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Consider these local holiday gift ideas for the foodies in your life

On this week's episode, we're sharing gift ideas for the foodie in your life. We also have some news about AsianRican, a new mobile hot beef sandwich truck, and Buttermint Finer Dining Establishment, an upscale vintage spot that's now open in Shorewood.

In a new article for Milwaukee Magazine, Ann outlines a half dozen gifts for local foodies, including a hand-crafted cheese board from Milwaukee ceramic artist Geryn Roche. She also recommends maple syrup from Tapped, a Stevens Point company that makes maple syrup in all kinds of unique flavors, including espresso, hops and even spicy black umami garlic. And here's an interesting one: Dana Spandet of Flour Girl of Flour Girl & Flame pizza sells a special hot honey, which her restaurant uses to drizzle on their pizzas. It's honey with just a little kick.

Gingiber flour-sack tea towels screen-printed by Orchard Street Press in St. Francis | Photo courtesy Waxwing

Speaking of Flour Girl & Flame, they've finally opened their long-promised brick-and-mortar location at 8121 W. National Ave., in West Allis. It's open for carryout only from Wednesday through Sunday, 4-8 p.m. If you've never had one (they've been serving at Zocalo), they're remarkable pizzas, with a distinctive puffy, chewy crust and very charred edges, thanks to the wood-fired pizza ovens they use.

AsianRican lands in Walker's Point

And Flour Girl & Flame isn't the only local restaurant that now has a permanent location. A few weeks ago we were buzzing about AsianRican's pop-ups. Now the restaurant has found a permanent physical home. It will be serving out of the tapas restaurant Snifters at 606 S. 5th St. in Walker's Point, OnMilwaukee reports.

Check out this incredible menu.

Hear us talk about all that and more on this week's episode, which you can stream below.

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