Brew'd Burger Shop brings beer-inspired burgers to Zocalo Food Park
On this week's edition, we're talking about a Latin gastropub coming to Bay View. We also talk about my recent appearance on "Wisconsin Foodie." But we kick things off by talking about a new food truck that launched this week at Zocalo Food Park. It's called Brew’d Burger Shop, and it offers a selection of beer-inspired sides, burgers and sandwiches.
Chef Ramses Alvarez makes his burgers with 7-ounce patties made from a custom beef blend of brisket, short rib and ground chuck, so they're nice and juicy. One simple burger is The Classic, which features two beef patties and cheese ($7.95); if you want something more unique there's the Brew City, which tops those two patties with bacon and New Barons’ Witches Bit Witbier cheese sauce ($8.95). We can't wait to check these burgers out.
Tulum Latin Gastropub plans Bay View opening
A Latin gastropub is coming to the former Odd Duck spot in Bay View. It's called Tulum Latin Gastropub, and it will feature a menu inspired by Puerto Rican, Cuban, Caribbean, Peruvian and Mexican cuisine, Urban Milwaukee reports. "One item planned is a Mexican dish served in a hot molcajete, which is a traditional Mexican mortar and pestle," Urban Milwaukee writes. "The Molcajete is preheated on a fire, then filled with chicken, chorizo, cactus and steak among other things, then served with rice, beans, pico de gallo and handmade tortillas."
The bar, meanwhile, plans to serve smoked cocktails. Tulum Latin Gastropub hopes to open this spring.
'Wisconsin Foodie' welcomes a special guest
I was asked to take part in a cooking competition in Madison for the Wisconsin PBS show "Wisconsin Foodie."
Along with chef Tory Miller from L'Etoile Restaurant, chef Lauren Montelbano from The Vibrant Veg and chef Gregory Leon from Amilinda, we searched the Dane County Farmers Market for inspired ingredients, then were given 60 minutes in the kitchen of L’Etoile, to prepare an unforgettable dish.
You can watch how it all played out below.