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what to eat in Wisconsin (... well, mostly Milwaukee)
  • cheese curds: basically "curds" are pre-cheese. Their quality is judged by their "squeaky-ness" (the good ones literally squeak against your teeth when you chew them. I ate one, it's weird but also kind of awesome). They should be less than a day old and served at room temperature.
  • Riverwest Co-Op: sit on the neighborhood sidewalk and order the bar-b-que tofu sandwhich! It'll make a vegan out of anyone.
  • Beans and Barley on the Eastside: the most popular dish is the Vegetarian Eggs Benedict - only served on the weekends for brunch. It's also tempting to swipe one of their classic, heavy diner coffee mugs.
  • anything in a cup featuring the face of a Packers player: Tyler has a crew-neck sweatshirt he wears that says "Packers Football is Everything" and even though it looks vintage/ironic he is actually serious.
  • Bel Air Cantina in Riverwest: My #1 recommendation!! Honestly, it was the best Mexican food I've had since I moved from San Diego. Not too spendy, hip atmosphere, fresh ingredients. Go on Taco Tuesday where everything is $2 and get a pitchers worth of margaritas. 
  • beer, duh:  Milwaukee's nickname is "Brew City." It's home to major breweries like Miller, great micro-breweries like Lakefront and New Glarus but, even better, there are all sorts of cheap beer you've never heard of. Think Pabst price ... with local origins. There's Leinenkugel's (a.k.a. "Leinie's" brewed in Chippewa Falls), Old Style, Blatz, Point, Schlitz and the list goes on.
... and if you're leaving from Northampton don't forget to stop at Dunkin' Donuts, the official sponsor of the state of Massachusetts. Bradley International is technically in Connecticut but there are THREE Dunkin' Donuts in an airport with THREE runways. 

12 comments:

  1. lets just say this is the third time i refreshed your blog today and im SO GLAD I DID!!! cheeseee currrds. im making a personal vow to have some every day. :)

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    1. Allie, they are definitely an experience! The ones in the picture came out of this hilarious shop in Northern Wisconsin called "gifts by Janet" and were stored in a little red mini-fridge.

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  2. Love this post... and that last shot of you two.

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    1. Thanks Birdy! It was graciously taken by a man sitting across from us at the airport and it is surprisingly in focus.

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    2. Oh I meant to say the same things as Tessa! How cute are you guys?

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  3. anything in a cup featuring the face of a Packers player - haha. worth a try

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  4. Nothing beats having your feet just sitting on the water like that. I can almost feel it. Great pic x

    Sweet Apple Lifestyle

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  5. Loving these photos! I absolutely loved Milwaukee the last time I was there, and mostly because of the food! Such great restaurants and cafes with THE BEST benedicts. It's like their anthem.

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  6. Cheese curds sound like one of those things you just HAVE to try in a lifetime. This makes me really want to go to Wisconsin.

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  7. wisconsin looks delicious :)

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  8. I always have to bring cheese curds back for Cory when I go see family in Wisconsin...
    but I'm the worst Wisconsin native because I'm lactose intolerant and don't really like beer.

    and anything with a Packers player's face on it? But of course!

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  9. Now that I live in the Midwest (!!!), I will be doing things like going to Wisconsin for the day. Actually, that's happening next week. Thanks for the tips!

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