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Best Places to pick Apples in Milwaukee this fall, Laotian BBQ in East Troy

apples, orchards, Milwaukee

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 best places to pick apples around Milwaukee. We also talked about Laotian BBQ event, Men Who Cook competition, and more.

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Apple Orchards

Fall is just around the corner and that means apple-picking season. Milwaukee Magazine recently posted an article titled, "6 Milwaukee-Area Apple Orchards to visit this fall."

Lao BBQ feat. Chef Soulayphet

Sap-Sap, the folks behind Mama's Egg Rolls, will be hosting a Laotian BBQ on Sep. 16 at Hometown Sausage Kitchen in East Troy.  Sap-Sap will be bringing in NYC Chef Soulayphet from Khe-Yo. Chef Soulayphet has appeared on Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown feature, "Laos in Five Dishes" and "Chef Night's Out" on Vice's food channel, Munchies.

The dinner will be held at the outdoor dining space at Hometown Sausage Kitchen from 4 pm - 9 pm. The dinner costs $60 and it is BYOB.  Here is the menu:

Course 1

Khao-Neow / Sticky Rice
Jaews / Sauce:
Jaew-Sohm / Thai Chili
Jaew-Mak-Len / Charred Tomato Jaew-Bong / Smoked Chili

Course 2

Sien-Savan / Heavenly Beef Jerky Thum-Mak-Hoong / Smashed Papaya Salad
Thum-Mak-Thang / Smashed Cucumber Salad

Course 3

Laap-Gai / Chicken Salad
Gaeng-Sohm / Hot & Sour Soup

Course 4

Ping-Gai / Yuppie Hill
Grilled Laos-Style Chicken

Course 5

Ping-Moo / Charcoal Grilled Lemongrass Baby Back Ribs

Course 6

Pouhn-Pa / Poached Local Pike, Charred Apple Eggplant, Chilies & Garlic Steamed Broccoli

Course 7

Puhn-Pa / Charcoal Grilled Local Fish Fresh Herbs & Lettuce, Shaved Lemongrass, & Sliced Cucumbers Rice Vermicelli Noodles & Sweet Carrot Peanut Sauce

18th annual Men Who Cook Competition

On Sep. 2, the 18 annual Men's Who Cook competition will take place at the YMCA at 4340 N. 46 st. The event starts 10 am and ends at 4 pm.

Taste of Home Live on Sep. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

Taste of Home LIVE is an interactive, live culinary show, brought to you by the country's number one cooking magazine! Our themed tours feature Taste of Home recipes, each tested in our Test Kitchen and featuring fun, familiar, everyday ingredients. The show will also teach food decorating and entertaining tips, making it easy to entertain guests.

Pre-Show Party (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.)
Sip on cocktails at our pre-show cash bar, snap a photo with friends and shop for cookbooks, gadgets, and gifts.

The Show (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.)
Learn how to reinvent classic recipes, make your holiday cooking effortlessly gorgeous, and get the inside scoop on our Test Kitchen's hottest holiday how-to's. Ask our chef questions and win prizes throughout the evening. A few lucky attendees will even get a chance to come up on stage to help prepare recipes, or participate in a competition!

After Party (8:30 - 9:00 p.m.)
Stick around for a sweet surprise—dessert! Every attendee will receive a sample of a delicious Taste of Home dessert recipe.

Director of Digital | Radio Milwaukee