Street Life

Keep up with the local food trucks and carts with our Twitter list. Ofelia’s Mexican food Cart @waterfrontdeli ➸ This pop of color, stationed weekdays at Water and Mason, doesn’t travel far. It’s run by the Milwaukee Waterfront Deli people just up the block on Water Street, kitty-corner from City Hall. Deli owner Jere Pandl was inspired by a vibrant food cart he and his wife saw on a trip years ago to Santa Fe, N.M. Here, Ofelia’s has become a Downtown summer staple, staking its ground Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., weather permitting. The menu is Mexican basic – tacos…

The Buyer’s Market

U-turn Consignment Boutique photo by Adam Ryan Morris Yes, Milwaukee ranks low on high-fashion lists (as detailed on Page 60). There is no Saks or Barneys here. No Nordstorm (yet). But the city still possesses a wealth of personal style and plenty of stylish personalities who know that thrifting can reap significant rewards. Go beyond the mainstream chains – from Goodwill to the Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul to Play It Again Sports – and you’ll find that the area’s independent thrift stores are rich in high-fashion at friendly prices. From the best return on consignment to the top…

Change of Tune

Chill on the Hill photo by Adam Ryan Morris Thousands flock to Bay View every Tuesday night in the summer for its beloved Chill on the Hill concert series. With plenty of room to spread out in Humboldt Park, people lay down blankets and bring along picnic food, kids and pets. Head Downtown on summer Thursdays, and you’ll spy jazz fanatics – and the not-so-fanatical – squeezing into Cathedral Square Park for the aptly named Jazz in the Park. The sounds of saxophones and trumpets drift through the windows of the adjoining businesses and apartments while attendees set up dinner…