5 Reasons I Love Milwaukee: Georgia Pabst

Milwaukee is a complicated and challenging city on many levels. But there’s also a lot to love here.

We asked writer and November 2017 issue contributor Georgia Pabst to share with us the reasons she loves Milwaukee. Here are her picks:

The waterfall at Kletzsch Park

The cascading waterfall along the Milwaukee River is a favorite destination on walks to relax, refresh and revitalize.

The Near South Side

El Rey Market for great tacos, fruits and vegetables. The new Mitchell Street Library is a jewel. Anmol Restaurant offers Pakistani and Indian dishes. For churros and empanadas, it’s Lopez Bakery.


From First Stage to the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee Chamber, Next Act, Renaissance Theaterworks, Skylight and Florentine Opera there’s an array of shows and great performances.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater production of “Souvenir” in the Stackner Cabaret, September 8-November 5, 2017, with Jack Forbes Wilson and Marguerite Willbanks. Photo by Michael Brosilow

The Fondy Market

The Walnut Way Conservation Corp urban farms, and others bring their bounty. A special favorite: the Vietnamese stuffed chicken wings.

The Fondy Farmers Market in full swing. Photo courtesy of K. Hassemer/Fondy Food Center

The Lakefront

In the summer it’s Bradford Beach for sun and sand, margaritas at the tiki shacks, ice cream at NorthPoint Custard, or a cappuccino at Colectivo, a favorite year-round meeting place.

Georgia Pabst is a contributor to our November 2017 issue, writing “Breaking Ground.”