On this week’s edition of This Bites, we’re talking about Mother’s Day, and all the local restaurants offering curbside options. Then we talk about farmer’s markets that are opening this weekend and a Facebook group that supports farms. We also discuss a virtual beer festival and the return of Foundation tiki bar, and share our cookbook of the week. And, of course, we update you on what we’ve been cooking lately, including Ann’s creative use of vegetables and cheese.
For Milwaukee Magazine, Ann has a roundup of restaurants offering special curbside meals, including take-and-bake brunches and dinners. There are some really cool ones: Buckley’s has picnic basket featuring honey baked ham with mustard sauce, cheesy scalloped potatoes and Bibb lettuce salad with carrot-ginger. All the components are made in advance and you can reheat them at home.
Cavas, a tapas restaurant that opened just before the stay-at-home order, is offering a three-course dinner for a family of four, featuring two bottles of wine. The items include a mixed-greens salad with garbanzo beans, house-roasted red peppers and Spanish olives and Spanish vermouth vinaigrette; paella mixta with meats and seafood and egg custard flan.
Merriment Social’s family spread includes slow-roasted prime rib with whipped potatoes, maple roasted carrots, chopped salad, smoked whitefish deviled eggs and for desert a vanilla chiffon cake with whipped white chocolate ganache. And those are just a few of your options. Check out Milwaukee Magazine for the full list — there are more then two dozen of them.
Farmer’s markets reopen
Farmer’s markets are considered essential businesses under the Safer at Home order, and two of them are opening this week: Fondy Food Market and the West Allis Farmer’s Market. And they’re both posting special safety guidelines to help protect customers, encouraging them to wear masks and to limit their handling of the produce.
Speaking of farmers, farmers are hurting right now. There are a lot of people looking to buy from farms who might now know how, but there’s a Facebook group that helps connect them with local farmers with goods for sales. It’s called Farm Direct Wisconsin, and it features all kinds of produce and meats. If you’re looking for eggs and soup bones, you’ll find some really affordable ones that are likely better than what you can find at most grocery stores. It’s a very active Facebook group.
Hear us talk about all this and more on this week’s episode below.
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