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There's a chef summer camp for grown-ups

Culinary camp exists in the Northwoods of Minnesota, where you'll learn much more than how to make the perfect s'more. We have all the details on this chef summer camp and your food news and dining events for this week on This Bites.

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.
Read more and listen to the whole podcast below to hear more news from Bittercube, Brandywine restaurant and Ristorante Bartolotta.

Chef Camp

Chef Camp is a Northwoods culinary retreat. Chef Camp 2018 will be held August 31-September 2 at Camp Miller in Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota. They'll combine chef-led cooking classes taught over the fire and foraging, with epic meals and of course, the classic camp activities (canoeing, archery, zipline).

Milwaukee food news

Ristorante Bartolotta

Ristorante Bartolotta has been closed since May 21 for a refresh of the dining room and kitchen. Now, it's back open with a few changes in decor. The menu is still the same, though Executive Chef Juan Urbieta says he's planning an expanded menu later this summer with some specials in honor of the restaurant's upcoming 25th anniversary.


Milwaukee's very own craft bitters manufacturer, Bittercube, is expanding. They're currently in the Lincoln Warehouse in Bay View, though they're starting to feel a bit cramped in that space. They've just been approved to build a new space at 4828 Lisbon Ave. in Uptown Crossing, set to open in the fall. The new facility will include a tasting room, retail shop, apothecary tours and cocktail classes.


Brandywine, Cedarburg's newest restaurant with a seasonal menu will begin serving dinner on July 5 for their grand opening.

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