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Here is everything on a stick and deep fried at the Wisconsin State Fair

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

On this week’s show, we talked about all the new offerings that are on a stick and deep fried at the Wisconsin State Fair. We also talked about Doc Commerce Smokehouse Tap Takeover and Beer Dinner with Milwaukee Brewing Company and Man vs Food returning to Milwaukee.

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Listen to the podcast below.

Wisconsin State Fair Food

The 2017 Wisconsin State Fair kicked off yesterday and there are a lot of new food offerings that are on a stick and deep fried. This year you can find all types of new food items like cricket nachos from All Things Jerky, Chocomela nachos (pictured below), Deep-Fried Cherry Pie Wonton, and more.

MKE Brewing Co. Tap Takeover & BBQ Beer Dinner

On Aug. 23, Milwaukee Brewing Co. and Doc Commerce Smokehouse will team for a tap takeover and BBQ Beer Dinner. Here is the menu.

6 PM: Happy Hour
7 PM: BBQ Beer Pairing Dinner

COURSE 1: Chicken Wings w/Blue Cheese / Hop Happy IPA
COURSE 2: Pork Slider w/ Hot Slaw / Booyah Apricot Saison
COURSE 3: Spare Ribs / Louie's Demise
COURSE 4: Brisket / Sheepshead Coffee Stout
DESSERT: Lemon Ice Box Pie / Outboard Cream Ale

Call (414) 935-2029 to reserve a spot.

Man vs. Food returns to Milwaukee

Travel Channel will be rebooting the show, Man vs. Food and the first episode will feature three Milwaukee restaurants.  The show will visit Sobelman's, Maders and Jake's Deli. The show will premiere on Aug. 7 on Travel Channel.

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