Things are looking bullish for a new food market on the West Side
Each week on This Bites , dining critic Ann Christenson from Milwaukee Magazine and Radio Milwaukee’s resident foodie Tarik Moody dig into the city’s culinary and restaurant culture to help you find new spots, old favorites and the best ingestibles around Milwaukee.
We’re lucky to have some solid food halls around the area, and their ranks grew by one this week as North Avenue Market threw open its doors. That’s where Ann and I start the episode, running down what you can expect from its variety of vendors when you head over there.
Maybe the best part is that this week’s opening is just a taste of what the market will offer. Founder Chris Harris told Urban Milwaukee this is a “very soft opening” that only represents “a portion of what we’re doing.” Ann and I talk about how promising that portion looks, plus a few other things from around the Milwaukee food scene:
- Palomino is open again as of this evening (Sept. 9), although it’ll just be bar snacks for now.
- A la carte items are back at Lake Park Bistro as of Tuesday, Sept. 27.
- Midwest Vegan Fest is also back, returning for its fourth year of vegan and plant-based goodness.
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