On this week’s episode of Milwaukee’s longest-running food podcast, soon to celebrate its fourth year, we’re talking about the latest issue of Milwaukee Magazine, its Best of Milwaukee issue. We’re also talking about a new cidery in Milwaukee, a new bar in Cedarburg that serves cookies, and a really interesting startup called Shef. Stream and read about it below.
A few years ago on this podcast I was asking if there were any Milwaukee-made ciders, and the answer was no. There was a cider bar, but there were no mass-produced Milwaukee ciders. That will change this fall when Cache Cidery will open in Bay View. And the new cidery was founded by a musician you might have heard on this station: Ethan Keller. He’s been big into ciders for a while, often using rare apples and antique varietals, like “winter banana” or “pink pearl apples.”
Cache Cider will be located 2612 S. Greeley Street in Bay View, across the street from the Hide House. This is great news if you like gluten-free beverages.
Ann’s Pandemic Awards
Ann created a new category for this year’s Milwaukee Magazine Best of Milwaukee issue called the Pandemic Awards. She celebrated restaurants that reinvented themselves, like The Tandem, which went from being a for-profit restaurant to an organization providing free meals for people in need. Other restaurants, like Don’s Diner, converted into general stores. And of course this summer we saw a new blueprint for outdoor dining, with a lot of patios opening in different configurations. Other restaurants began offering meal kits. We also discuss this year’s reader’s choice picks.
And we finish up the episode by talking about Shef, a startup that helps cooks make an incoming selling homemade food to their community. The company is especially interested in helping immigrants make ends meet amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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