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Spoils From the Soil
Braise Restaurant's new Sunday Suppers, and spring's culinary tug.


                                            Photo by Adam Ryan Morris


Sunday Night Light
You haven’t heard too much about Braise yet, have you? The December 2011 opener is getting plenty of press. The latest news from the Walker’s Point restaurant that supports Wisconsin farms is that it’s serving its first Sunday Supper later this month – March 25, to be exact. The idea behind this monthly supper is to put a local farm’s assets on display. So, the first supper is featuring ingredients from Plymouth’s Springdale Farm. (For more about Springdale, click here.) The meal at Braise is three courses served family style. The entrée? Suckling pig. The beer pairing? Booyah from Milwaukee Brewing Company. Cost: $55 per person, which includes one glass of wine or beer. (1101 S. Second St.) Sun, March 25, one seating – at 6 p.m. Call 414-212-8843 for a reservation.

What's in the Box?
Is that a box of fresh produce, or are my eyes deceiving me? As daylight savings time approaches – and bulbs begin to pop out of the ground – a gentle voice from afar crows "CSA"! What? Community Supported Agriculture. Yes, it's a talking bird. But don't mind that. Today there’s still snow on the ground. But summer is coming… eventually. You’ll get the 411 on buying directly from a farm at the upcoming Local Farmer Open House. How to sign up, which farms to join, what it means for the local economy. Those are things the event promises to cover. In addition, you can take a workshop like pastry chef Annie Wegner LeFort’s "Cooking From Your CSA Box." The event is free, but a couple of local food trucks – including Tigerbite – will sell their various prepared foods. Held at Urban Ecology Center in Riverside Park (1500 E. Park Place). March 17, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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