There are about to be some new burgers on the block in Milwaukee
Before you doubt how good a burger made by Mark Wahlberg might be, just know that his brother and business partner, Paul, is actually a chef. So, Wahlburgers might be worth a try once it opens in Milwaukee.
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.
Read more and listen to the podcast episode below to hear more about all things scones, the Wahlburgers restaurant coming to the Third Ward, an Argentinian wine dinner and the Taste of Milwaukee.
Wahlburgers in Milwaukee
In 2011 in Massachusetts, the Wahlberg family—chef Paul and famous actors Mark and Donnie—founded their first burger joint, called Wahlburgers. They've been expanding ever since. Now the fast food chain with the most hilarious name is finally reaching Milwaukee.
Two Wahlburgers are set to open in the area in 2019. One will be within The Corners of Brookfield shopping center and the other will be right in the Third Ward at 322 N. Broadway.
Here's Ann's sneak peak:
"At Wahlburgers, a basic burger looks like this: a one-third-pound Angus patty topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, government cheese, pickles and the signature creamy Wahl sauce. (Government cheese is a processed product, like American cheese. And the patty is the restaurant’s proprietary blend of brisket, short rib and beef chuck.)
"The menu builds from there to a double and triple decker, specialty burgers, sandwiches (a Sloppy Joe, inspired by the Wahlberg brothers’ mother, Alma), sides such as fries and tater tots, Wahlbowls (naked burgers) and salads, plus ice cream floats, frappes and desserts. The Milwaukee location will feature that prototype menu, with the possibility that options specific to our area could be added at some point. "
Other Milwaukee food news and culinary events
Game of Scones
Speaking of Ann's writing, she finally did a story in Milwaukee Magazine this month that she's been wanting to do since the first season of "Game of Thrones" came out. Check it out. Ann presents: The Game of Scones: Milwaukee's 5 Best Scones, Ranked.
Third Coast Provisions' Argentinian wine dinner
It may come as a surprise, but Argentina is the world's fifth largest wine producer. Though they may be under-appreciated by some, it's not for a lack of quality. Want to see for yourself? Join Third Coast Provisions on Wednesday, March 20 to celebrate the diverse and stimulating food and wine of South America's sleeping giant. Featuring a carefully curated selection of Argentinian wines and a one-time-only menu designed by their top-flight team of chefs, this is the perfect way to celebrate the first day of spring. See the menu and additional information here.
The 37th Annual Taste of Milwaukee
The Taste of Milwaukee is back on Thursday, March 21 with over 20 of the area’s best restaurants serving their signature dish and dessert samples. The event at The Italian Community Center should be a blast with live entertainment and a silent auction. Plus, it all benefits the Broadscope Disability Services.
Here's who will be there: