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Growing Power to host a conversation on the future of food

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Plus a discussion about the new Hotel Madrid, The Ruby Tap's Thanksgiving Tasting event and the new food court at Eleven25

Each Friday at 8am 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 episode, we talk about Growing Power’s annual conference. We also talk about Hotel Madrid in Walker’s Point, Ruby Tap’s Thanksgiving Tasting event, and the Eleven25 food court at Pabst.

Listen to the podcast below.

Growing Power’s Urban and Small Farms Conference 2016

From Nov. 18 to Nov 20, Growing Power’s will hold its annual Urban and Small Farms Conference. This year, there will be an event called Three Perspectives on Food: A Conversation with Will Allen, Ron Finley and Alice Waters.  These three leaders will share their views on how farming, social justice and the culinary arts can be powerful tools for equity locally, nationally and internationally.  Alice Waters is known as the founder of the farm to table movement. Ron Finley is known for bringing urban farming to South Central Los Angeles and was featured in the documentary, “Can You Dig This?” Check out his  inspiring TED Talk below. Here are the details of the conversation:

Time: 7:30- 9:30pm

Location: Kohl’s Innovation Center-  W165 N5830, W165 N5731 Ridgewood Dr, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Tickets Available Now!

General Admission Pre- Sale: $40

Seats are not assigned and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

General Admission at the Door: $50

Fundraising Reception – Starts at 6:00pm: $200

Fundraising Reception Tickets include, small plates, signature cocktails, book signing, speaker meet and greet as well as reserved seats to this historic event!

Hotel Madrid in Walker’s Point

Hotel Madrid is the newest venture from the folks over at Movida. Hotel Madrid consists of several components:

The Restaurant

Bodegón, meaning home cooking restaurant, is a fine dining experience that focuses on the rustic cuisine of Spain.  Bodegón specialties include Suckling Pig, Veal Chops, and Squid Ink Risotto.

The Hotel

Hotel Madrid features two suites available for overnight or extended stays. Each room boasts a floor-to-ceiling cream city brick and industrial design.

Wine Cave

La Cava (Spanish for cave) is a wine cellar located deep within the caves of Hotel Madrid. Constructed of cream city brick in the early 1900’s, a small section of these underground Milwaukee tunnels rests beneath Hotel Madrid and today houses one of the most select wine collections in the city.

The Bar

The Bar program at Vermutería 600 is inspired by an original Bates Cocktail Index from 1934, that was given to Beverage Director Daniel Beres as a gift. In this index are classic cocktails that were not just common in speakeasies across America during prohibition, but cocktails you would find Ernest Hemingway and his guests imbibing while staying at the famous Hotel Florida of Madrid in the 1930’s. Vermutería 600 focuses on seasonal interpretations of these cocktails, and offers an array of house specialties, in-house made vermouth and sangría on tap.

The Ruby Tap’s Thanksgiving Tasting

The Ruby Tap will host a Thanksgiving Tasting event on Nov 20 from 3pm – 5pm.  They bring in a variety of Thanksgiving foods and pair them with 15 different wines.  Space is limited and tickets are $30/person and include wine tasting and food.

Thanksgiving foods and pair them with 15 different wines. Space is limited and tickets are $30/person and will include all wine tasting and food, discounts on sampled wines and if you buy 6 bottles or more, your $30 entry fee is waived.

Eleven25 at Pabst new food court

Eleven25 is a new off-campus, student apartment complex located in the former Pabst Brewing Company bottling house. In addition to the apartments, there is a food court featuring local establishments like Meat on The Streat (Filipino cuisine), Gouda Girls, Huan Xi, Upper Crust Pizza and more.