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Itâ€™s no surprise that Summerfest is a draw for folks both near and far. After all, itâ€™s the biggest frigginâ€™ music festival in the world. But lately, folks are seeing the city behind the Big Gig, and thatâ€™s even better.
Take for instance this article published today in the Chicago Tribune, which outlines 10 things to do in Milwaukee during Summerfest.
Itâ€™s a very good list and includes some of the best things to do during our great Milwaukee summer, including planting your butt in a beer garden, heading to Lakefront Brewery or Great Lakes Distillery, exploring the Riverwalk, taking a Milwaukee Food & City Tour and climbing up the North Point Lighthouse.
Thereâ€™s also a plug for the pork shank in apple demi-glaze at Maderâ€™s,Â and an affectionate shout-out for Colectivo Coffee (which Chicago better be cozying up to, considering aÂ cafe is coming their way).
And I was happy to see the author didnâ€™t miss recommending a trip over to the Milwaukee Art Museum, though if it were me doing the writing, Iâ€™d add a trip to Cafe Calatrava or the East End Wine Bar,Â because Chef Jason Gorman has taken art museum cuisine to a whole new level in both places.
Surely there are other hidden secrets to be explored in our amazing city (here areÂ 100 more suggestions for you). But hey, you gotta start somewhere.Read more...