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Finding the best tacos in Milwaukee on ‘This Bites’

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Each Friday at 8 am on 88Nine, Milwaukee Magazine’s dining critic, Ann Christenson, and 88Nine foodie Tarik Moody discuss Milwaukee’s culinary and restaurant culture.

On this week’s show, we talked about 25 best places to get tacos in Milwaukee. We also talked about the German Fest, Hotel Madrid’s Wine & Swine Event, and the upcoming Street Eats Food Truck event.

If you are a chef or a restaurant and have an announcement or an event, please send any information or press release to thisbites@radiomilwaukee.org.

Best Tacos in Milwaukee

In the latest issue of Milwaukee Magazine, Ann Christenson selected the 25 best tacos in Milwaukee.  On ‘This Bites,’ we highlighted three of them.

One of the best places to get Carnitas tacos is from Carnitas Don Lucho located at 565 W. Lincoln Ave. They sell the tasty pork by the pound.  They are open Friday-Sunday from 6 am on Friday and from 4 am on Saturday and Sunday.  They stay open until they run out.

We also talked about one of my favorites taco spot, Chilango Express located at 6821 W. Lincoln Ave. (adjacent to a gas station). Besides their amazing tacos like their Saucy Pastor. On weekends, you can get a pound of roasted lamb with tortillas, onions, cilantro and lamb broth for $13! Finally, if you are looking for a good fish taco, check out El Tsunami Taqueria Y Mariscos located at 2001 W. Lincoln Ave.

German Fest

Milwaukee’s German Fest is this weekend on the Summerfest grounds. You can check out the list of dishes you can try here like Goulasch, Bratherring (fried marinated herring), Spanferkel (roasted whole pig) and more.

Streets Eats Food Truck Festival

Street Eats Food Truck Festival takes place today at Catalano Square in the Historic Third Ward.  Here are the trucks that will be there:

Chillwaukee, Drift, GypsySoul Food Truck, Ian’s Pizza Milwaukee, Jamaican Kitchen&Grill, Jericho’s BBQ, Marco Pollo, Palermo’s Pizza, Pedro’s South American Food, Pig Tailz MKE, Press. Belgium Waffles, Punjabi Accent Mke, Rich’s House of Cakes, Shawarma House, Taqueria La Guacamaya,  Tasty Cafe, That Salsa Lady, The Fatty Patty, Tudo Sabor Brasil, and Yellowbelliestruck.

Hotel Madrid’s Wine & Swine

Hotel Madrid’s Executive Chef Hector Miranda will be slow roasting a “50 Lb” pig for your enjoyment. The pig will be paired with wine selected by their wine director, Aaron Gersonde.