Milwaukee November 26, 2017
9 Things That Come To Everyone’s Mind When They Think Of Milwaukee
Whether you know that Milwaukee is an amazing place full of good food, great sports teams, and great beer, or not, you probably have an assumption or two about The Good Land. This “big little city” might be one of the
most underrated in the U.S., but we’re sure we’ve put at least a few ideas in your head. Here are nine things everyone instantly thinks when they think of Brew City!
1. Laverne and Shirley.
If you're a Milwaukeean, there's a good chance that someone has yelled, "Laverne and Shirley!" as soon as they've learned you live here. The sitcom which featured two roommates in Milwaukee who worked at the fictitious "Shotz Brewery" ended in the 80's, but the association stuck!
2. Cheese, of course!
is in Wisconsin, after all. Any outsider will squeal with excitement knowing that you're from Milwaukee, because honestly, who doesn't love good cheese?
3. Farms! ...wait, really?
You'd be surprised, but despite being a large city, people assume Milwaukee must be a farm town since it's in Wisconsin. We do have all the Midwestern charm of a farm town, but we're far from it.
4. The Milwaukee Brewers.
Everyone knows the Brewers! Although they don't always pull the highest rankings, they're a solid team. Also, what other MLB team has racing sausages?!
5. The Milwaukee Bucks.
6. That one line from the movie "Wayne's World."
You know, the one in which Alice Cooper fan girls over our city...
"Wayne Campbell: So, do you come to Milwaukee often?
Alice Cooper: "Well, I'm a regular visitor here, but Milwaukee has certainly had its share of visitors. The French missionaries and explorers were coming here as early as the late 1600s to trade with the Native Americans."
Pete: In fact, isn't "Milwaukee" an Indian name?
Alice Cooper: "Yes, Pete, it is. Actually, it's pronounced ‘mill-e-wah-que’ which is Algonquin for ‘the good land.’"
7. Beer...especially Miller, Pabst, or Schlitz.
Milwaukee is home to the world's largest music festival, which means people from all over the world travel to experience great music, and in return, our amazing city. Odds are, most people have experienced Summerfest once or twice, as they just celebrated 50 years this past summer!
9. Deathly winters.
It's true, living in the north means you're prepared for some crazy winters. Every Milwaukeean has been snowed in before, and everyone's heard about it.
Do these things pop into your head when you hear “Milwaukee?” What does? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!