While I was in Chicago, I saw a man wearing a baseball cap. Across the back of it were the words Drink Wisconsibly! I thought it was a cute play on words and took it as a lifestyle statement about a state so renowned for beer and cheese that “Drink Wisconsinbly” could be a tagline.
But it wasn’t just a tagline. It was a restaurant/pub! My invaluable contact at VisitMKE suggested Drink Wisconsibly as a great place to go for a Fish Fry Friday night. So I did. And quickly learned that Drink Wisconsibly’s signature drink is an old-fashioned — not a beer! So, when in Wisconsin…
I’m not fool. I know that following local tradition is the smartest thing to do when I travel. So I ordered fish and fried cheese curds, and an old-fashioned, though it still seemed like I should be ordering a beer.
Then the garage door went up, and we were suddenly dining inside & outside. I noticed that many restaurants and bars were set up this way; with garage doors that open in the summer and fireplaces that warm things up in the winter.
I happily sipped my old-fashioned in between bites of deep-fried cheese curds that were an instant addiction. Forget beer or old-fashioned’s. I’d live on cheese curds!
Which made me almost too full to enjoy my fish. But I gave in to the over-indulgence and proceeded to ‘Drink Wisconsibly’ and only indulge in one old-fashioned that accompanied all the fantastic food I inhaled!
How would you interpret ‘Drink Wisconsibly?’