Kristine Hansen, Local flavor writer and dog-lover
Milwaukee is a pooch-friendly town, whether your dog is an athlete or a pampered princess. Orient yourself via a stroll or jog along Lincoln Memorial Drive (43.047333,-87.893746), which hugs Lake Michigan for three blissful miles, beginning at the Milwaukee Art Museum and heading north. (Or, run wild at an off-leash dog park like Currie Park in Wauwatosa.) Pop into EcoPet (1217 E Brady St.) on eclectic Brady Street to update your dog’s style quotient with a new leash or coat. In addition to The Yard at The Iron Horse Hotel, plenty of Milwaukee restaurants offer al-fresco dining for humans and their dogs, including two nearby: Crazy Water (839 S. 2nd St.) (eclectic dinner fare) and Stack’d Burger Bar (170 S. 1st St.)(grass-fed beef burgers and an amazing Sunday brunch folding in free-range eggs). Check email (there’s free WiFi) or book the custom ProGroom treatment, where price is no object.