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Restaurants to treat your mom for Mother's Day in Milwaukee

Each week on Radio Milwaukee,  Milwaukee Magazine dining critic Ann Christenson and 88Nine’s resident foodie Tarik Moody discuss Milwaukee’s culinary and restaurant culture on  This Bites.

On this week’s edition of This Bites, we’re talking about spots to take your mom on Mother's Day, a culinary market at the Sherman Phoenix and details about the government's restaurant and bar grant program. And we close the episode with two Milwaukee businesses expanding into new neighborhoods -- Pete's Pops and Crafty Cow.

Mother's Day is May 9, and it is time to think about where you should treat your mom for brunch or dinner. The Journal Sentinel has a good round-up of restaurants including spots like Bacchus, Blue's Egg, and Cavas. At Cavas, you can either dine-in or take out Paella with pork, chicken, chorizo, mussels and shrimp. The dish also comes with salad, sparkling wine and a flower. Orders and reservations are accepted by May 7, and you can pay over the phone at (414) 930-9088.

The vegan restaurant Twisted Plants is also offering something special for Mother's Day. For $25, you can get Crispy fried chik'n, Mac N Cheeze, sweet potatoes, cornbread dressing, greens and a surprise dessert.

New grant program

Beginning on May 3, restaurants and bars can apply for grants from $28 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Priority will be given for the first 21 days of the application process to businesses that are at least 51% owned by women, veterans and “socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.” 

You can learn more about the grant via Independent Restaurant Coalition's website.

Finally, on May 2, a culinary market will take place at Sherman Phoenix from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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