GUESS WHAT? Glorioso's new hours are 8.30 AM - 3 PM on Sundays! I just called to verify.
While this is good news, we still have to fit our entire day in and get to the Public Market at a reasonable time, so we should still leave there by Noon.
OK - let's try this. Chuck L will have to verify (especially the times), but here's what the schedule looks like now:
10:30-12:00 Meet up at Glorioso's Market and Sciortino's Bakery on the corner of Brady and Humboldt. Milwaukee Muffalatas, hot ham and rolls, and fresh bakery. I've combined this into one stop since both locations are smallish and across the street from each other. The earlier ppl are here, the better, as it'll help if we don't all mob each location all at once. Therefore, some ppl can go to Sciortino's first, while others are at Glorioso's, and vice versa. If you are there earlier than 10.30, Brady Street is awesome to wander around on - there is Anodyne coffee shop, a Tea house (Rochambo), and numerous other places to explore.
12:20-1:15 Parthenon Foods on the corner of 92nd
and Cleveland Ave. Opa! The store is small and crowded, and there isn't much of a parking lot, so be aware that you may have to park on the street.
1:30-1:45 Frank Lloyd Wright system built homes. 27th
and W. Burnham. This is basically just a drive-by tour. You can pull over, and maybe even get out of the car, but be aware that these are private homes, and while they may be used to people ogling, please don't trespass.
2:00-3:00 Mekato's Bakery & Cafe. 3500 W. National Ave. Colombian bakery and restaurant. Time for a fantastic cup of coffee. And if there are any figs available they're mine.
3:15-4:15 El Ray Market 1023 S. Cesar Chavez Dr. Very fresh produce and, I understand, a fantastic butcher shop as well as a small Mexican restaurant.
4:30-6:00 Milwaukee Public Market. 400 N. Water St. A little bit of everything here, including raw oysters, fried oyster po'boys. Spices, Wisconsin cheese and sausage, fresh fish, sushi, ice cream, Middle Eastern food, chocolates, bakery, candy, coffee, tea, wine and beer. If you can find street parking, go for it, but there is a covered pay lot (you can get your ticket validated in the Market, which knocks off a couple bucks) attached.
Plus Kopp's afterwards, of course! (76th & Layton)