Friday, July 25, 2014

Get Your Dinner Lab Membership Now

A month ago, Dinner Lab announced their plan to double the number of cities they serve--and Milwaukee is part of this expansion! Started in August 2012 in New Orleans, Dinner Lab hosts multiple dinners with rotating chefs throughout the country.

Here’s how it works: sign up for an annual membership ($125 for Milwaukee) by July 31. This gives you access not only to the events taking place in Milwaukee, but in all Dinner Lab cities.

Dinners happen once every two to three weeks and can increase to a few times a week if there’s a demand. Half the chefs are from outside of the local market, and half will be local chefs. To add even more excitement, dinners are not held in the usual settings. Past feasts in other cities have been on rooftops and others in old warehouses. Locations are sent to ticket holders a day or two in advance of the scheduled date.

The first dinner will be on August 22 and tickets are $55. I wouldn't wait much longer to sign up and grab your tickets! Dinner Lab's Chef Danny Espinoza from Chicago will be cooking this one.

Here's a look at the menu Chef Espinoza has planned:
Anomar - Modern Mexican Cuisine

  1. Tiradito de Cobia: spiced chicharron, lemon curd, pickled grape, cilantro
  2. Ensalada de Verdolagas: purslane, beets, pepitas, requeson
  3. Tiayuda: masa flatbread, chicken carnitas, mushroom escabeche, mole
  4. Puerco en Curtido: pickled pork tenderloin, celery root al pastor, charred pineapple, tortilla puree
  5. Deep In Cider: apple mousse, cider cajeta gelee, walnut compote, cinnamon churro, tangerine gem

Friday, July 11, 2014

Kohler Festival of Beer 2014 - Slideshow

If you've never been to the Kohler Festival of Beer, you might want to set aside some time next year to attend.

This year's festival was held June 27-29 and included an amazing weekend filled with plenty of great food and beer from a host of breweries from around the nation.

Highlights included a cooking demo with author Lucy Saunders using Brenner Brewery beer, a Kohler Chocolate and Founders beer pairing class and a great event called Shorts & Chefs! Check out our photo recap!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

On the Menu: Food Picks for July

There's a ton going on in Milwaukee on any given night. Looking through the calendar, these are a few that caught our eye.

July 11
Big Night Dinning at The Chef's Table: In the Footsteps of Thomas Jefferson 

A devoted wine connoisseur, Mr. Jefferson chronicled many of his wine adventures throughout Europe. His love of wine was profound and followed him back to America where he established the first wine cellar in The White House and his beloved Virginia estate, Monticello. This specially researched menu carefully replicates wines and foods praised in Mr. Jefferson’s journals, now 225 years later.

Reception at 6 p.m.
Seating at 6:45 p.m.
$165+ for dinner and wine pairings
Limited seating available.
Menu, tickets and more information can be found at The Chef's Table website.

The Chef's Table
500 S 3rd St
Milwaukee WI 53204

July 11
Miss Beverly's Deluxe Barbeque Opening

According to a recent Instagram post, it looks like Miss Beverly's Deluxe Barbeque will be opening this Friday, July 11. Miss Beverly's is the newest family to the Bartolotta restaurant family. You can find their menu online HERE.

If you check them out this weekend, be sure to let us know what you think! Use #MKEfoodies when you tweet or post on Facebook or Instagram.

Miss Beverly's Deluxe Barbeque
5601 Broad Street
Greendale WI 53129

July 13
Reggae and Rosé Dinner at Odd Duck

We found out that there are still seats available for the first seating of the Reggae & Rosé Wine Dinner at Odd Duck this Sunday.
5 courses paired with 5 rosé wines -- Rocksteady & Reggae tunes DJ'd by the one and only Dave Monroe. Don't miss your chance for a great summer Fun Day!

Cocktails on the patio at 3 p.m.
Dinner at 3:30 p.m.
$65 per person
Reservations required - call 414-763-5881

Odd Duck
2352 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee WI 53207

July 16
Free Food Tasting at SakeTumi

Want to taste the next food specials at SakeTumi? Each of the chefs are preparing an appetizer and an entree to be considered. Enjoy a free taste of each one and then vote for your favorites. The winners will become their specials for the months of July and August. There will also be a free wine tasting at this event sponsored by General Beverage and Johnson Brothers.  The event will take place in the upstairs Buddha Lounge and will include a cash bar.

6:30 - 7:30 p.m
Limited to 70 guests
Register by sending an email to by July 14th.

714 N Milwaukee St
Milwaukee WI 53202

July 16
Paolo Conterno Wine Diner at Dream Dance Steak

Join winemaker, Giorgio Conterno of Paolo Conterno, as he details the traditions of his family’s winery and how their northwestern Italian surroundings (just west of Turin) yield world-class varietals: Grigio, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo and Barolo wines. Four generations of varietal tradition paired against five delicious courses from Dream Dance Steak.

Arrive at 6 p.m.
Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
$85 per person.
Call 414-847-7883 for reservations.

Dream Dance Steak
1721 W Canal St
Milwaukee WI 53233

July 27
Indulgence Chocolatiers Chocolate & Sangria Tasting

Friday, July 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Price: $20
To reserve your spot, call them at 414-223-0123. 

Future classes we don't want to miss include the chocolate and beer pairing with Hinterland Brewery ($20) in late August and the chocolate and scotch class ($25) in September. The full class schedule can be found at

Indulgence Chocolatiers
211 S 2nd St
Milwaukee WI 53204

Did we miss something? Tell us in the comments below. Restaurants -- if you have an event you would like us to know about, please mail us the details at