Sherman Phoenix is hosting a free food festival on Sunday

Sherman Phoenix is hosting a free food festival on Sunday

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Each week on Radio Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine dining critic Ann Christenson and 88Nine’s resident foodie Tarik Moody discuss Milwaukee’s culinary and restaurant culture on This Bites.

On this week’s edition of This Bites, we have a roundup of places offering Easter meals, an update on a new menu from Flour Girl + Flame, and news about a new spot coming to Crossroads Collective. Plus we have a deep discussion about saki.

But first we kick off the episode by talking about a free food festival that will be held at Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave. on Sunday, March 28. From noon to 5 p.m., more than 20 women-owned businesses will be giving away food to people in need.

The event is made possible by an $80,000 grant from World Central Kitchen, and is organized by Caitlin Cullen of The Tandem.

Here’s the full list of vendors — and it is truly impressive.

SkyDine Catering
Pacific Orient
Baked Dreams Creations
Rise + Grind
Hue Vietnamese
Meat on the Street
Flour Girl + Flame
The National Cafe
Sauce + Spice Pizza
Confectionately Yours
The Pasta Tree
Birch + Butcher
Delicious Bites
My Family Roots Catering
Buffalo Boss
Strange Town
Soul Brew
Juice Kitchen

DJ DripSweat will be providing the music.

Ruta’s brings Indian cuisine to Crossroads Collective

The Crossroads Collective food hall will welcome an Indian cafe in April. It’s called Ruta’s, and it will “serve soups, sandwiches, bowls and baked goods, many with a ‘lively, fresh, Indian twist,'” Milwaukee Magazine reports. It’ll be replacing Frida, which closed earlier this month.

It’ll be operated by owner Ruta Kahate and her husband Neville Desouza, and although a menu isn’t available yet, it’s expected to focus on fresh and healthy options, with sweets and vegan dishes available, too.

Hear us talk about all that and more on this week’s episode.

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