MMM: Stop Staring At My Kielbasa
Mostly Madison Mondays* – a howdoyoudo from my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin
*The days between arctic tundra and hostile mosquito takeover are fleeting.
MMM will span all days of the week while spring remains.*
Milwaukee, why you gotta be so awesome?
Father’s Day took us back to Milwaukee for Polish Fest ’14, a mecca for all things dill, vinegar and smoked pork.
“Milwaukee has the fourth-largest Polish population in the U.S. at 57,485 (9.6% of the city’s population), ranking behind New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia. The city holds Polish Fest, an annual celebration of Polish culture and cuisine.” – Wikipedia
I am Polish on my father’s side, Slovac on my mother’s and hungry on the inside. We came for the food but stayed for the possibility of a nap, a cable-car skyride and kettle corn.
Hitting the on-ramp to return home, Kris and I agreed that we always have a good time in Milwaukee. Thank you bigger, badder, bolder neighbor to the east. You are the kielbasa to Madison’s boiled cheese pierogi and we love you.
Until next time,