172 episodes

Get hungry. On the FoodCrush podcast, OnMilwaukee Dining Editor Lori Fredrich and Culture Editor Matt Mueller tackle the ins and outs of dining, food facts, interesting ingredients and myriad topics related to food and beverage. Expect smart talk, lively debate and plenty of fascinating conversations with some of the scene’s most interesting people.

FoodCrush OnMilwaukee

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    • 4.6 • 26 Ratings

Get hungry. On the FoodCrush podcast, OnMilwaukee Dining Editor Lori Fredrich and Culture Editor Matt Mueller tackle the ins and outs of dining, food facts, interesting ingredients and myriad topics related to food and beverage. Expect smart talk, lively debate and plenty of fascinating conversations with some of the scene’s most interesting people.

    Wisconsin’s Miijim to contribute to Indigenous food renaissance

    Wisconsin’s Miijim to contribute to Indigenous food renaissance

    Around the country, restaurants led by Native chefs are reimagining what “American” food means. In doing so, they are also reclaiming an important culinary culture that has been long buried and inaccessible, even to Native people. In the Midwest, that includes folks like Sean Sherman, founder of The Sioux Chef, Owamni and the Indigenous Food Lab in Minneapolis. But it also includes up-and-comers like Bryce Stevenson, a native of Red Cliff, Wisconsin who also happens to have deep ties to Milwa...

    • 1 hr 15 min
    14 seats: The making of 1033

    14 seats: The making of 1033

    What goes into building a restaurant? This week we’re sitting down with hospitality veteran Rob Levin, co-owner of 2A Wine Merchants and the forthcoming 1033 restaurant to find out more about the inspiration behind the 14-seat restaurant.During our chat, Levin shares his vision for 1033, the thinking behind the design of the restaurant and the elements of the restaurant’s menu, created by Chef Justin Carlisle of Ardent. We also delve deeply into the topic of hospitality, answering questions l...

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Behind the scenes with Samantha Mitchell of SamanthaStarr Events

    Behind the scenes with Samantha Mitchell of SamanthaStarr Events

    It was 2016 when Samantha Mitchell took the initiative to plan her first events under the moniker SamanthaStarr Events. At the time, the public relations and marketing graduate was working full time for a local nonprofit and pursuing her passion for events planning on the side. Six years later, Mitchell is taking an entrepreneurial leap and leaving the comfort of her day job to pursue her events company full time. We sat down with Mitchell to chat about her entrepreneurial journey, the w...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    A fresh take on Indian fare with author Ruta Kahate of “6 Spices, 60 Dishes”

    A fresh take on Indian fare with author Ruta Kahate of “6 Spices, 60 Dishes”

    Indian fare has long been seen as complex and time-consuming. And certainly, there are many dishes that require special techniques, a laundry list of spices and more time than your average American home cook might wish to spend cooking. Fortunately, there are easy ways to create simple, fresh Indian dishes that are also big on taste.This week, we're talking to Chef Ruta Kahate, owner of Ruta's restaurant and author of "6 Spices, 60 Dishes," a brand new cookbook which showcases myriad options ...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Rethinking zero proof at The Counter Day Bar

    Rethinking zero proof at The Counter Day Bar

    Recent years have brought forth a shift in the culture surrounding bars, cocktails and attitudes toward drinking (and not drinking). And it has created an increased interest in low-proof and no-proof cocktail options.This week on the podcast, we’re talking with Zoe Lomenzo of The Counter Day Bar, a beverage destination that specializes in zero proof offerings. Not unlike its sister business, Discourse, The Counter Day Bar aspires to break the usual molds and exceed expectations for no-proof c...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Popping the cork with Thelma Carol Wine Merchants

    Popping the cork with Thelma Carol Wine Merchants

    From its vintage library aesthetic to the selection of wine, spirits and tobacco on the shelves, there’s nothing ordinary about Thelma Carol Wine Merchants, one of the newest retail shops in the Cream City.This week we’re sitting down with proprietors Rebecca Button and Jerel Hall to chat about their journey to wine, the inspiration behind their shop and their perspectives on the ever-evolving world of wine. Along the way, we chat about natural wine, the work being done at American Wine Proje...

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

mollycatfive ,

Huge Thank you !

I adore this podcast ... special thank you for having Chef Luke Zahm on the cast ... if you haven’t traveled to the driftless region and checked out the area .. DO IT .. not only is it beautiful but it also has the largest areas of organic farming in our state. The people and the food in this region of our state is off the charts awesome.

Julesndairyland ,

Hosts talk way too much!

Milwaukee deserves better than these two people doing a self-serving job of interviewing local hospitality professionals. I’m not here to listen to the hosts to ramble incessantly. I want to listen to the guests! Less is more. Also enunciate as you interview people. The ThelmaCarol episode was particularly frustrating to listen to.

grandma6! ,

Food crush

I want to like this podcast- love on milwaukee.com - but just to long - lose interest after 45min- 1 hour
Love listening to milwaukee area food venues!

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