Robert Simonson, a Milwaukee native who "writes about spirits and cocktails (and sometimes wine and beer) for The New York Times," has a long feature on todayâ€™s NYTimes.com recalling his recent "36 Hours in Milwaukee."
The Times'Â Maura Casey wrote a similar piece about Milwaukee in 2008.Â
A regular Times feature, the 2013 Milwaukee tour begins with this introduction:
"Milwaukee is a city that evolves slowly. Its roots as a blue-collar town â€“ as the German Athens, as Brew City â€“ are still evident in the names of local landmarks (Pabst Theater, Pfister Hotel, Miller Park, where the Milwaukee Brewers play); the neatly demarcated enclaves that still retain strong traces of their ethnic origins; the countless cozy neighborhood taps; and the localsâ€™ love of sausage, cheese and beer, not to mention the array of festivals (German Fest, Irish Fest, Polish Fest) that overtake the lakefront every summer. Yet this city â€“ Wisconsinâ€™s largest, population 600,000 â€“ is hardly a backward-looking place. Following a few decades of diminishing population, numbers have risen slightly in the years since the 2010 census, much of the increase due to young people moving into a few revived downtown neighborhoods like Walkerâ€™s Point and the southerly, suddenly hip Bay View, with its bars and galleries. The result is a city that possesses a renewed vitality while still holding on to an Old World character."
The Milwaukee Art Museum, Maderâ€™s, Lakefront Brewery and Leonâ€™s are featured in the photo gallery for the story. Eight other Milwaukee-area stops are included in Simonson's story that also will appear in print on Sunday, Oct. 27 on page TR8 with the headline: Milwaukee.
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