i feel like ive been non stop all summer long! am i alone here?
i hope not.
milwaukee as so much going on in summer, that i feel like i am missing so much because im doing so much. can i get an amen??
since moving to bayview (yes, its only been a year but feels like home), one of my FAVORITE things to do is go to chill on the hill. chill on the whaaaa? chill on the hill is why i love tuesdays in the summer. chill on the hill is held at humboldt park, in bayview. in the park, they have a band shell that is “especially designed for acoustic excellence”. and it does not disappoint. music from local musicians play from 6-8:30. i really like that chill on the hill is made possible due to all their local sponsors and the bay view neighborhood association.
now lets be honest, the real reason why i love chill on the hill so much is because of the food you get to eat. they do have local food trucks and restaurants that set up but if youre anything like me, you take great pride in creating snacks. of course, we have a drink or three while we are there too.
even though i take pride in snack making, i go pretty simple and easy.
here are my go tos:
- cheese, my goal here is to get 2-3 cheeses i have never had before and i wait until i get there to try them. some of my favorite spots to get cheese are outpost, sendik’s and woodmans.
- crackers and i try and get different ones every time, some of my favorites are marys and back to nature
- green apple because cheese, crackers and an apple slice are awesome!
- “something speical”, in this case i bought cheese whips wrapped in salami but i normally make something different each week
and this week… i also brought press seltzer.
whatttttttttttttttttttttttttttt is press seltzer? well its a locally made and comes in some awesome flavors. my favorite flavor is the blackberry hibiscus but i really would drink all the flavors just because they are that good. what i like about press is, their flavors are fresh and they use different flavor combos which in the end, end up just working together. dont you wish everything in life was that easy? just kidding, then life would be boring!
once everything is packed up, we talk over, set up & eat while enjoying the bands that play.
if you live in milwaukee or near milwaukee, i would recommend chill on the hill 110%. which means, you need to keep your schedule cleared on tuesdays. well actually mondays too much you gotta plan, buy and get your snacks and drinks ready for tuesday! (and no, that is something i dont do, just a suggestion 😉 )
forever the best photos by: ARISSA