What would a good starting time be for the non-Milwaukee crowd?
I've rearranged the sites you listed into neighborhood/area clusters, roughly from north to south. I also threw in a few more sites that may be of interest. I left out the places on the list that aren't open on Sunday, presuming that's the day you're coming up here.
If we pick from these possibilities, it might be best to start off downtown, because the sites with the earliest opening times are concentrated there.
After starting off with some eats, we could do the Humphrey and/or the Mackie (and/or maybe another place), then grab some grubs again before heading to the Tripoli Shrine, then grab a bite to eat on/near the south side, then see the Basilica, and then finish with dinner somewhere on the south side.
I've interjected a few restaurant/market/bakery ideas, just to get the ideas spinning.
NORTH POINT / GOLD COAST AREA (EAST SIDE):
* Villa Terrace (1-5 pm)
* Jewish Museum (10-5)
* Charles Allis Museum (1-5)
[Food options near North Point/Gold Coast include Glorioso's Italian Market
, Peter Sciortino's Bakery
, Comet Café
(tough to get a seat sometimes), a couple of cafes on Brady, and various other possibilities. These places are convenient to downtown, too, and could serve as rendezvous sites]
DOWNTOWN AREA (East of River):
* Humphrey Scottish Rite (10-5)
* Mackie Bldg (10-4)
* (Cathedral) (12-5)
* (City Hall) (9-5)
* (Mitchell Bldg) (10-5)
* (Gas Light Bldg) (10-5)
DOWNTOWN AREA WEST / MU AREA WEST:
* Chudnow Museum (12-4)
* Tripoli Shrine Ctr (10-5)
[Downtown East/West food options are limited on Sundays, but among possibilities are Buckley's
, Classy Girl Cupcakes
, and España Tapas House
; just a scone's throw from downtown is the Third Ward, with options such as the Milwaukee Public Market
, Smoke Shack
(don't know if it's open Sundays), Kasana Café
, Bavette la Boucherie
, and other places. The Marquette U neighborhood may have some places worth investigating, too.]
* Basilica St Josaphat (1:30-5:00)
[Anything good on the south side that's open on Sundays would work before and after the Basilica, such as El Salvador Restaurant
, A&J Polish Deli
(if open and worth going to), Lopez Bakery
, and lots of other places. And heck, after the Basilica we could even go to a place in Southwest Milwaukee, West Allis, or Greendale, on the way to Kopp's.]
post edited by quijote - 2013/08/22 23:56:30