Enclosed year-round market; just a dream in Chicago.
May 31, 2009----
MILWAUKEE---The Milwaukee Public Market is open year-round, but the best time
to visit is during the annual Summerfest celebration that runs in late June along the lakefront.
After all, a market stop makes it SummerFeast.
The 25,000-square-foot downtown market is loosely based on Pike Place in Seattle and has been called a model for a potential Chicago market. The market is three blocks west of the Summerfest grounds.
During an early May visit to the Milwaukee market I picked up some smooth cheese curds at the West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shop and Point Nude Beach Summer Wheat beer (whose provocative bottles are banned in Michigan!) at Thief Wine Shop and Bar. A stranger looked at me, smiled and said, "Cheese curds and beer, that's all you need."
Welcome to Milwaukee.......