Guiding you to festive foodie gifts and the city’s shifting bar scene
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.
Is your holiday shopping done? The answer is no. Even if you think the answer is yes, there’s always that person you forgot or that one extra thing you should get because you’re not sure if the thing you already got is good enough. We’ve got you covered at the top of this week’s episode.
Ann whipped up a piece for the magazine that’ll help you find something for the Wisco foodie in your life. She brings five ideas to the table — from creatively colorful bonbons to spirit-infused “ice cream custard” — and provides links to all the businesses so you can come up with a few of your own.
After all that shopping, you’ll have earned yourself a well-made beverage. The crew from Milwaukee Magazine are there for you once again with its new bar guide that, as Ann says in the episode, reexamines the entire scene in the city to “see what some of those standouts are and trace some of the trends.”
That one’s only in the print edition of the magazine, but we tease a couple locations in this week’s episode and discuss a few other news items from around town:
- An all-purpose culinary haven is a step closer to fruition in Riverwest, with plans for a food-truck park, bar, eatery, coffee shop and commercial kitchen space.
- Hot Dish Pantry will take over Iron Grate BBQ’s location on South Howell Avenue, with plans to open Feb. 1.
- Loaded potatoes, fries, juices, smoothies and more will be on offer near Alverno College, courtesy of a former student.
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