Sprecher hopes to set a world record with its root beer float drive-thru

Sprecher hopes to set a world record with its root beer float drive-thru

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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.

Aug. 6 is National Root Beer Float Day, and to celebrate Sprecher Brewing Company and Cedar Crest Ice Cream are attempting to create a new Guinness World Record. The Wisconsin fixtures are hosting a drive-thru with free root beer floats, while following social-distancing best practices.

Sprecher says it will have the supplies to provide up to 50,000 free floats from noon to 8 p.m. at its 701 W. Glendale Ave. location. Attendees are asked to remain in their vehicles while staff brings the floats directly to their car windows. The floats are free, but attendees are encouraged to make an online donation to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin by texting FLOAT to 41444.

Photo courtesy Sprecher

We’ve also got a ton of other local restaurant news to share, including an expanded patio in the works for At Random, a “veggie pop-up” this Saturday, July 25, at Amilinda, a big move for Bay View’s Honeypie and a controversial proposed food truck ban for Downer Avenue. Plus we say goodbye to Meraki, a Walker’s Point restaurant that will close for good on Aug. 8, and discuss whether a cheap beer can be improved by putting a pickle in it.

Hear us get into all of that and more on this week’s episode below.

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