Milwaukee Cocktail Week is more than just cocktails

Milwaukee Cocktail Week is more than just cocktails

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Each Friday at 8am on 88Nine, Milwaukee Magazine’s dining critic, Ann Christenson, and 88Nine foodie Tarik Moody discuss Milwaukee’s culinary and restaurant culture.

This week on This Bites, we talk about three featured dinners during Milwaukee Cocktail Week. We also had a discussion about Silver City’s International Food and Art Walk, Beet Street Harvest Festival; and Hunger Task Force Fundraiser featuring small plates from a variety of Milwaukee restaurants.

Listen to the podcast below.

Milwaukee Cocktail Week

Milwaukee Cocktail Week begins on Sep 26 and ends on Oct 2. Besides the various cocktail-focus events, there will be several dinners.

BBQ & Bourbon Pop-up @ Gypsy Taco featuring Iron Grate BBQ

Iron Grate BBQ takes over Gypsy Taco’s truck (Patio of Boone & Crockett) for the night in this pop-up BBQ & Bourbon dinner event to kick off Milwaukee Cocktail Week!

Enjoy some of Milwaukee’s best BBQ and sip some bourbon and cocktails featuring Jim Beam Bourbon starting at 5:30pm and lasting until they run out of BBQ!

Glenmorangie Scotch Dinner @ Bacchus

As part of Milwaukee Cocktail Week and in conjunction with Badger Wine and Spirits, Bacchus is excited to offer a unique single malt and cocktail dinner, featuring selected offerings from the Glenmorangie family of fine single malt scotch whisky. Each selection will be showcased on its own, to let the purest expression of the spirit shine, as well as in craft cocktails of our own concoction to highlight the versatility and creativity inherent in a product so “unnecessarily well made.”

This high achieving whisky has won more ‘Gold Best in Class’ awards over the last five years than any other single malt Scotch whisky from the International Wine and Spirits Competition. Find out for yourself why Glenmorangie has been the best-selling single malt in Scotland almost continuously since 1983.

The “Get Low” Dinner @ Goodkind

Goodkind continues their MKECW tradition of hosting one of our popular cocktail dinners with a 5-coursed dinner featuring low-ABV cocktails (session cocktails, aperitifs, digestifs).

This dinner is $100 / person (plus gratuity).

Goodkind’s dinner is always extremely popular (and delicious), and will likely sell out fast! RSVP directly with the restaurant. Details below.

Where: Goodkind – 2457 S Wentworth Ave
When: Wednesday, Sep 28th at 6:30pm (reception cocktail), plates drop at 7pm.
RSVP: (414) 763-4706

Straying from the Path: Re-Imagined Classics 5-Course Cocktail Dinner @ Dandan

On a roll since opening in July, Dandan is excited to announce a special dinner highlighting their drink program as part of Milwaukee’s Cocktail Week and featuring the spirits of Milwaukee’s own Twisted Path Distillery.

Join us of this very special dinner on Thursday, September 29th starting at 6:30 pm. Composed of Prohibition era food with a modern approach paired to re-imagined classic cocktails, the five-course dinner is $100 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Seating is limited to just twenty guests for this special dinner. RSVP with Dandan: (414) 488-8036

Straying From the Path: Re-Imagined Classics
Dandan & Twisted Path Distillery
September 29, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

$100 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity

Silver City International Food and Art Walk 

Saturday, September 24th, 2016
12:00-5:00pm
West National Avenue
(between 33rd St. and 35th St.)

LBWN and Presenting Event Sponsor, Joy Global invite you to the 5th Annual International Food and Art Walk on Saturday, September 24th from 12:00pm-5:00pm in the Silver City Neighborhood along West National Avenue between South 33rd Street and South 35th Street.

This fun festival celebrates the cultural diversity of the Silver City neighborhood through food, the arts, and music! Nearly 2,000 neighbors and visitors traveled the world along West National Avenue between South 33rd and 35th street last year and sampled ethnic cuisine from countries spanning the globe while also enjoying live art performances, free live music, free activities for kids and displays from local businesses.

Hunger Task Force Fundraiser on Oct. 3 at Easy Tyger

Join Easy Tyger for a fall harvest benefit for Hunger Task Force! Enjoy a night of great food with six of the top restaurants in Milwaukee, all gathering at Easy Tyger on Brady Street. Chefs from Wolf Peach, Hinterland, Karl Ratzchs, Maxies, Buckleys and Carnevor are all coming together to use their talents for a great cause. The event and tastings start at 6:00 p.m., featuring tasting booths and full bar.

Tickets are $50 and are available at Easy Tyger, located 1230 E. Brady Street. Call (414) 226-6640 for full details.

Beet Street Harvest Fest on Oct. 15 in Bay View

On October 15, Goodkind, Palomino and Cactus Club present the Beet Street Harvest Festival, a gathering that is in its first year. Spreading across Wentworth and Potter streets, the fest will have all the good stuff: food, music, drinks. Goodkind and Palomino will have you covered. Beet Street Festival will also host the Great Midwestern Pie Championship.