Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Milwaukee James Beard Nominees to Cook at Home & Garden Show

Chef Justin Aprahamian - Sanford
The REALTORS Home & Garden Show,which runs March 23-April 1,features more than 10,000 square feet of garden, nursery, landscaping, sculpture and fountain displays from the area's top professionals.

Patrons can also enjoy daily cooking demonstrations by experienced chefs as they share their cooking pointers, easily duplicated recipes and so much more at the Outdoor Cooking Patio.

This year’s Cooking Patio at the Home & Garden Show will feature top-notch Milwaukee chefs, including all three of the Milwaukee James Beard semifinalists for best chef in the Midwest!



Chef Jan Kelly - Meritage
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James Beard Nominees:  April 1, 2012 at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wine & Dine Cooking Patio
  • Justin Aprahamian, Sanford, 11 a.m.
  • Jan Kelly, Meritage, 1 p.m.
  • Dan Van Rite, Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub, 3 p.m.

Other notable restaurant chefs conducting demonstrations include:
  • Daniel Jacobs, Roots Restaurant and Cellar
  • Mitchell Ciohon, sabor brazilian churrascaria and Beta by sabor,
  • Justin Carlisle, Umami Moto
  • Nick Burki & Chris Hatleli, Coquette CafĂ©
  • Natalia Radicevich, Old Town Serbian Gourmet House,
  • Jason Gorman, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, March 25, 1 p.m.
  • Thi Kao, Buckley’s Restaurant and Bar
  • Mitchell Wakefield, Tess
[Access the full schedule here]
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Dan Van Rite - Hinterland
The show will also feature presentations by leading beverage experts from Alterra Coffee and Bittercube Bitters.
  • George Bregar, director of coffee at Alterra Coffee Roasters, will be at the show to share different ways to brew coffee at home to make the best cup possible (“Perfecting Your Coffee at Home”) and answer questions, such as, Is it OK to freeze coffee? or Are the brown filters better to use? 
  • Ira Koplowitz, seasoned mixologist and co-founder of Bittercube, will explain what bitters are, how to use them and share recipes and secrets to cocktail success.

The 2012 REALTORS Home & Garden Show
State Fair Park, Wisconsin Exposition Center, 8200 W. Greenfield, Ave., West Allis 
Friday, March 23, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 25, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, March 26 & Tuesday, March 27, closed
Wednesday, March 28 & Thursday, March 29, 4 – 9 p.m.
Friday, March 30, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, April 1, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Regular admission is $8 for adults and free for children 12 and under.
Beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29, free parking at State Fair Park will be offered to the first 500 visitors each day (Free Parking sponsored by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).

March Event: MKEfoodies Graffito Experience

Please join us for a gorgeous river view, great conversation, and delicious food at Ryan Braun's Graffito!

Happy Hour specials will include $5 Martinis, $2 domestic bottles of beer, $3 import bottles of beer, and $5 small plates. Additionally, Chef Dane Baldwin will be preparing a variety of complimentary small plates for you to enjoy!

Suggested $5 donation at the door will go to support the Milwaukee Urban League

Ryan Braun's Graffito
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Take advantage of street parking near the venue, or make use of Graffito's valet parking services.

Eventbrite - The #MKEfoodies Graffito Experience