Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Eat Local Dining: September 1-15

Dine Out and Eat Local during the
Milwaukee Eat Local Challenge!


Support locally owned restaurants while enjoying delicious locally-sourced entrees for $20 or less.  Vegetarian options are available!

Participating Restaurants:
Sample Offerings From Participating Restaurants:

Apple Pancake -- Whole wheat buttermilk pancake with spiced apples. Local Ingredients: Lonesome Stone flour, local apples, Sassy Cow milk, Yuppie Hill eggs.
Farmer's Omelette -- Today's selection of farm-fresh produce, sauteed with Yuppie Hill eggs, and folded around cheese. Local Ingredients: Produce, Eggs, Butter, Cheese

Roasted Eggplant Panini -- Slices of roasted vegetables (eggplant, tomato and red pepper), mixed greens, smoked gouda* and a tomato-red wine vinegar dressing pressed and melted inside an El Rey bolillo roll. Served with a side of house potato salad and a pickle. Local Ingredients: Produce, El Rey rolls, Growing Power, Farmer John's Cheese, Goda vinegar

Roasted Beet Salad -- standard issue. Local: Produce, Salemville Gorgonzola 

Kale and Apple -- Shredded kale, apples, chunks of aged white cheddar, and walnuts tossed in a maple-mustard vinaigrette. Local Ingredients: Produce, Kallas honey, Hook's cheese


Summer Vegetable Tart -- Caramelized onions, swiss chard and tomatoes baked into a thyme custard on a whole wheat puff pastry tart. Topped with blue cheese and served with crisp homefries. Local Ingredients: Lonesome Stone Mill, Lakefront Fixed Gear, Goda Vinegar, Produce, Cheese

Duck Crepe -- Slow roasted and shredded free-range, organic duck tossed with Saxon cheese and wrapped in a whole wheat crepe. Topped with a creamy mushroom tarragon sauce and served with mixed greens tossed in a champagne vinaigrette. Local Ingredients: Sherwood Game Farm duck, Lonesome Stone Mill, Goda Vinegar, Growing Power greens, 


"Wiscompost" Cookie -- A complicated cookie balancing a wide community of locally produced flavors (including Anodyne coffee, KP's toffee, Beans' granola, and Door County potato chips) for full-palate flavor. For ultimate indulgence, add a scoop of Purple Door ice cream. Local Ingredients -- Yuppie Hill, Anodyne, Beans and Barley, Door County Potato Chips, Karen's Toffee.

Veggie Delight Sandwich $7.39 (vegan) Avocado, Tomato, Sprouts, Homemade Tofu Spread, Flax Health Bread (Locally grown tomatoes and sprouts, homemade spread using Simple Soyman tofu, toasted Wild Flour flax bread)

Chicken Pesto Sandwich $7.39 Homemade pesto with  locally grown basil, locally grown tomatoes, grilled free range chicken breast, toasted Wild Flour multi grain bread 

Korean BBQ Chicken sandwich with sesame-ginger slaw and garlic mayo  $7

Pork Banh Mi with pickled carrot and radish, jalapeno, cucumbers, cilantro, and sriracha mayo   $7

Portobello Mushroom sandwich with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, feta, and roasted garlic   $7

A variety of lunch and dinner items for $20 or less —made with items procured locally or grown in the Lagniappe gardens!

Prixe Fix dinner for $20—includes a choice of soup or salad, a choice between two selected entrees, and dessert

Mia Famiglia -  A Celiac Certified restaurant serving farm fresh organic foods
Salmorejo / Spanish style tomato soup / egg / crispy prosciutto $7

“Rotolo” / fresh mozzarella rolled with oven dried tomato $6

Caprese /house made mozzarella / heirloom tomato / basil / E.V.O. $7

Arugula salad / pickled golden beets / prosciutto wrapped fig / bacon gorgonzola vinaigrette $11

“Bruschetta” / grilled focaccia / garden tomato / basil / garlic $6

Eggplant parmesan / fresh spaghetti / golden tomato sauce $17

Truffled quail egg and fresh house made herb ricotta ravioli / sage brown butter $3

Personal Four Meat Combo   $18.00Berkshire sausage and pulled pork, pulled chicken and sliced brisket served with your choice of sweet potato fries or skin on potato chips

BBQ Seitan Sammich  $7.75Upton’s Seitan, Growing Power arugula, red onion and House BBQ sauce served with your choice of sweet potato fries or potato chips

Lunch Special $10—includes a sandwich and your choice of soup or salad

Sponsored by Eat Local Milwaukee with support from MKEfoodies and  Slow Food WISE

Friday, August 24, 2012

Eat Local Resource Fair 2012

MKEfoodies is a proud sponsor of this year's Eat Local Resource Fair! 

What is it, you ask?
The Eat Local Resource Fair is  FREE event that provides you with all the information you need to gear up for the Eat Local Challenge (September 1-15)!

What's the Eat Local Challenge?  Read more about it.

What can you do at the Eat Local Resource Fair?

  • Buy food directly from local vendors– baked goods, meats, dairy, beverages and more.
  • Taste food from area restaurants that source their fruits, vegetables, and meats locally.  (Restaurants include Beans and Barley, Braise, Fresh Healthy Eatery & Juice Bar, Mia Famiglia, Roots Restaurant and Cellar, and Verduras Tea House & Cafe) 

  • Gather information, tips, ideas and tools to continue enjoying local foods all year long.
  • Attend a Workshop or Cooking Demo
  • Grab lunch from Jeppa Joes or MKE Localiscious food trucks!

Workshop schedule
Tips on Buying Meat Directly from Farmers
11:30 am - 12:00pmLearn from Suzanne Zipperer how you can order meat (beef, chicken, pork) and how she has organized a buying club to share it with others.

Talking local foods with Peter Sandroni, chef & owner of La Merenda Restaurant
12:15 – 12:45pm

The Flavor of Wisconsin for Kids
1:00 - 1:30 pm
Author talk and book signing (with Boswells). Terese Allen will talk about her new book: "A Feast of History, with Stories and Recipes Celebrating the Land and People of Our State" More info about book

Time-saving Tricks for Soups & More
1:45 – 2:15pm
Cooking demo with Kathy Papineau of MKE Localicious. Learn to make efficient use of your time and locally sourced ingredients to make soup and other entrees.