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Reviewing the new Sweetgreen and revisiting Tre Rivali

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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.

Any time a big name leaves something you love, you’re bound to be a little skeptical about its future. Whether it’s a band, a sports franchise or a long-running culinary podcast, departing talent is rarely good news.

Don’t worry, Ann and I aren’t going anywhere. But we do talk about this situation at the top of this week’s episode, which focuses on the much-loved Tre Rivali. It’s been two years since executive chef (and Top Chef contestant) Heather Terhune left, and Ann decided to revisit the lauded Milwaukee restaurant to see whether it still met the high standards set by its previous leader.

I won’t spoil too much except to say current executive chef Brian Cripps knows a thing or two about delivering excellent fare. We spend the first couple minutes talking about Cripps and his Michelin star background, as well as Ann’s overall experience at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel restaurant, before moving on to our usual roundup:

The team from This Bites will be back next week to keep you right on top of all the foodstuffs happening around town. For now, listen to the episode using the player at the top of the page, share us on social, and drop a rating or review wherever you can. Thanks.

Director of Digital | Radio Milwaukee