Better than Milwaukee?

Among Pittsburgh's peer cities, Milwaukee is sometimes held up as a cooler place than Pittsburgh. I got back last night from my first visit to the land of Miller products, and I have to say: it's a pretty nice town. Bright, clean, lively downtown. Recreation-friendly lakefront. Ethnic diversity. An airport where they have managed to install security checkpoints that don't prevent visitors from patronizing airport shops and restaurants.

Milwaukee must have problems; I just couldn't see them on a brief visit. One place where Pittsburgh is tops: you can't beat PNC Park. The Brewers' Miller Park is a monstrosity of a spaceship parked in the middle of a parking lot, on the outskirts of town.


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