We ordered our wedding cake through Aggie's. The service we received before the wedding was absolutely fantastic, and the guests loved the cake. They also decorated it very nicely as we had asked. So, why only three stars? First, we had ordered three cakes, 2 three layer and a 5 layer. The 5 layer showed up as a 4 layer. I called and told them what was wrong, and they replied that the cakes all together did serve 300 people (not thinking about the fact we had paid for approximately 410 servings, so at a minimum of $2.50 per slice that's a loss of at least $275 worth of cake). Since the bigger cake was supposed to have a different type of cake per layer, they asked me to state what the layers should have been. When they knew which was missing, they happened to have an 80 serving circular sheet cake unmade which they could quickly fill and decorate. They brought it quickly with many apologizes. We figured it wasn't a huge loss (we had 120-130 guests, people were going to be able to have cake!), and used it as our cutting cake. As the night went on and the wonderful staff at the reception hall was cutting the cake, we realized the bottom layer of one of the three layer cakes was wrong: a marble with fudge filling (something we never ordered) instead of a white cake with cream cheese and fresh raspberries. They had accidentally used the bottom layer of that cake as a layer in the now 4 layer cake. The marble with fudge fill should have been a layer in the bigger cake, but it should have been banana cake not marble. I have not told them about this error yet, so I cannot give you an iteration of how they would handle this. I understand we did ask for a complicated order, but they said they could do it. If there was an issue they should have told us. The man who delivered the sheet cake with apologizes mentioned they had had a few people out of work lately due to illness, and it is a family run bakery so I can understand how short staffing can hurt a business. They should have been much more careful with how they made the cakes though, especially since they are known as a great place for wedding cakes. So now the main question is: would I order from them again? I think so, but not if it was a complicated order like our cakes. The staff is nice, and the cake was very good. They were able to make a replacement layer and deliver it quickly. He apologized profusely for the error. And, the decorating they did was very beautiful. We ordered many flavors of cake, I would highly suggest the apricot french filling with white cake or a fresh raspberry/ cream cheese filled white cake. Those were my two favorites. The kids loved the all chocolate one (looked like a black tux) when they found out it would dye their mouths black... I don't regret that one bit!
I have been to the Rave/Eagles Club too many times to count. The last show I attended was a sold out Mac Miller show in the Eagles Ballroom. Mac himself put on a hell of a show, and I had a great time myself. I was up in the balcony, which allowed me a great view of the stage, however, pretty much wherever you stand in the ballroom you can see the stage. It was in late May, so the room became very hot and humid. Although, I was jumping around a lot so that may have been the reason for why I was so sweaty. The new ladies bathroom is wonderful. It is very nice, everything works correctly, the doors do not stick when you try to open them, and the sinks run well. When my friends and I arrived, there was a long line to get past security, however, they check you rather quickly so it moves pretty fast. It is quite simple getting up to the ballroom, following the large staircase up to the beautiful room with a large painted ceiling and wonderfully detailed trim. The room was already packed with people when we arrived. Going up one more set of stairs, we arrived in the balcony. Security checked our passes, and we were lucky to get a box pretty close to the center. When the show eventually started, Mac Miller walked out and the crowd went crazy. His performance was amazing. At one point, my friend and I got up to get a drink from the bar. The prices there are a little high, but I guess they are like that everywhere. However, the water could have been a little cheaper. I understand the Red Bull being priced high but water and soda should be a little cheaper so that people have money to buy merch and such. We took our soda up to the penthouse, which has a spectacular view over Milwaukee, with three plasma screens above the bar, so that we did not miss any part of the show. When the show was over, it took a very long time to get down to the lobby and out the door. However, I guess this is a problem at pretty much every concert venue. I was recently at Marcus Amp. for Kid Cudi and Kanye West and it took my friends and I about 30 minutes to get back to the Summerfest grounds. The only cons that I really have are: the location is not the best, but if you stay away from the West side of the building where the not so friendly neighbors live, you should be just fine. Also, everything is pretty pricey, so bring enough money to buy merch and drinks. Overall, I had a pretty good experience at the Rave. I go all the time, and I almost always have a great time there.
I have been attending concerts at The Rave for years now, and none have failed to impress me. The Rave consistently and continuously books great acts, from metal bands to hip-hop artists. The sound is always on point; there has yet to be a show that I've witnessed a malfunction of any kind. Ticket prices are never too high. The VIP Balconies, which are not unreasonably priced, offer a great view of the show without having to push and shove amongst the thousands of people on the floor. General admission is all standing, so come early for the best chances of getting your choice of standing. I've noticed many critics of the "FREE TICKET" vouchers. Personally, I use these vouchers almost every show I attend. The first time I used one, I did feel misled. I went into The Rave thinking I was getting into the concert for free, but that's not what happened. Instead, these vouchers got me a discounted ticket, and two little tickets which are redeemable for free drinks at the bar. Still a great deal worth taking advantage of. One area of disappointment is the prices of drinks. I know I'm not alone when I say that $7 for a drink is a bit pricey. Overall, I have always had pleasant experiences when I attend The Rave, and I plan on continuing to attend regularly.