter names for everyone to see. (You’d better hurry, though, space is moving quickly…) Some of the other awesome things about AJ Bombers include:

  • The P-Nut bombs. I won’t even try to describe them. Just know that they rock and that you need to get down there to see them. Now.
  • The floors. Beautiful slate tiles, totally covered in peanut shells. A touch of class and a boatload of personality.
  • The food! I had one of the famous Bomber Burgers… it was HUGE, and tasty as heck. I decided to follow it up with a Cajun Burger. Mmmmmm, amazing! (Yes, I consume on average 5000 calories a day…seriously)
  • The staff. They were so much fun that we took pictures and made videos with them. (Joe, sorry if we distracted them from “working”…)

The only complaint I had about the whole experience was that they ran out of jalapenos. But I can’t blame Joe or anyone at AJ Bombers.  I blame March Madness.

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  • Hi Joseph! It was so great to meet you in person. The impromptu tweetup that you and Michelle put together was much appreciated. Can't wait to have a chance to meet up again soon. Thanks for all the kind words.
    Joe

  • andeev

    Joe! Great write-up, and yes. The fun-ness of AJ Bombers is grossly underrated. I can't wait to see what it's like in there during happy hour or on the weekends! Thanks for the great synopsis of me and @kmwoodke! 😉 We try to have fun as much as possible. Life's too damn short to take ourselves seriously.
    Next time you're around visiting @mmangen, give us a shout! Can't wait to see the video.

  • mmangen

    Joseph – yeah, so glad to see your post too about @AJBombers! I'm waiting for those videos – chop, chop – get them done!

    I never did ask you – was this your first time to Milwaukee? I'm guessing it probably was. And therefore you experienced Milwaukee's Best Burgers the first time there.

    There are some things I miss about living in Milwaukee – like some of the many great restaurants there – but I don't miss all that hustle and bustle (and really don't miss the parking challenges). Actually, AJ Bombers having a few parking spaces for patrons is a huge plus where they are located. I should have mentioned that in my blog post.

    I imagine you've had a crazy and story-filled last week. Can't wait to see more blog posts from the Social Media Adventure of 2010!

    @mmangen

  • Joseph Ranseth

    Yeah, it's been a crazy week.. just arrived back in Canada now. :)

    I had so much fun connecting with you again in person and checking out the awesome burgers at AJ Bombers!

  • Joseph Ranseth

    Agreed!

    I'll get those videos done within the week. (at least that's the plan…lol)

  • Joseph Ranseth

    Anytime I'm in Milwaukee, you can be sure that we'll stop in. Thanks again for the generous hospitality Joe. :)

  • Joseph Ranseth

    Yeah, it's been a crazy week.. just arrived back in Canada now. :)

    I had so much fun connecting with you again in person and checking out the awesome burgers at AJ Bombers!

  • Joseph Ranseth

    Agreed!

    I'll get those videos done within the week. (at least that's the plan…lol)

  • Joseph Ranseth

    Anytime I'm in Milwaukee, you can be sure that we'll stop in. Thanks again for the generous hospitality Joe. :)

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