Watts Tea Shop is on the list of spots to visit in a new Travel + Leisure feature on Milwaukee.
Watts Tea Shop is on the list of spots to visit in a new Travel + Leisure feature on Milwaukee. (Photo: Nikki Bidgood/Travel + Leisure)

9 things to do, eat and see in Milwaukee, according to Travel + Leisure

For the ninth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee, presented by the restaurants of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, dining guides, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as voting for your "Best of Dining 2015."

"There’s a lot more to this lovely Wisconsin city than beer, brats and bowling."

That's the introduction for a new "Trip Ideas" feature produced this month by Travel + Leisure, which focuses on spots in Milwaukee's Downtown and lower East Side.

A slideshow with accompanying narrative features popular Milwaukee destinations, including The Plaza Hotel, The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Jewish Museum, The Grohmann Museum at MSOE and The Milwaukee County War Memorial Center. Milwaukee Food & City Tours is another notable, described as "a tour that brings together thoughtful conversation and really good food."

Of course, no feature would be complete without a mention of edibles to try along the way, and here are the ones the magazine staff chose:  

Cafe at the Plaza is noted for its chive hash browns and Wisconsin-style poutine complete with chorizo gravy and cheese curds. 

Meanwhile, AJ Bombers gets a mention for its Colonel Mustard (complemented by tangy mustard and chipotle cheese).  

Watts Tea Shop is noted for its quiche and "genteel atmosphere," as well as a plug the "Walk in the Woods," omelette featuring sautéed cremini mushrooms with tarragon and garlic.

And Buckley's gets a plug for its signature drinks including the Nutcracker Manhattan, made with Fee Brothers black walnut bitters, and the Last Word, featuring Death’s Door Gin and green chartreuse. 

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