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Sinabro Korean restaurant opens in Third Ward, dishing up authentic flavors

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Sinabro Korean Restaurant in Milwaukee
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Bar Snack challenge on Top Chef, Sinabro brings Korean flavors to Third Ward, and North Avenue Market pivots on This Bites.

In the latest episode of the This Bites podcast, Milwaukee Magazine's Ann Christenson and 88Nine Radio Milwaukee's Tarik Moody delve into the city's dynamic culinary scene, serving up a tantalizing array of restaurant news and foodie insights. For a decade, This Bites has established itself as the go-to source for Milwaukee's food enthusiasts, and this episode proves no exception.

One of the most exciting developments discussed is the grand opening of Sinabro Korean & Noodle House in the Third Ward. Christenson breaks down the menu, which focuses on dumplings, noodles, and Korean specialties like bokki (stir-fried rice cakes), spicy beef bulgogi, and soft tofu stew. Moody, a self-proclaimed noodle aficionado, expresses his eagerness to visit the restaurant and sample its offerings.

The conversation then shifts to the latest episode of Top Chef, which is currently filming its 21st season in Wisconsin. Christenson, cautious not to reveal any spoilers, shares that Milwaukee chef Dan Jacobs, co-owner of Dan Dan and EsterEv, is among the contestants. She notes that Jacobs has emerged as a supportive and empathetic presence on the show, especially after revealing his diagnosis of Kennedy's disease, a neuromuscular disorder. The hosts also touch on the show's Milwaukee-centric challenges, including a bar snack challenge set in the historic Miller Caves.

Next, Christenson and Moody discuss the revamped menu at Saffron, the modern Indian restaurant in the Third Ward. The new offerings, which debuted on Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, feature vibrant dishes like lamb laal maas tart with caviar, jackfruit cornetto, and an assortment of slow-cooked proteins with aromatic spices. The hosts admire Saffron's artistic plating and inventive flavor combinations.

The podcast then delves into the upcoming changes at North Avenue Market, which will transition from a food hall to a Southern-inspired restaurant called Christopher's in April. The market's founder, Christopher Harris Morse, will collaborate with Virginia native Michael Pyle-Harris to create a menu of down-home dishes and vegan options. While the market will bid farewell to its remaining food vendor, 4 Corners Cafe, it will continue to serve as a neighborhood gathering space.

Finally, the hosts announce that Nite Owl Drive-In has reopened for its 76th season. The beloved Milwaukee institution, known for its classic burgers, fries, and shakes, will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Director of Digital | Radio Milwaukee