Wash. Post reviews Milwaukee, mostly minus "brats and beer"
Every time I read a travel piece about Milwaukee, it leads with beer and brats – and it really bugs me. An article in last week's Washington Post did it again, but this time it wasn't so bad.
In "Milwaukee without the beer and brats," it opened with:
"I'd been in Milwaukee for three days, and I hadn't yet had a sip of beer or a bite of brat.
Sacrilege, I know. After all, Milwaukee is beer city. Miller, Pabst, Schlitz and Blatz all originated here. And what goes well with beer? Bratwurst, of course. Thanks to Milwaukee's German heritage, brats are a staple on local menus."
Nancy Trejos' piece instead talked about the Iron Horse Hotel, the Harley Museum, the Public Market, Discovery World, Bradford Beach and the Art Museum. It was a nice, if not slightly predictable piece. She only mentioned Chicago at the beginning and the end.
"With Chicago just a train or car ride away, I couldn't resist making the trek on another night to have dinner with an old friend. We had a lovely time, as I always do when I'm in Chicago, one of my favorite cities. But this time, I found myself eager to return to Milwaukee."
My only hope is that someday, somewhere, a travel writer will leave the brat of a Milwaukee story. But maybe that's wishful thinking.
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