1. Go Thrifting
ALLI WATTERS, EDITOR, DIGITAL AND CULTURE EDITOR
Now is the time! Everyone is doing their spring cleaning and making donations. I was dropping off some of my soon-to-be-re-homed items at Goodwill in Franklin (6941 S. Riverwood Blvd., Franklin) and decided to make a stop inside to peruse. The selection was incredible, and much better than usual – as a frequent visiter, I would know. For less than $20 I left with a springy yellow sweater, an oh-so-soft Victoria Secret top, a denim baseball cap for my 1-year-old nephew and a brass bowl to use as decor in my home. That’s a steal!
2. Yes, It’s Another Fermentorium Bock
CHRIS DROSNER, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Listen, I know I might sound like a broken record. But I don’t know, I love a good bock, and The Fermentorium is kicking great ones out like crazy this spring. I already told you about Latibulator, their excellent doppelbock that debuted in February. Well, it’s officially spring now, which means maibock season, and Fermentorium has a delicious entry there as well: Frühlingsbock, a 7.2% ABV ambrosia with a sweetish, honeylike profile that nevertheless finishes clean and begs for another sip. 7481 Highway 60, Cedarburg; 6933 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa
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3. Breakfast at Café at the Plaza
ANN CHRISTENSON, SENIOR DINING EDITOR
This isn’t the first time lately that I’ve suggested going out to breakfast. But it’s a goodie rec, I promise. Café at the Plaza (1007 N. Cass St.). Long on my list of great breakfast spots, the Plaza rarely disappoints. Three things to know about this place. First, come early because this place gets busy. And second, try to get a seat at the counter in the main room, where the cooks are frying up eggs and hash browns. Great action-watching. Third, don’t be shy on what you order. Lots of great choices here, including the avocado toast with eggs, lemon poppyseed pancakes and Plaza benedict.
4. Get a Friday Fish Fry from Sandra’s on the Park
BRIANNA SCHUBERT, ASSOCIATE DIGITAL EDITOR
You can’t go wrong with a classic Wisconsin Friday night fish fry. Recently, I ordered one from Sandra’s on the Park in Hales Corners (10049 W. Forest Home Ave., Hales Corners). It was phenomenal – crispy fish (that didn’t get soggy in the Styrofoam to-go box, which is personally a huge sign of a good fish fry), delicious potato pancakes, a generously buttered piece of rye bread and coleslaw. It also made great leftovers for lunch the next day!
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5. Watch Peggy Sue Got Married
ARCHER PARQUETTE, MANAGING EDITOR
This weekend, I discovered a film that I had never heard of before and which I found absolutely delightful. Peggy Sue Got Married is a 1986 romantic comedy time travel movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola (yes, the one who directed The Godfather). Kathleen Turner plays a middle-aged, regretful woman who travels back to 1960, her senior year of high school, and confronts the possibility of making different choices and living a better life. Her future husband is played by Francis Ford Coppola’s 22-year-old nephew, also known as Nicolas Cage, who delivers a phenomenally weird performance, with bleached hair, fake teeth, and just the oddest cartoon voice ever. The movie’s hilarious, and also unexpectedly moving. Watch it on HBOMax and Hulu.