Milwaukee is currently wrapping up another Downtown Dining Week. Though the annual occurrence exists to celebrate the culinary wonders in the heart of Milwaukee, there’s no shortage of excellent restaurants, accomplished chefs, innovative concepts, and all-around tasty dishes throughout city all year long.

About a year and a half after coming on the podcast to discuss local food trends, longtime Milwaukee Magazine dining critic Ann Christenson, and 88Nine Radio Milwaukee on-air personality and accomplished amateur cook Tarik Moody join host Tyler Maas to revisit some familiar topics. Like last time, they discuss some exciting new developments in local dining, under-sung establishments, annoying fads/terms, and the city’s struggle to change its edible identity while still holding to its celebrated traditions. Ann also calls Tyler a hipster and Tarik reminds the world why he loves Real Chili.

This episode is brought to you by Surly Brewing, which is seeking farming volunteers for a Surly Gives A Damn event in Franklin on June 10, and Pridefest. Music in this episode comes courtesy of Piles (“Blue Glue”) and The Fatty Acids (“Stranger”). Subscribe to On The Record via iTunes or Stitcher (for free!).

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