We started the day at Holey Moley, a coffee and donut place. They do not make glazed yeast donuts, so Leslie cannot really do a proper comparison, but the cake donut she got was pretty good. We took a walk around the lakeshore. Lake Michigan is not as turquoise blue up by Milwaukee. The second picture is of the art museum. We thought it was cute as it is shaped like a ship.
All of that walking worked up an appetite, so we went to the Milwaukee Public Market for lunch. We had very good fried walleye at St. Paul Fish Company. We looked at all kinds of things, but did not buy anything because we were waiting for the Usinger’s Sausage Mart and the Wisconsin Cheese Mart.
Usinger’s makes it own sausage and meats. Its founder came from Frankfurt, Germany and started the company in 1880. The Wisconsin Cheese Mart has a wide variety of cheese and probably 50 samples that you can try. We were there quite a while trying to decide which ones to buy. Our favorite was one called “Pungent”. Very well named and very delicious. Don had worked up a thirst with all the cheese, so we went to Lakefront Brewing Company to get him some beer. As you can tell, today was a try the local food day.
Our last stop was the Basilica of St. Josaphat. It is very beautiful and according to a flyer, “an excellent example of the so-called Polish Cathedral style of church architecture found in the Great Lakes region of North America.” It was modeled after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and features one of the largest copper domes in the world.