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The Dubbel Dutch hotel, on downtown Milwaukee's east side, has new owners and new food and drink service.

Dubbel Dutch hotel opens new coffee shop and cocktail lounge

The new Gülden Room in the Dubbel Dutch hotel, 817 N. Marshall St., is both a cocktail lounge and coffee shop, operated by F Street Hospitality. The related F Street Dubbel LLC bought the 17-room boutique hotel in summer, two years after it opened.

The Gülden Room’s cocktails feature house-made syrups, gold-flake garnishes, and wood-smoked old fashioneds. The bar also serves Gulden Draak ale and other Belgian and Dutch products.

Noble Catering and Events is providing snacks, such as togarashi-spiced popcorn, sweet and savory charcuterie boards, and Belgian chocolate fudge cake. The Gülden Room is open 4 to 10 pm Thursday through Saturday, and the coffee bar, featuring Space Time Coffee, is open from 7 am to 2 pm daily. Visit

BB Cakes cookies are a half-pound apiece, and they'll be a challenge for incoming eating contests.  This is the All in One Cookie.

Cookie eating contest

The Starling, 102 N. Water St., will be the site of a cookie-eating contest by BB Cakes from 1 to 5 pm Nov. 6. Ten contestants have already been chosen, but the public is invited to watch the event at 4 pm

BB Cakes makes gourmet half-pound cookies, each weighing 8 to 9.5 ounces, and the contestants will have 5 minutes to eat as many of the half-pound chocolate chip cookies as they can, with J Matt from TikTok emceeing the contest.