I don't know if I can get on board with Carpenter's love of the Harley Museum, but everything else was spot on. Here is the L. A. Times article.
Beer. If that's your first thought after hearing the word "Milwaukee," you haven't been here lately.
In the last decade, the country's 25th largest city has gone through such a massive revitalization that "cosmopolitan" is a more apt description than "blue collar." Have a Pabst if you wish, but there's a whole lot more to sample, whether it's microbreweries and organic coffee or modern art and architecture.
Joe and I have often (and by often I mean having three small children standards, which is, like, a few times a year and it usually coincides to our symphony attendance since Hotel Metro is across the street from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's performance venue) had cocktails in the Hotel Metro lounge; maybe we were part of the hip set she saw sipping martinis? And Cubanitas? It's one of our favorite restaurants (and the mojitos really are that good).