On this week’s edition, we talk about the new rice crispies treats shop in West Allis, the return of Riverwest diner Wonderland, Teens Grow Greens chef dinner, Heirloom MKE, a sushi food truck at Zocalo, a new Cuban restaurant and Ann’s interview with the founder of Diverse Dining, Emerald Mills.
Let’s face it, 2020 bites. At least there are only a few months left of this dumpster fire of a year. Hey, what else could go wrong right?
But a new spot specializing in rice crispy treats aims to help bring a little joy and sweetness to this bitter year. On Sept. 30, Carrie’s Crispies opened its brand new storefront in West Allis at 7133 W. Becher St.
Prior to that, you could find their delightful treats at various locations like West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe and Blum Coffee Garden. Now, you select from a rotation of more than 20 flavors out of over 100 flavors they make, like Chocolate Reaper, Blue Moon, Habanero Berry, Strawberry, Poppin’ Cotton Candy and more.
Teens Grow Greens Chef’s Dinner: Chopped Edition Offers Chance to Cook at Home
From the press release:
Streaming Thursday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m., three Teen/Celebrity Chef teams will create and cook a meal each with the same secret ingredients while viewers at home watch and then vote on winners based on plating and presentation by donating to their favorite team. Viewers can cook at home alongside the teams by registering, pre-ordering and picking up a Mystery Ingredient Box from the Outpost Natural Foods of their choice.
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Celebrity Chefs include Jesus Gonzalez of Zócalo and Mazorca Tacos partnering with 16-year-old Alex, Alexa and Matt Alfaro of Meat on the Street Filipino food partnering with Kyla, age 15, and Jarvis Williams who has worked with some of Milwaukee’s most establish dining brands and is partnering with Jose, age 15.
Register here. Confirmation emails will include a link for home chefs to order Mystery Ingredient Boxes by October 4 and available for pick up at Outpost Natural Foods Oct. 21 and 22. There will be a choice of meat and or vegetarian option.
Voter donations will be split between Teens Grow Greens and the Chefs. Funds raised will help Teens Grow Greens expand its internship and apprenticeship opportunities to Teens on the north and south sides of Milwaukee. Teens Grow Greens’ motto is “Learn. Grow. Go” and the nonprofit provides paid internships, summer mentorships and graduate support.
Riverwest’s diner Wonderland returns
One of my favorite spots to grab a bite is back! Wonderland has re-opened after it closed at the end of March due to the pandemic. However, the diner isn’t the same as you remember. It has become Wonerland a Go Go. We talk about the change of concept in the podcast above.