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SUM 2017

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d i v e r s i t y w o m a n . c o m S u m m e r 2 0 1 7 D I V E R S I T Y W O M A N 45 DW Life > By Kyana Moghadam L ocated on the edge of Lake Michigan and surrounded by rivers, Milwaukee was shaped by its nearby bodies of water—one reason it became the beer capital of the United States. To get to the heart of the city, look no farther than the Milwaukee River. A walk along its bank will take you through three historic neighborhoods: the Beer- line B, Old World ird, and ird Ward. e Beerline Trail—a route once used to transport beer into the city—winds down the east side of the river and past historic Brewers Hill. Today it is a running and bik- ing trail. Naturally, there's no shortage of terrific breweries in this area. For a unique twist on the city's brew culture, sign up for a bicycle pub crawl with Pedal Tavern. Many of Milwaukee's early settlers were German. Venture south through the Old World ird neighborhood for all things German. Here you'll find the culture alive and well in the form of cheese, beer (try the Old German Beer Hall), and sausage brats. End your walk in the ird Ward. e industrial neighborhood-turned-art- and-cultural-center is the place to check out a gallery, shop your way through charming boutiques and name-brand shops, or simply get lost in the Milwau- kee Public Market, a mecca for local pro- duce and comestibles. Head to Marcus Center for Performing Arts for the symphony, opera, ballet, or a Broadway show. e center houses a number of musical, dance, and theatrical companies, including the Hansberry-Sands eatre—the oldest African American theater company in Wisconsin. If you vis- it in the summer, you'll understand why Milwaukee is dubbed the "City of Festi- vals." A typical season includes a celebra- tion of African American, Mexican, Pol- ish, Italian, Irish, and Indian heritages, to name several—plus the world's largest music festival, Summerfest. e Milwaukee Art Museum is a must- see. e permanent collection is recog- nized for its abundance of German Ex- pressionist, Haitian, folk, and post-1960 American art. Among the museum's 30,000 pieces, you'll spot work by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Wisconsin na- tive Georgia O'Keeffe. Perhaps the most popular work of art is the Quadracci Pavilion, opened in 2001. Designed by Spansh architect Santiago Calatrava, the dramatic, soaring, postmodern building is considered a feat of engineering, archi- tecture, and sculpture. Ready to dine? For a local experience, head to Braise, a farm-to-table restaurant and cooking school. e menu changes daily, and you can count on homemade bread and locally sourced ingredients. Go to Café Hollander, on the city's upper east side, for regional American food—and order the Sconnie Burger for a true Wis- consin experience: Cheddar, fried pick- les, and bacon on a pretzel bun, topped with cheese curds. Other great options are Palomino Bar and Honeypie in the Bay View neighborhood. e sibling res- taurants are known for their baked goods and belly-warming brunch menus. Milwaukee, though famous for its beer, has kept up with the fancy cocktail trend. Check out Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, where you order by flavor, color, strength, and texture, working with a skilled bar- tender. For old-school traditional, try the signature Bloody Mary at Sobelman's Pub & Grill. In the mood to dance? Set aside a night to party at Hot Water & Where- house in Harbor View. DW Milwaukee Stepping Out Milwaukee RiverWalk (above); Marcus Center for Performing Arts (right).

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