The Blog

 

Our blog is a digital compass that guides you through the experiences, stories, and insights that make Milwaukee truly special. With every post, we invite you to explore the hidden gems that await your discovery, immerse yourself in the local culture, and embark on virtual journeys that spark your wanderlust. Whether you're planning your next adventure, seeking insider tips, or simply indulging in armchair exploration, let us inspire, inform, and ignite your curiosity. Start exploring now and dive into a world of endless possibilities. 

Q&A with Good Things Brewing's Shari Black

Featured in episode one of Good Things Brewing Season 2, Shari Black serves as the Executive Director and CEO of Wisconsin State Fair Park. Her career began at the Waukesha County Fair, where she worked for 20 years, including 15 as Executive Director. In 2016, she transitioned to State Fair Park…

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Q&A with David Caruso, Host of "Good Things Brewing"

Lifelong Milwaukeean David Caruso knows a thing or two about the city’s most popular haunts and hidden gems. After a year of uncovering why the Cream City holds a special place in the hearts of some of Milwaukee’s most fascinating residents, the spotlight now swivels to David to share what makes…

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Vel R. Phillips Centennial Celebration

Vel R. Phillips Throughout her life, Velvalea “Vel” Hortense Rodgers Phillips broke countless barriers. She became the state's first African American judge in 1971 and the first African American woman elected to statewide office as the Secretary of State of Wisconsin in 1978. Her work throughout our…

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Just Dropped: VISIT Milwaukee's 2024 Official Visitors Guide

The moment you’ve all been waiting for, the 2024 Official Visitors Guide has officially arrived! VISIT Milwaukee’s most popular publication, the guide showcases the very best of the Fresh Coast. From the most mouthwatering, delectable, award-winning dining to a romantic day away in the Cream City…

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Q&A with Good Things Brewing's Cecelia Gore

Featured in episode one of the second season of Good Things Brewing, Cecelia Gore is a powerhouse Milwaukeean working every day to make our city a better place to live, work and play. Gore is the Executive Director of Brewers Community Foundation, the charitable arm of Milwaukee Brewers Baseball…

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Q&A with Chef and Bravo's Top Chef Contestant Dan Jacobs

Dan Jacobs, a Chicago native who has lived in Milwaukee since 2011, is a chef who stays true to his Midwestern roots while incorporating the global culinary influence he has sought out all his life. He is now the co-owner and chef of DanDan and Esterv, two award-winning, Milwaukee favorites…

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A Day in MKE with Everywhere is Queer

Charlie Sprinkman is the founder and creator of Everywhere is Queer, a public resource (and searchable map) for the LGBTQIA2S+ and the ally community. Growing up in the Milwaukee area, Charlie has visited 41 states throughout the country, mapping queer businesses and safe places for members of the…

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What Milwaukee's Got in Store for 2024

3…2…1…Happy New Year! As we kick off a massive 2024 for Milwaukee, there’s no better time to spotlight some of the most exciting restaurants, developments and attractions on the horizon this year. The year of Milwaukee, 2024 is set to be one wild ride that will once again put the city in the…

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The Whimsical Posthumous Adventures of Byron Kilbourn

How one of the city's European founders returned to Milwaukee from beyond the grave. Truth is often stranger than fiction, but long-time VISIT Milwaukee volunteer Frank Matusinec has a tale to tell that borders on science fiction. At a volunteer appreciation event in the summer, the 25-year vet…

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Discover Bobby Portis' Favorite Hidden Gems

With the kick-off to the 2023-24 NBA season last night, few words can cause a stir of excitement quite like the phrase, “Bobby’s back.” That’s right, Bucks big man, fan favorite and Milwaukee’s Official Hype Man Bobby Portis is back and ready for action as the Bucks begin their hunt for a second…

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