I donâ€™t know about you, but the tastes of warmthÂ we'veÂ had, albeit brief, have meÂ really itching for the dog days of summer. During the winter, Iâ€™ve learned to just deal and embrace. Really, it is all you can do!
But now, Iâ€™m just ready for warmer weather, and here are seven things I canâ€™t wait to do during our Milwaukee summer. What are you looking forward to? Chime in below!
Â 1. Uglyâ€™s Pub rooftop patio
Although I have written about them in the past here, Ugly's Pub is a relative newcomer to Downtown. The patio Iâ€™m peeking out at in the picture below could become one of my favorite of summer. Please, weather gods, let there be a warm night to sit back and enjoy a cocktail here soon.
Â 2. Dark 'n' Stormy nights (or days)
The Dark 'n' Stormy became one of my favorite cocktails last summer. I became slightly obsessed with trying the dark rum, ginger beer and lime cocktail everywhere I could. My favorite was at Nessun Dorma in Riverwest, which is pictured below. Got one to recommend? Chime in below!Â
3. Picnic dinners at Gloriosoâ€™s
Oh, summer nights on Brady Street, how I miss you. I canâ€™t wait to walk down to Gloriosoâ€™s and pick up the perfect light dinner and eat it on the street and watch Milwaukee walk by.Â
4. Von Trier
Many a summer night have I spent in the Von Trier beer garden patio overlooking North Avenue on the East Side. Yes, Iâ€™m a bit of a sally with my Hoegaarden beer choice here, donâ€™t judge. If you are there early enough, and know enough to ask, you can enjoy some pretzel rods and cheese to round out your patio visit.Â
5. Walkerâ€™s Point Food Crawl
The Walkerâ€™s Point Food Crawl will be held May 31, so you should write it on your calendars now. Now in its third year, this ever-growing part of town has become a food loverâ€™s heaven and the food crawl is a perfect way to try all the options! Iâ€™m a coordinator and planner for this event, so I am a bit biased, but with good reason, because it is fantastic. Stay tuned for details in the upcoming weeks. Get your tickets now!Â
This yearâ€™s Summerfest schedule brings acts such as Outkast, Ray LaMontagne and Girl Talk. Count. Me. In. I think the schedule is one the best Iâ€™ve seen in a while and it really canâ€™t get here soon enough.Â
7. Hit some balls
Although I definitely donâ€™t play as well as I would like to (or as well as my boyfriend would like me to), I canâ€™t wait to get out on a golf course (the one below is Western Lakes, near Pewaukee). Some of my favorite days of summer are filled with sun, lost golf balls and frustration but I still canâ€™t wait to do it all over again. Fore!
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