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Fondy's BBQ Cook-Off, Chef-inspired Burgers, African Potluck and more

Fondy Farmers Market

Each Friday at 8am on 88Nine, Milwaukee Magazine’s dining critic, Ann Christenson, and 88Nine foodie Tarik Moody discuss Milwaukee’s culinary and restaurant culture.

This week on This Bites, we talked about the 9th annual Fondy Famers Market's BBQ Cook-off; Merriment Social's chef-inspired burgers; Franklin's BBQ pop-up in Chicago; African Fiesta in Browndeer Park; and Red Light Ramen and Iron Grate BBQ go mobile.

Listen to the podcast below.
Fondy’s BBQ Cook-Off (7am-3pm) June 18

On June 18, Fondy Farmers Market will host its 9th annual BBQ cook-off and they are looking for contestants. Special guest judges will be deliberating over who has the best chicken and pork ribs! Greg Leon of Amilinda, Yollande Deacon from Irie Zulu, Dave Swanson from Braise, Judge Derek Mosley, Alderman Russell Stamper II.

In addition to the BBQ Cook-Off, Fondy's hosts a Green Throw-down on July 16, a Pho Cook-Off on August 20.

Austin's Franklin Barbecue Three-Day Chicago Popup

Consider one of the best BBQ joints in America, James Beard award-winning Chef  Aaron Franklin will bring his amazing BBQ to Chicago's  Land & Sea offices (3124 W. Carroll S). The pop-up will take place July 2 - 4 and will begin at 7 p.m.  The tickets will cost $100 each. Tickets go on sale on June 17 at noon. (via Chicago Eater)

Iron grate BBQ And Red Light Ramen every Saturday noon - 1am at Central Standard

Two Milwaukee establishments will take their edible wares on the road.  This summer, you can find Iron Grate BBQ at variety of spots like Newaukee's Night Market.  Red Light Ramen will set up shop on Saturdays at Central Standard Distillery from Noon - 1:00am beginning June 18. In addition to their tasty Tonkotsu ramen, you can get a vegetarian miso ramen, and a chilled trout ramen that includes a chilled fish shio broth with lemon, topped with smoked trout, scallion, salt pickles, nori, trout roe and crispy skin. For a light snack, they will also serve edamame for $4.

Merriment Social chef-inspired hamburgers

Beginning June 21, Merriment Social will offer chef-inspired burgers for $5 during happy hour - Tuesday through Saturday from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Burgers will be inspired by local chefs like Ardent's Justin Carlisle, c.1880's Thomas Hauck, Goodkind's Paul Zerkel and more.

African Heritage community Potluck 2016 at Browndeer Park (July 23, 2-9pm)

Various African communities in Milwaukee are bringing their regional cuisines and talents in music and artistry to create this free community potluck. Yollande Tchouapi Deacon of sponsoring restaurant Irie Zulu plans to offer specialties, including peanut stew, joloff rice, foo foo (a mash eaten as a side dish), sweet plantains, efo riro (Nigerian vegetable soup), egusi (also a Nigerian soup), and a fried snack called puff puff. -via Milwaukee Magazine


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