Milwaukee’s best Caribbean cuisine and new food-truck rules
Each week on This Bites, dining critic Ann Christenson from Milwaukee Magazine and Radio Milwaukee’s resident foodie Tarik Moody dig into the city’s culinary and restaurant culture to help you find new spots, old favorites and the best ingestibles around Milwaukee.
Here in Milwaukee, we’re maybe-possibly-hopefully over that annoying final hill when the weather finally gets nice around here. You know where it’s always nice? The Caribbean. Fortunately, there are more than a handful of spots around town where — regardless of the weather — you can get a bite that’ll transport you to warmer climes.
As usual, Ann’s got you covered over atMilwaukee Magazine with a quick roundup of where to find the best of the West Indies right here in our city. She only has room for a couple sentences in her article, so we start this week’s episode of This Bites by having Ann get into the topic a little bit more. From Frankies on the East Side to Mobay Cafe in Walker’s Point, she highlights a few of her favorite places and dishes you can find around Milwaukee.
Also as usual, we bounce around the area to talk about all the important food news, including a couple items outside of our typical conversation:
- Food trucks have grown in popularity over the last decade or so, and we talk about the city’s recent decision to institute restrictions.
- Getting back to the Caribbean, there’s a new option on the far northwest side, which welcomed Jerk 76 Jamaican to the neighborhood.
- Food service is back at Palomino
- The almost year-long pause on food service at Palomino is over, with the Bay View spot bringing back “fan favorites.”
- Kitchen Kings is coming to Riverwest and bringing seafood, burgers and chicken to the former Sticky Rice location.
- Ann’s got a new book on her shelf she’s recommending for java fans — The New Art of Coffee by Ryan Castelaz from Discourse Coffee Workshop.
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