Where would you take Mayor Ralph Becker for lunch on Main Street?
Derek Carlisle: Royal Eatery for breakfast, an afternoon beer at Cheers to You, and finish with a piano-accompanied version of “How am I Gonna Pay for This Jaywalking Ticket” at Keys on Main.
Scott Renshaw: Anywhere where his seat has a view of our lovely chess table/opium den.
Susan Kruithof: The Beerhive. They serve food from Michangelo next store—I’d highly recommend the lamb ribs. And there are more beer offerings than you can shake a stick at. Once I have Mayor Becker good and lubricated with some delicious Epic beer, we could take a nice stroll down Main.
Dan Nailen: The Bayleaf Bar & Grub, because the Main Street juggalos won’t bother us on that block, the Trash Plate is one mean breakfast and, well, it’s a bar. Becker’s buying, right?
Jeff Reese: I would take him to Pier 49 Pizza and have him sit with me at the chess tables in front of City Weekly. They attract the finest of people.
James Canterbury: I would pack a nice picnic lunch and dine at the table right in front of the City Weekly door. I want him to get the full experience of the regulars who dine at that table—preferably on a nice breezy day so he can capture all of the aromas that Main Street has to offer.
Rachel Piper: The Melting Pot. I can’t afford that place on my own—I’m assuming he’d be a gentleman and reach for the bill.
Austen Diamond: Here’s a 2-liter of Faygo, a family-size bag of Cheetos and a pack of Marlboro Reds. Now hang out on the curb outside of A.J.’s, and good luck to ya—you might just make some new voters.
"444" is police radio code for officer-involved shooting. The anonymous arts collective MITT2020 is presenting exhibit 444 at CUAC Contemporary Art, featuring artifacts, found photography and video footage from local police shootings in recent years.