Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Celebrating the Arrival of Edible Milwaukee: Launch Party & Friendraiser

This just in: we have only about 40 tickets left to our event tomorrow night. We want to pack Great Lakes Distillery to capacity and bring this city together around food. Therefore, we've decided to uphold the promo codes indefinitely and not increase the ticket price at the door. 

The CODE "EMKE15" gets you a $35 ticket.... until we're sold out.
MKEfoodies and Milwaukee - Food for Thought are proud to announce the Edible Milwaukee Launch Party and Friendraiser, which will will take place Saturday, May 18th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Great Lakes Distillery, 616 W. Virginia St, in Milwaukee’s Fifth Ward.

“As food lovers, we are honored to stand behind an organization whose mission is so firmly situated in the local food arena, and whose aspirations include a commitment to clean, just food,” says Paul Fredrich, co-founder of MKEfoodies. “As Milwaukeeans, we’re even more excited about the evolution of our city's food scene and are really excited to welcome a publication like Edible that aims to tell the story from an alternative angle.”

The event will feature Milwaukee-area restaurants and food producers, giving guests a taste of some of the best food and drink our city has to offer. Participants include:
  • Atomic Chocolate
  • Buckley's Restaurant and Bar
  • Chef Gregory Leon
  • Harvest Cafe - Watertown
  • Martha's Pimento Cheese
  • Maxie's
  • The National Cafe and Catering
  • Odd Duck
  • Sazama's
  • Wolf Peach
  • Valentine Coffee
  • and more.
A cash bar will be available, thanks to the talented staff at Great Lakes Distillery.

Thi Cao and Nell Benton, Milwaukee chefs and co-founders of Milwaukee - Food for Thought, underscore that the publication is an indication that Milwaukee is ready for a serious step forward when it comes to food.

“We are really excited about the establishment of Edible Milwaukee. The enthusiastic support of area chefs and restaurants just goes to show that the Milwaukee food scene is becoming more serious about  the importance of sourcing locally and sustainably. We feel that this publication will be a great resource for the culinary community.”

In addition to local food and drink offerings, guests will have an opportunity to bid on silent auction items from Alice’s Garden, Atomic Chocolates and Times Square Pizza, Braise, CityTins, Indulgence Chocolatiers, Marcus Hotels, Nueske’s, Rishi Tea, Skylight Theater, Stone Creek Coffee, Wellspring, and other local companies and artisans.

Tickets for the fund-raiser, which are $50 in advance, can be purchased online. A limited number of tickets will also be available for $75 at the door.
Eventbrite - Edible Milwaukee Magazine Launch Party and Friendraiser


ALL proceeds will benefit Edible Milwaukee’s mission: to amplify Milwaukee's achievements to food fans locally and nationwide; to highlight the unique cultural makeup of the city and pay homage to each group's contributions to our foodscape; and to honor Milwaukee's historical food traditions, whether they are in the past or being revitalized by new producers.

2 comments:

  1. The proceeds for this are going to benefit Edible Milwaukee's mission. Are these proceeds going to Edible Milwaukee? Is Edible Milwaukee a non-profit?

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    1. Mark - Thanks for your inquiry. The proceeds from this event are going to Edible Milwaukee. They are not a non-profit; however, these funds will assist them in establishing a firm financial foundation as they move forward.

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