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Where to get a fish fry in Milwaukee when it's not Friday

It doesn't have to be Friday to get a great Milwaukee fish fry! We have a list of restaurants where every day is fry-day.

Each week 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.

Listen to the podcast and read more below to hear more about our favorite every day fish frys, the Milwaukee fall farmers market schedule, a new happy hour, Oyster Fest and more.

Where to get a Friday-style fish fry even when it isn't Friday

Lakefront Brewery Aside from Lakefront Brewery's great Friday fish fry of perch and more, the beer hall also offers the classic Milwaukee beer-battered cod fried to perfection St. Paul Fish Company at the Milwaukee Public Market You can get a fresh cod, perch, walleye, grouper or catfish fry every single day at the Milwaukee Public Market over at the St. Paul Fish Company. Bass Bay Brew House The Bass Bay Brew House is a quaint little escape on a lake in Muskego, WI that has an incredible cod fish fry every day that the restaurant is open, which is Wednesday through Sunday. 5 O'Clock Club

Another one out in lake country is Pewaukee's 5 O'Clock Club, which serves a cod and perch fish fry Tuesday through Friday and until 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Milwaukee food news and culinary events

New happy hour at Char’d The new happy hour menu at Char'd features a lot of veggies. Weekdays at 4:30-6 p.m., the $3-$5 snacks on the menu are all meatless, including white kimchi salad with orange and pickled tomato, a grilled perilla avocado with perilla salsa, potato crunch and baguette and a buttercup squash soup with sweet rice balls, pine nuts, fried carrots and baguette. The deals extend to cocktails, with $4 tap beers, $5 select wines by the glass and $6 cocktails (including a ginger hot toddy and jujube old fashioned). Milwaukee farmers market closing schedule A number of farmer's markets have already closed for the season, but here are the ones that are still open. Maybe you can use this last chance to get to a market you haven't been to before. The Walker's Square Farmers Market's last day is on October 21, 2018. The Shorewood Farmers Market's last day is on October 28, 2018. The Westown Farmers Market's last day is October 31, 2018. The West Allis Farmers Market's last day isn't until November 24, 2018. And the Winter Farmers Market at the Domes opens for the season on November 3, 2018. Oyster Fest at Harbor House It's Oysterfest at Harbor House! It's the one week of the year where the spotlight is on these little gems of the sea. Visit Harbor House on October 22-28 for up to 15 different varieties of oysters, happy hour oysters ($1.25/each) and oyster dish specials like champagne oysters, caviar and leeks, an oyster stuffed rainbow trout and an oyster po'boy sandwich. Oak Creek Fall Festival Fall Festival is Oak Creek's harvest tradition in Drexel Town Square on October 20. It’s an indoor-outdoor event celebrating everything autumn. The Fall Festival has family-friendly events, a chili competition and a long list a great food vendors. Why is everyone in Wisconsin taking shots of bitters? This article in Punch wants to know. They say that our state sells more Angostura per capita than any other—and it’s not because of our affinity for the Old-Fashioned. We're also wondering what you think the origin of this habit is. Let us know.

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