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FoodCrush

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Get hungry.On the FoodCrush podcast, OnMilwaukee Food & Dining Writer 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 tal...Show More
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1:16:56 | Aug 28th

In this week’s podcast, we talk with Colin Plant, owner of Canni Hemp Co., a boutique retail shop in Walker’s Point and Chef Mitch Ciohon of Snack Boys, Taco Moto and Burger Moto about the CBD phenomenon.

1:03:12 | Aug 22nd

This week on the podcast, we chat with Chris Roepke, third generation owner of Nite Owl Drive-in, an old-school joint that’s been serving up burgers, ice cream, malts and shakes since 1948.
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1:19:58 | Aug 14th

On this week’s podcast, we talk face-to-face with Meredith Leigh about some of the tough questions facing our food system including elitism in the food movement, food justice, women in butchery and the role of empathy in farming and raising livestock...Show More

1:16:16 | Aug 7th

From her fortuitous meeting with original Lovino Sangria owners Jamie and Erica Zdroik, to her journey in recreating the flavors of the latent sangria brand with the help of Craig Fletcher of Mona Rose Winery in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, we’ll explore ...Show More

1:15:42 | Jul 31st

Melanie Manuel shares her thoughts on restaurant ownership, the inspiration behind her approach to plant-based fare, her success in making vegan food accessible to customers and her thoughts on the increased popularity of plant-based proteins like th...Show More

1:10:12 | Jul 24th

On this week’s podcast, we talk with Dane Baldwin, chef and owner of The Diplomat about his passion for food and his journey to becoming a chef.

1:07:47 | Jul 17th

In this episode, we chat with Peaches Seguin and Colleen Santner of Una Cafe about creating a bar culture in which customers feel safe and welcome.

1:15:30 | Jul 10th

Maggie Joos talks about her journey to starting her own business, the inspiration behind Real Good Life and the day-to-day realities of balancing entrepreneurism and family.

1:16:46 | Jun 27th

In this week’s podcast, we talk with Door Co. Brewing founder John McMahon about his journey from Texas to Wisconsin and his evolution from a career in technology to heading up one of Wisconsin’s most creative beer brands.

1:14:00 | Jun 19th

In this week’s podcast, Jacobs talks candidly about his diagnosis, the challenges of living with a disease about which so little is known, and the deeply personal impact it’s had on his life and work.

1:09:56 | Jun 12th

We consulted with Megan Mares, Trade Brewer for MillerCoors about the changing beer landscape.

1:12:16 | Jun 5th

During this week's podcast, we chat with Chef Miles Borghgraef about the origins of his identity as a Deadhead, the albums and songs that rock his world and the ways in which the Grateful Dead have managed to influence his life and work in the restau...Show More

1:28:24 | May 31st

On this week’s podcast, we talk with AJ Dixon, chef and owner of Bay View’s Lazy Susan, about her day-to-day life as a female chef, mother and business owner.

1:11:23 | May 22nd

In this episode, we chat with Mark Maciejewski and Jeff Marquardt of Milwaukee Sausage Co. about what makes sausages such a quintessential part of the Midwestern diet.

53:02 | May 15th

On this week’s podcast we talk with Nikki Barr, a Kettle Range Meats employee and young farmer who raises heritage breed Kunekune pigs (pronounced “cooney cooney”) at Pike Creek Meats, a small-scale 10-acre farm at Somers Farm and Prairie, an innovat...Show More

59:46 | May 8th

In this episode of FoodCrush, Dreibelbis shares his insights about the fierce competition, what it takes to compete and what the experience means to the career of a young chef.

52:30 | May 1st

Join us as we explore the riches of the Hawaiian islands with David Lau and Guy Roeseler, owners of Ono Kine Grindz.

1:12:42 | Apr 24th

We chat with Alexa and Matthew Alfaro of Meat on the Street about the unique flavors inherent to Filipino fare, the recipes they grew up eating and the challenges of introducing unfamiliar flavors and dishes to their customers.

1:15:02 | Apr 17th

In this episode, we chat with Chef John Korycki of Harbor House in Milwaukee about how restaurants source the freshest of seafood, even in the landlocked Midwest.

