You know how some things are just worth revisiting?
It seems the last few weeks have been all about second helpings for me. Favorite experiences and places worth doing all over again. There’s something to be said for discovering the things worthy of repeating; sometimes the pressure to “DO SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY!” usually expressed in the form of a hashtag underneath an uber-filtered Instagram photo is just annoying. Especially when the uber-filtered Instagram photo is a glass of trendy green juice or something.
But really – first case in point: Old Crow Medicine Show.
In all fairness, I was the fan first. And Husband made fun of me endlessly. Now, dare I say Husband is the bigger fan. And, naturally, now I make fun of him endlessly just because.
When they’re in town, or close to town, we see them (three times in the last year… can I claim the term groupie since it sounds cool?) If you’re a fan of folk or Americana, truly talented musicians (and true country music, really), you should catch these guys live. It’s has always been and continues to be well worth it.
Also always worth it: visits to good breweries.
Husband and I go to Milwaukee a lot, and we liked the Lakefront Brewery Tour so much that I bought a shirt. And then we did another tour six months later.
While it’s true that we will never turn down good beer, this tour is actually really good.
- The tour guides know their beer. They’re also hilarious.
- The tour itself isn’t as extensive as the Miller tour (one we’ve also done – I mean, it’s Milwaukee), which makes you appreciate it even more. And gives you more time to just drink the beer.
- You get beer before, during, and after your tour.
- Read No. 3.
Word to the wise: Tours book up quickly, especially on weekends, so book online in advance.
And before doing anything in the beer capital of the world? Bloody Mary’s are a must (with a beer chaser and coffee, of course. I’ve concluded that brunch in Milwaukee should always include 3+ glasses). We love the selection at Café Benelux in the Third Ward, which feels a little like Mass Ave meets Fountain Square if you speak “Indianapolis.” My go-to: the Morning Rooster – when it comes to jalapeno stuffed olives, it’s just not ever worth trying something new instead.
And, across the street, a great public market worth a visit.
Cheers to finding good things worth repeating.
Oh, and speaking of, LOOKATTHISCHOCOLATECAKE that was part of a schmancy lunch at St. Elmo Steakhouse today:
The shrimp cocktail is still the best, but this cake wasn’t a disappointment. And I must say, a dessert like this during a workday lunch was definitely a first for me.