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Milwaukee food trucks to follow this summer

It's Milwaukee food truck season—and Negroni season. We're talking about both today on This Bites. Plus, we have some new restaurants coming this summer.

Each Friday on Radio Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine’s dining critic, Ann Christenson, and 88Nine’s foodie Tarik Moody discuss Milwaukee’s culinary and restaurant culture on This Bites. This Bites is supported by Society Insurance.

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Milwaukee food trucks

We're not sure why food seems to taste better and more authentic when getting it through a truck window, but it does. Watch out for our favorites in the street food game when you're doing your food truck spotting this summer. Tip: follow them on social media to keep up with where they're parked.


The cute Mazorca vintage silver trailer food truck pretty much stays in one place (on 1st and Pittsburgh Streets) and has been open almost all winter. So, even though it's more semi-permanent restaurant and less of a true traveling food truck, we never get enough of these tacos. (Seriously, it's dangerous how close this is to our building at 88Nine.)

This is Milwaukee's first authentic Belgian Liège waffle company—and it's in a cute retro trailer. These waffles are so worth hunting down the truck.

Meat on the Street

This super authentic Filipino food truck is usually set up in Schlitz Park or around the Pabst complex at 9th St.

Drift MKE

This is a New Zealand-inspired mobile cafe featuring delicious savory meat pies, biscuits and puddings.

The Falafel Guys

The guys serve authentic Middle Eastern cuisine featuring specialties of falafel and shawarma. They're pretty spontaneous with their truck. But, if you can't find it, they also have a restaurant.

Negroni week at The Outsider

Negroni week is June 4-10 at The Outsider. Seven days, three ingredients (that's gin, vermouth rosso and Campari), five different ways. A portion of the proceeds from the Negroni menu and from a launch party on Sunday will go to No Kid Hungry. Here's the menu:
Frozen Negroni: Campari, Gin, Sweet Vermouth, orange juice Classic Negroni: Campari, Tanqueray, Carpano Antica Boulevardier: The Outsider Barrel Select: Elijah Craig, Campari, Cocchi Torino White Negroni: Beefeater, Suze, Cocchi Americano Negroni Sbagliatio – Tommassi Prosseco, Campari, Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth

HoneyPie is expanding

Rather, they're shrinking with a new, smaller and cozier cafe, making tiny sweet and savory pies. It's called SmallPie and it's coming to Bay View this summer.


Meraki in Walker's Point is getting a refresh with some new menu items and a new beverage program. These changes are coming after the restaurant hired Joshua Wolter, formerly of c.1880, to consult for and act as the restaurant's general manager. He's adding small plate versions of their menu items along with a deal with drink orders. Their happy hour will include a special where each cocktail ordered will take one dollar off the price of the plate. And, they're adding a chef's counter for those who are ordering the "Culinary Adventure" menu, where guests can see and interact with the chefs preparing their food.

New restaurant announcement: Glass + Griddle

Glass + Griddle is the new restaurant opening at Milwaukee Brewing Co. The restaurant's architecture is set to feature a lot of glass and the menu is supposed to offer all day breakfast and weekend brunches, which explaining the "Glass" and the "Griddle."

P.S., if you are a chef or a restaurant and have a food-related announcement or event, please send us any information or press release to

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