1:10:28 | Apr 10th

In this episode we talk to hospitality entrepreneur and marketing consultant Wes Shaver about his winding journey to restaurant ownership.

51:46 | Apr 3rd

In this episode, we chat with Katie Wessel, the expert baker behind Milwaukee Pretzel Co., makers of the city's most authentic German pretzels.

1:11:48 | Mar 27th

In this episode of FoodCrush, we sit down with Dye to discuss his background, his motivation for taking on the curation of historic bars and the challenges he faces in keeping those spots alive.

57:22 | Mar 20th

In this week's podcast, we talk with Doug MacKenzie and Jason Neu, owners of SoulBoxer Cocktail Co.

52:32 | Mar 13th

In this two-part episode, we chat with Beermaster Kim Bell and Beverage Director Ileana Rivera of Lowlands Group about brewing history and the major role females have played.

58:26 | Mar 13th

In this two-part episode, we chat with Beermaster Kim Bell and Beverage Director Ileana Rivera of Lowlands Group about brewing history and the major role females have played.

1:09:46 | Mar 6th

Michael Vitucci shares stories about growing up in a bar family, insights on the ever-changing East Side and thoughts on designing a great bar experience.

1:07:59 | Feb 27th

On this week's podcast, we chat with Kristine Hansen, author of a brand new book, "The Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook."

49:04 | Feb 20th

We took the plunge and consulted with a cooperative veteran, Pam Mehnert of Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative to chat co-ops: what they are, why they're relevent... and, most importantly, why they're cool.

1:04:10 | Feb 13th

We chat with Scott McCowan, the new owner of Soup Otzie's, about his unexpected transition to owning a soup restaurant.

1:29:12 | Jan 23rd

In this episode of FoodCrush, we delve into the world of craft cocktails with longtime bartenders and Bittercube founders Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz.

1:04:36 | Jan 9th

We chat with restaurant owners Chef Gregory Leon and Orry Leon about the pros and cons of online reviews and how they can help or hurt — local restaurants.

1:00:42 | Jan 2nd

We chat with Val Lucks, head pie maker and owner of Honeypie Cafe, Palomino and Smallpie about her life as a pie-obsessed baker.

1:01:28 | Dec 26th, 2018

Today we chat with Chef Gregg Des Rossier of Tochi about the lure of ramen. He'll share tidbits about life as a ramen chef, chat about his travels to Japan and what makes a great bowl of ramen.

51:06 | Dec 19th, 2018

We chat with award-winning film-maker and author Ron Faiola to debunk myths and uncover hidden gems in the supper club circuit.

58:50 | Dec 5th, 2018

In this episode, co-hosts Matt Mueller and Lori Fredrich chat with service industry veteran, Joshua Wolter, about the good, the bad and the ugly in terms of great service.

53:32 | Nov 28th, 2018

On this week's podcast, we sit down with Mike Jozwik (Mushroom Mike) to pick his brain about one of the world's most indulgent foods: truffles.

42:00 | Nov 21st, 2018

In this episode we talk with James Beard Award winning Chef Justin Aprahamian of Sanford and Erik Koepnick of The Guest House about how chefs in Milwaukee give back by feeding the homeless.

1:00:08 | Nov 14th, 2018

The holidays are right around the corner, so we're on the hunt for beautiful wines to serve with holiday food.

48:04 | Nov 7th, 2018

Listen in as we go deep with local sandwich connoisseur and chef, Andrew Miller of Third Coast Provisions and Merriment Social.

40:00 | Oct 24th, 2018

We’ll talk all things fried chicken with the hilarious and forthright Caitlin Cullen, owner and chef of The Tandem.

1:07:58 | Oct 17th, 2018

Will Matt's first oyster experience be a blast? Or a bust? Find out on FoodCrush.

51:00 | Oct 10th, 2018

We chat with Milwaukee’s own Karen Bell, 2018 James Beard nominee and owner of Bavette La Boucherie, about her experience as well as her storied past and plans for the future.

46:30 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Get to know hosts Lori Fredrich and Matt Mueller a little better as they tackle some of the bigger, more important questions in life.