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Finding Fresh Food in Wintry Weather

The polar vortex may have passed (or has it?!), but we’re still under a blitzkrieg of snow and negative wind chills. I often find, when speaking to people about the Midwest during winter, there’s a misunderstanding that when our gardens and farms are covered in snow, we have no access to fresh food. But fear not, intrepid travelers. Fresh fruits, meats, and vegetables are abundant­­–if you know where to look.

Lake Michigan breakwater in the winter. Via Wikimedia by Benn Newman.

Lake Michigan breakwater in the winter. Via Wikimedia by Benn Newman.

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Milwaukee Makes the Big Screen

I don’t know about you, but when we watch Anchorman in this house, our dog totally speaks up when Ron Burgundy says “Bark twice if you’re in Milwaukee!” … … … Okay fine, so maybe he doesn’t. But regardless, we do love watching shows and movies with references to the great Cream City. Luckily for all of us, MKE scores a lot of film credits—and leaves an entire trip’s worth of landmarks in its wake. So, all you cinephiles, come along with me on a trip through Milwaukee’s video history.

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News team! ASSEMBLE! Via Wikimedia by daisydeee.

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MMG Meets Andrew Zimmern in Lincoln, Nebraska

Hey MMGers!

WE’RE BACK! Sorry for the brief hiatus – we had a death in the family and I was consumed with writing my book (to be released by Arcadia Publishing in May!!!). But we’re back now! Be on the lookout for new posts. We’ve got a lot coming up from shops to tours to restaurants to boats.

In other news, we recently had a whirlwind few days as we trekked out to Lincoln, Nebraska, to celebrate their burgeoning farm-to-fork movement. They’re doing some great things out there in the heartland, and have given us an idea for an event we’d like to plan for Milwaukee. More on that later. While we were there, we schmoozed with a certain celebrity you may know:

That's right, it's yours truly interviewing Andrew Zimmern from Bizarre Foods! Watch this blog and World Travel Buzz (www.worldtravelbuzz.com) for upcoming stories about Zimmern and the trip to Lincoln.

That’s right, it’s yours truly interviewing Andrew Zimmern from Bizarre Foods! Watch this blog and World Travel Buzz for upcoming stories about Zimmern and the trip to Lincoln.

Let me tell you, he is such a nice guy. And his wife, beautiful and equally as genial. I’ll be sharing more on this trip in the weeks to come, but in the meantime, let me leave you with this awesome picture of Summerfest fireworks to keep you anticipating more posts. See you soon!

Fireworks over Summerfest in 2008. Via Wikimedia by Dori.

Fireworks over Summerfest in 2008. Via Wikimedia by Dori.