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 show, we talked about searching for the perfect Paczki in Milwaukee. We also talked about upcoming Mardi Gras events and a grilled cheese contest in Bay View.
Mardi Gras & Lundi Gras at Maxie’s – Feb 27 & 28
Celebrate Maxie’s 10th annual Lundi Gras & Mardi Gras with us on Monday, Feb. 27 and Fat Tuesday, Feb. 28. Lundi Gras offers the chance to dine from Maxie’s special menu of shareable New Orleans-inspired classics before the party rages. Wisconsinites who can’t make it to the historic dining rooms of the French Quarter this carnival season should be here – with beads on! Check out the menu here.
Mardi Gras Cooking Class at Coquette Cafe – Feb. 28
Cornmeal Crusted Oyster, Mirliton-Okra Relish, Mint Jalapeno Aioli
Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo
Jambalaya with Shrimp, Scallops, Blackened Catfish, and Rouille
Bananas Foster Bread Pudding
Four Courses of Food and Wine, Recipes, and instruction from our talented group of Chefs. Cost is $65 a person. Call 414-291-2655 to make a reservation. Click here for more information.
Party Gras at Iron Horse Hotel – Feb. 26
To celebrate the Mardi Gras season, enjoy a Creole-themed brunch at the Iron Horse Hotel. Brunch favorites will be offered alongside dishes such as Gumbo, Bourbon-Pecan Pancakes, Red Beans & Rice and of course, Beignets. To enhance the southern mood, enjoy the New Orleans-styled sounds of The Sazerac 5 and sip on classic cocktails such Milk Punch, the Sazerac, and Hurricanes.
2nd Annual Grilled Cheese Cook-Off at The Backyard – Feb. 26
Come judge grilled cheese sandwiches from contestants. Proceeds from tickets will help Hunger Task Force. Click here for more information.