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Halal Restaurant Week returns with more eateries on board

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Eat Halal Milwaukee
Halal Restaurant Week is back with an even wider variety of options.

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.

Last year was the first for Halal Restaurant Week, an event encouraging eateries around the city to consider its Muslim customers and use halal vendors. The response was a good one, apparently, because organizer Eat Halal Milwaukee has brought it back with an even longer list of participants.

Starting today and running through July 16, you’ll be able to enjoy all kinds of cuisine, safe in the knowledge that it’s been prepared using meat certified halal. We won’t get into all of the details here or on the podcast, but essentially that means it’s slaughtered in accordance with the Islamic faith, which prohibits the consumption of blood.

According to Eat Halal Milwaukee, all restaurants will take measures to avoid any cross-contamination, and some of them have even committed to halal vendors on a permanent basis. The event added 11 new options this year that cover everything from Vietnamese (Hue) to barbecue (Heaven’s Table). Plus, eight restaurants from last year are back for another round, including Mr. B’s Steakhouse and Tomken’s (although the latter is only observing halal Monday through Wednesday).

You can find a full list of participants on the Eat Halal Milwaukee website and hear more about this now-annual event on the podcast by hitting that “Listen” button at the top of the page. As for what else you’ll hear about:

  • Venice Williams from Fondy Farmers Market stops by to chat about the drive to create a healthier Milwaukee — food-wise and economically.
  • Red Light Ramen will close its Farwell location July 13, although pop-ups are a possibility down the line.
  • Drummies (wings) and the decadent Solly’s Butter Burger get star treatment in the latest issue of Milwaukee Magazine.
  • Saint Kate has a couple dinners coming up for the whiskey or wine lover in your life.

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Director of Digital | Radio Milwaukee