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 talked about the unique food offerings at this year’s Wisconsin State Fair. We also discussed the new dishes at Good City Brewery and the new Red Light Ramen Shop.
Wisconsin State Fair started this week and we talked about the various new food items that are fried and on a stick. Some new items include:
Bacon Popcorn Ball
The popcorn ball gets a new life with bacon flavoring. At Laura’s Gourmet Popcorn.
Homemade PBR beer popsicles available in flavors such as Citrus Shandy and Pabst Blue Raspberry. At Slim’s PBR Park.
Caramel Apple Hard Cider Float
For those cider lovers who have a sweet tooth! A caramel and peanut-rimmed cup with an Angry Orchard hard apple cider and 2 scoops of Cedar Crest Caramel Collision ice cream. A salty, sweet, tart refreshingly unique adult float! At Slim McGinn’s Irish Pub.
Chili-Mac Bottom Pizza
Comfort food at a State Fair Level! Completely crustless, deep-fried homemade mac n’ cheese crusted pizza! Smothered with our own loaded coffee-rubbed Wisconsin beef chili, Wisconsin cheddar cheese, serrano pepper crema, and a sprinkle of fresh chopped red onion. At Brew City.
Deep-Fried Corn on the Cob
Beer-battered, deep-fried corn on the cob is served on-a-stick. Choice of seven different seasonings. At Adeline’s Corn.
Deep-Fried Fruit On-a-Stick
From strawberries, pineapple, grapes, bananas, peaches, pears, apples, cherries; a variety of mixed fruit nestled in a feather light sweet batter and warmed to a golden brown to capture and preserve the sweetness of the natural fruit. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, cinnamon or chocolate to enjoy your warm berry pie on-a-stick! Healthy inside, fun outside! At Fried Fruit On-a-Stick.
Good City Brewery
Ann & I also discussed the amazing dishes available at Good City Brewery on the Eastside. The brewery offers dishes like maple syrup-glazed Berkshire hog belly with lentils and figs; barramundi; curry fries with garlic mayo; and char-grilled sirloin steak strips and fries.
New Red Light Ramen Shop
Finally, we talked about the new Red Light Ramen shop, which will officially open on Aug 1o right next to Ardent. Red Light Ramen became famous for their late night ramen on Friday’s and Saturday’s. The new shop will feature three types of ramen including tonkotsu style. The shop will also offer seafood in tins from Spain and Portugal and other small bites like Crab Chawanmushi, which is an egg custard dish.
Tins of seafood from Spain and Portugal with house pickles