MEET THE WRITER
Lacey Muszynski is a Milwaukee native who has been writing about her love of Wisconsin for over a decade. Her food, drink, and travel writing and photography has also appeared on Serious Eats, Taste of Home, MSN, and in many local publications.
How long have you been living in Milwaukee? What drew you there?
I was born here, and here I am 36 years later because the Milwaukee vibe just fits me. Milwaukeeans are known to be stubborn, averse to change, and super proud of their city, and that is exactly who I am, right down to the MKE-themed T-shirts.
What is the most surprising thing about living in Milwaukee?
As a frugal person, I'm still impressed by how cheap things are in Milwaukee, compared to places like Chicago or even Madison.
What’s something about Milwaukee that people always get wrong?
Most people have a very stereotypical view of the city from old shows like Laverne & Shirley or Happy Days (yes we have a Bronze Fonz, and yes we make fun of it), but there is so much more depth and excitement here than people assume, and I enjoy making readers love Milwaukee just as much as I do.
What's something new or changing about the city that you're most looking forward to in 2020?
The DNC! It's going to be crazy busy that week and I can't wait to identify places and neighborhoods that will appear on TV.
Number one can’t-miss recommendation for a visitor?
If you're looking to ingest the most Milwaukee thing you can, stop at Kopp's for a butter burger and frozen custard, or just head to any bar and order a brandy old fashioned sweet. A Friday night fish fry doesn't hurt, either.
Number one piece of advice for a first-time visitor?
Forget all the stereotypes you might have and meet some locals at the nearest bar.
What's your ultimate bucket list destination you've always wanted to visit?
Believe it or not, I still have to visit New York City, just so I can eat my way through. I have simple needs.