This week in its regular "You're Going Where?" feature, The Washington Post made a stop in Milwaukee.
The monthly series has hit places like Ann Arbor, Columbus, Omaha and Scottsdale, Arizona, among others.
For this month's installment, the Post sent Chicago-based writer Kate Silver to catalog the city's charms. The article is a pretty long one, but it probably was fairly easy for Silver, who writes that she's a regular visitor.
"My husband and I love making weekend trips here from our home in Chicago. It’s small enough that it’s easy to get around and feels safe, but big enough that we discover a new neighborhood, quirky shop, restaurant or bar every visit."
So what is it about Milwaukee that Silver likes?
(PHOTOS: The Washington Post)
There's The Vanguard and Leon's; Braise and Benelux.
"There’s always something to celebrate in Milwaukee," Silver writes. "Really, any occasion is good there to pack the flask and break out the party gear."
You can read the complete story here.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.