Presenting sights of the newish Milwaukee Public Market. Jane and I visited yesterday and had a fine time oohing and ahhing over all the wares--artisan breads, intriguing cheeses, spices, sushi, Middle Eastern foods, and lots of free samples. It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning.
I love the patterns of the items on display--all the color is so inspiring.
We had lunch with Will at Sheherazad on Oakland Avenue (his new band has a gig next week and actually got a mention in the entertainment pages of The Onion), and then spent the afternoon browsing antiques, which was fun, but the shop was one where everything was shut away in cases. We agreed that the tactile aspect is a big part of the experience. It all felt more like a display.
I didn't come away from the antique shop empty-handed, oh no. I spotted a length of mid-century fabric and it joins the stash. Very pleased with this bit of lovely and lustrous cotton.
My DH and I ended up heading back into Milwaukee for dinner, which seemed like a huge luxury, the price of gas being what it is these days. We had been wanting to try Tenuta's on South Clement in Bay View for a long time and it fully lived up to our expectations. I'm a sucker for good ravioli and this was excellent. It was a fine evening.
Knitting content: the knitters will meet here today. Have to run a dustmop around the place...