The "Social Circle" is a group effort between readers, social networkers and the OnMilwaukee.com editors. Every Monday, we ask a question via Facebook and Twitter and then post the responses from our Facebook "likers" and Twitter followers in this column. Well-known Milwaukee movers and shakers will contribute, too.
With so many sunny days ahead and a penchant we humans have for eating outdoors, this week’s question asked the locale of the city’s best picnic places.
Grab your red-and-white-checkered cloth, plastic wine glasses and favorite snacks and check out some of nature’s "restaurants" this spring and summer. Also, feel free to add your top picnic spot via the Talkback feature.
Dan Albers: "My back yard!"
Alexander Allgood: "South Shore Park, Grant Park."
Robin Barry: "Estabrook Beer Garden."
Lisa Berman: "Hubbard Park."
Karen Block: "Chill on the Hill!"
Davey Boom: "Urban Ecology Center."
Royal Brevväxling: "Estabrook Beer Garden. Prost!"
Laura Martin: "My living room floor. It makes the long winter a little more pleasant. Plus, the kids get a kick out of having a picnic inside. Win/win."
Richard Menning: "Kaszube's Park."
Dave Mikolajek: "Didn't Harold & Maude have a picnic in a cemetery? I think I want to do that at the one on Bluemound (Calvary)."
Carmen Murguria: "The top of Lafayette Hill is a very romantic spot to lay a blanket, sit on a bench and chill with your honey while sharing breakfast, lunch or dinner."
Patti O'Dell-Dooley: "All Childrens / City Park in Cedarburg."
Stephanie Lynn Orth: "Whitnall Park. I love the flowers there."
Kevin Tissot: "Being a north/eastsider we like both Klode park, play and kick ass rocks at the beach and the wildness of Doctors Park. But the usual picnic is at the farmers market at South Shore Park in Bay View for tamales in the grass and more cool rocks to climb to build the appetite. I know, too long."
Caitlín Zhenotdel: "I really like the Estabrook Beer Garden, too. But I would like to try a picnic on the pier at Big Bay this summer. I also like Bradford Beach, McKinley Marina and Lake Park near the lions or the lighthouse. And Zeidler Park during the farmers' market."