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#1 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 03:26 PM

(my apologies ahead of time, I am not a writer and I cannot find the spell check in this editor) 

 

 

If you want to take advantage of being in Milwaukee/ Wisconsin there are some things that I feel (as a local) you should see.  
 
1-  Milwaukee is known for its rich german heritage. The best place to get a beer (and a fish fry) in Milwaukee is the Old German Beer Hall 1009 N Old World 3rd St (Milwaukee)  - Don't forget to partake in the Shotski ;)  My personal favorite is the Hafbrau Amber, the beer radish, and the pretzel with home made cheese dip. (the dip is beyond amazing) To me, it's the best way to acknowledge you are in Milwaukee.  
 
2- There are more Polish people in Milwaukee/ Chicago area anywhere in the world other than poland.  The best place to get polish food is Polonez  [/size]4016 S Packard Ave, St Francis, WI 53235  This is not a place for fine dinning and atmosphere - it's a place to feel home. The food tastes like your polish grandma made it.  It is all family recipes - authentic polish food.  
 Since the event is close to fat tuesday, National Avenue bakery is known for the best Paczki's (a polish donut) 
3-  CHEESE- There are many small places for cheese, and big ones. But the best selection without the hype is: Cedar Calley Cheese store. It will be near the highway on your way to Sheboygan when you go to the Kohler Arts Center.    W3115 Jay Road  Belgium, WI 53004   (there is also a great place for bratwurst in Sheboygan if you have never had one) 
 
4-  Kohler Andre State park -  1020 Beach Park Ln, Sheboygan,  This park has a mix of woods, sand dunes, and Lake shore park trails. A great place to go hiking and experience a variety of the outdoors experience Wisconsin has to offer.  [/size]

 

 

 
5- Milwaukee Museum Of Art (it's on one of the tours) It's a must! (my favorite exhibit is the infinity room, which was removed temporarily and may be back now)[/size]
 
6-  The Mitchell Domes -[/size] [/size]524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee.    If you are inspired by botanicals and plants this is a great place to visit. It is a plant conservatory 3 domes with varying themes.  One is tropical plants, desert, and the third dome changes for seasons and events.  I love to walk through the domes with a sketch pad and sit.  It's my secret weapon to beating winter weather, the domes are climate controlled and feel like spring / summer!! 
There are a lot of other things to see, but these are things that I think would fit the location of the event and are more area specific compared to other cities.

 

 

7- If you golf and if the weather permits (the snow melted enough to see the ground)   Whistling straits golf course is #2 in Americas top 100 public courses.  N8501 County Road LS, Sheboygan


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#2 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:13 PM

Oh and one more thing- Milwaukee is a blue collar city.  People don't typically walk around with designer bags and drive Mazarati  cars here. There is crime, be aware of your surroundings and do not ask the gas station for directions if there are bars on the windows of the local businesses.  (drive north to leave bad areas)..  


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#3 bciskepottery

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 07:33 PM

I can vouch for the Mitchell Domes . . . even though it was way too many years ago. And, any tavern on a corner with a sign that says "Fish Fry" is a sure bet.

#4 Evelyne Schoenmann

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:30 AM

Hi Rebekah, glad you finally have a name to your face. I never knew how to pronounce rebbylicious....

I had to smile when I read, that Milwaukee is, among other things, famous for the German beer. Since Germany is just round the corner from where I live (Switzerland), German beer is well known also here. Please: what is Shotski in a German Beer Hall? I'am very curious. And the radish and Pretzel sound very Bavarian. Is the dip really cheese? In Bavaria they serve horseradish sauce to the radish and Pretzels. Too bad only my Juried Show Vessel will be in Milwaukee and not I myself  B)


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#5 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:45 PM

Hi Rebekah, glad you finally have a name to your face. I never knew how to pronounce rebbylicious....

I had to smile when I read, that Milwaukee is, among other things, famous for the German beer. Since Germany is just round the corner from where I live (Switzerland), German beer is well known also here. Please: what is Shotski in a German Beer Hall? I'am very curious. And the radish and Pretzel sound very Bavarian. Is the dip really cheese? In Bavaria they serve horseradish sauce to the radish and Pretzels. Too bad only my Juried Show Vessel will be in Milwaukee and not I myself  B)

The shot ski is just a funny party thing (i don't actually drink hard liquor) it's a ski with several hot glasses mounted to it, everyone drinks it at the same time. The cheese sauce I just got the recipe for, it' a combination of cheeses (brie and cheddar) butter, sour cream, paprika etc. It is melty and good! I would love to try the horseradish sauce. I love horseradish!! There are a lot of german and polish roots here in this area.


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:24 AM

Maybe all the forum moderators could join together for one . . .



#7 Evelyne Schoenmann

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 10:01 AM

Thanks for the info about the shot ski (not my piece of cake either) and the cheese recipe Rebekah.

 

Watching bciskepottery's youtube video, I think I would do the shot ski if it was elderberry syrup...


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#8 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:45 PM

 I have been reviewing the schedule and I would have to highly recommend going to see Michael Imes - his work is amazing, and he is such a good person. He is known for his beautiful pinch pots. 


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