Be among fungi, sup at Bud’s and pinch a pierogi
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 at This Bites, we pride ourselves on many things. Being the city’s longest-running culinary podcast? Of course. Raising awareness about the joys of saké? Naturally. But it’s our commitment to variety that really separates us from the rest.
This episode might just contain the greatest assortment of food news we’ve ever delivered. And it starts, like all great things do, with mushrooms — many mushrooms. More specifically, we talk about the Fungi Fair organized by the venerated Wisconsin Mycological Society. The annual event happens this Sunday, Oct. 15, and features sacks full of content about these capped (and sometimes not-capped) little beauties.
Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., fungi fanatics — or perhaps just the fungi curious — will enjoy informative lectures, cooking demos, vendors and even a quick foray into the woods. Wonderfully, the fair happens to land on International Mushroom Day, and you can celebrate in style at the Polish Center of Wisconsin.
Speaking of the PCW, our first additional news item of the week is also happening at the center:
- An upcoming pierogi class will teach you how to make these filled dumplings, and you’ll take home your efforts.
- We go from Poland to Sweet Joy’s Brazilian Treats and Ann’s pitch to get you into the East Side cafe.
- Barnacle Bud’s will go full supper club (for the month of December anyway) with a new menu.
- Chef Paul Bartolotta will team up with James Beard winner Gavin Kaysen on a five-course dinner at Bacchus.
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