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Beyond cheese curds and beer, 21 ways to eat like a Wisconsinite

Wisconsin Old Fashioned

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. ‘This Bites’ is sponsored by Society Insurance.

On this week’s show, we talked about Milwaukee Magazine’s cover story, “Eat Like A Wisconsinite." We also talked about the history or rum cocktail class and the benefit, Dim Sum Give Sum.

If you are a chef or a restaurant and have an announcement or an event, please send any information or press release to

Listen to the podcast below.

21 ways to eat like a Wisconsinite

The March cover story of Milwaukee Magazine focuses on 21 ways to eat like a Wisconsinite. From the Wisconsin Old Fashioned to Custard to the Butter Burger to Booyah stew to Real Chili to Broasted Chicken, Milwaukee Magazine travels around the state to find the most Wisconsin food and drink items.

History of Rum Cocktail Class on March 8 at Great Lakes Distillery

From Great Lakes Distillery's website:

Rum used to be the most popular spirit in the United States, but that popularity has waned with the rise of whiskey. The history of the New World is intertwined with the history of rum.

Join Brendan and Ross as they take you from colonial America to the modern day through a rum cocktail glass. Learn how 17th century industrial waste became the liquid that would fund a young nation to victory over the most powerful country in the world.

During the class, you will be introduced to what could be considered the very first rum cocktail, as well as other drinks that helped define the spirit, and the places where it was consumed.

$25 includes 4 sample cocktails & a recipe sheet to take home.

Dim Sum + Give Some on March 25 at the Italian Community Center

Thirty of the best restaurants in the Midwest will come together to support in the fight against Kennedy's Disease and dazzle guests with the best bites in town for Dim Sum + Give Some.

This cocktail party style tasting event will feature a variety of delicious bites, cocktails and beer offerings. All proceeds will go towards the Kennedy’s Disease Association with the hope of finding a cure for the genetic neuromuscular disease, a cause near and dear to Chef Jacobs' heart as one afflicted with the disease.

Dim Sum + Give Some Line-up:

Restaurant, Chef

1.Amilinda, Greg Leon

2. Ardent, Justin Carlisle

3. Bartolotta/Lake Park Bistro, Adam Siegel

4. Bass Bay Brewhouse, Kurt Fogle

5. Bavette, Karen Bell

6. Birch and Butcher, Miles Borghgraef

7. Blues Egg / Maxi's / Story Hill BBQ, Joe Muench

8. Buckley's, Thi Cao

9. c.1880, Thomas Hauck

10. DanDan, Dan Jacobs

11. Diplomat, Dane Baldwin

12. Four Quarter, Jonny Hunter

13. Goodkind, Paul Zerkel

14. Heritage, Dan Fox

15.Irie Zulu, Hollande Tchouapi Deacon

16. Iron Grate BBQ, Aaron Patin

17. Little Goat, Michael Bulkowski

18. Merriment Social, Andrew Miller

19. Morel Restaurant, Jonathan Manyo

20. Odd Duck, Melissa Buchhaltz

21. Riverside Theater, Kevin Sloan/Cole Ersel

22. Sanford, Justin Apprahamian

23. Snack Boyz, Mitch Ciohon / Shay Linkus

24. Supper, Erik Hanson

25. SURG Restaurant Group, Jarvis Williams

26. Tess, Martin Magana

27. Tre Rivali, Heather Terhune

28. Valentine Coffee, Bruce Badke

29. Vanguard, Paddy Joyce

30. Wolf Peach, Kyle Toner

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