2.1.18

IN PRAISE OF THE HIAWATHA.

Huffington Post offer Ten Reasons To Visit Chicago.  Well, nine.

10. For the beer and cheese in Milwaukee
Just a two-hour drive, train or bus ride away is Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Squeeze in time for a day trip – especially you are a beer or cheese lover – and tick off another state.

What this article doesn't mention (which is a serious lapse for a posting intended for British and continental readers who might have priors about the parlous state of U.S. trains) is that the Hiawathas run roughly on two-hour headways, and the accommodations are more comfortable than those of your typical regional rail train.  Nor does the article mention how close a number of the named attractions are to the Intermodal Station, where the buses and trains call.
Milwaukee Public Market is the perfect place for a gourmet feast with its large selection of local vendors, food counters, restaurants, bakeries and even a wine bar. You can’t leave Milwaukee without tasting cheese curds – these mouthwatering delights are best enjoyed breaded and fried. You won’t look at cheese the same way ever again!

Visit the home of PBR as Pabst Milwaukee Brewery and Taproom is located in downtown Milwaukee. Take a stroll to Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery where you can learn about the history of Pabst.

Stop by Milwaukee’s spy bar – Safe House – located down an alley way with an unassuming entrance. You’ll need a password to get in though but don’t worry if you don’t know it though. All will be revealed after completing a task on arrival!

Milwaukee is home to a great selection of breweries which offer tours, but if you are looking for a tour which offers a generous amount of beer and will have you doubled over with laughter then go to Lakefront Brewery.
And you can eat a bratwurst without worrying about whether you're debasing Illinois's currency!

Best, though, to hold off until spring.  We're re-enacting the Ice Bowl in weather and in spirit this week and next, if not in Packer outcomes.

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