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Teens Grow Greens and Milwaukee chefs are teaming up

Each Friday on Radio Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine’s dining critic, Ann Christenson, and 88Nine’s foodie Tarik Moody discuss Milwaukee’s culinary and restaurant culture on This Bites. This Bites is supported by Society Insurance.

This week, we’re talking about Teens Grow Greens, the Beers Beans Burrito Brunch, a Dessert Affair and Spur 16.

Read more and listen to the whole podcast below.

Teens Grow Greens

Teens Grow Greens is a non-profit internship program where young adults grow food and most importantly, themselves.
During a nine-month paid internship, teens develop life skills through hands-on experience growing fresh ingredients.

Their vision is to grow teens who are purposeful leaders in their own lives, the lives of others, and the life of their environment.

To support the program and showcase what they've learned, the Chef's Dinner is Teens Grow Greens' annual event where the teens create, cook and serve the dinner with Milwaukee’s best chefs.  

It's being hosted by Steph Crosley, Heidi Marcelle and Robert Barnard at The Atrium with Chefs from Funky Fresh Spring Rolls, The Colour Palate, Cloud RedThe Tandem and Bougie Berries.
We're looking forward to supporting this cause at the Chef's Dinner on Thursday, May 31 where there's sure to be some creative and delicious dishes as the imaginations of the youth and the skills of professional chefs come together.

Beers Beans Burrito Brunch

The Beers Beans Burritos brunch event at Hawthorne Coffee roasters is bringing all of these together on Sunday. Raised Grain Brewing Company, Taco Moto and Hawthore are all combining forces for the hottest brunch collab of 2018 (so far).

This brunch will feature a special release of Raised Grain's Black Walnut Coffee Stout featuring Hawthore's Colombia Los Naranjos coffee. And, Taco Moto will be there to serve up some tasty breakfast burritos and breakfast tacos to go with it.

A Dessert Affair

Tomorrow at noon, you can enjoy one of the first sweet Saturday afternoons of spring along Milwaukee's lakefront with the Lake Park Bistro team for a Dessert Affair— a four-course lunch created by Pastry Chef Courtney Allison and Chef de Cuisine John Raymond paired with tastes of champagne.

The menu features a chilled strawberry and pinot noir soup, a savory blue crab, creamed spinach and mushroom filled mille-feuille pastry, brie grilled cheese, a rhubarb and pistachio roulade and more.

Spur 16

A new development called Spur 16 is coming to Mequon. It will bring "community living" to the suburbs. This is part of a national trend of these community living-style campuses popping up as a new way of suburban living, especially designed to attract millennials.

Spur 16, along with apartments and condos, is bringing community gardens as well as its own outdoor farmer's market and indoor public market. And, St. Paul Fish Co. will set up shop in a building right next to these markets in the complex. It sounds like an ideal spot for passionate foodies and localvores alike.

P.S., if you are a chef or a restaurant and have a food-related announcement or event, please send us any information or press release to

Director of Digital | Radio Milwaukee