During the summer I end up having long-winded conversations with my friends about only heading somewhere for a drink or dinner that has a patio or outdoor seating. Or lots of open windows. I can't be the only one who has these conversations ... summer is short and I want to take full advantage of it.
Thankfully, one of my favorites, Draft & Vessel, is getting a new patio and bike corral just in time for warm weather. I've shared my love for the growlers and now this patio could become one of my favorites over the summer. I love sidewalk seating, mostly because it allows for great people watching. My guess is other people will love this new addition, too – the inside space is adorable and quaint but quite small.
The bike corral is getting added just in time for Wisconsin Bike Week to kick off this Saturday and with plenty of time before the Shorewood Criterium Biking Classic on Thursday, June 18. My guess is this bike corral will get plenty of use this summer – who won't bike for beer?
I love this trend of taking advantage of street space for more than just cars (and parking revenue) and hope Milwaukee – and villages surrounding it – embrace it. Bobby shared the awesome new street-side deck at The Pub Club this morning, as well, so hopefully this is a trend the city will embrace.
Carolynn Buser is one of Milwaukee's loudest and most adamant cheerleaders (don't dare try to disagree). She's the primary voice behind much of OnMilwaukee's social media and content direction, and apologizes in advance if she can be too sarcastic at times.
What else? She's a wine lover, closet trashy novel reader, beauty supplies addict and devourer of cheese (shocker for a Wisconsin born and bred girl, right?). She's also a bit of a foodie, which is a word most of you hate, we know. She works as hard as she plays - and that includes in the gym! So, you've probably seen her at one of the area's newest restaurant openings (and yes, she will share her opinions good or bad) or enjoying a cold one at a local pub.
All in all, Carolynn's a believer in positive thinking and will do her best to smack down your negative ones while writing about her city, her loves, quests and more.