Black Meetings and Tourism

July / August 2021

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B M & T ••• July/August 2021 ••• 18 Milwaukee is a city that cherishes its roots while looking toward a vibrant future. The city has been and always will be powered by the people who call Milwaukee home. Embark on a journey spotlighting the diverse groups that make up the cultures of MKE. A MILWAUKEE CULTURAL TOUR It's always a party in Milwaukee, so begin with breakfast at Fiesta Café. Enjoy three-egg omelettes, savory skillets, and tasty eggs benedict as well as freshly squeezed juices. Many of Milwaukee's cultures can be found inside the Milwaukee Public Museum. A Tribute to Survival pays homage to the city's Native American roots including a pow-wow recreation with music and traditionally clothed mannequins. The European Village is filled with small huts along cobblestone walkways depicting the homes of several European immigrants. Then hop aboard a streetcar replica to meet Milwaukee's first Black family, the Watsons, inside Streets of Old Milwaukee. Have lunch at Demascus Gate Restaurant , located on Historic Mitchell Street. Managed and operated by Syrian immigrants, the restaurant offers groups authentic middle eastern cuisine. One of Milwaukee's nicknames is the "City of Steeples" due to the city's diverse religious groups as well as its historic places of worship. Tour The Basilica of St. Losaphat , which began as a Polish- American church built by immigrants in 1901 and became a basilica in 1929 at Pope Pius XI's dec- laration. After feeding your soul at the basilica, it's time to feed your bellies with soul food. Welcoming you to its kitchen table is Daddy Soul Food & Grille , featuring traditional southern comfort food and menu items named after "Daddy's" children. DAY 1

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