This Bites: Food Predictions for 2019

The weekly culinary podcast featuring Mil Mag’s Ann Christenson and 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s Tarik Moody

Tarik Moody and I take on 2019 by tackling some of the national food predictions for 2019 and making some of our own. And... we mention the trends we’re tired of seeing. That’s on the latest This Bites on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

In other news, Umami Moto is coming back. When the 3rd Street Market Hall opens in late 2019, it will include the sushi joint (known for its old Milwaukee Street location) Umami Moto as one of the 20-plus vendors. 

And pop-ups are so prevalent now that we no longer need to explain what they are. But the reason for the pop-up is evolving. Tarik and I talk about a pretty cool one. The Elevated Chef is the brainchild of the nonprofit Exploit No More, created to address the problem of human trafficking in Milwaukee. They’re doing a pop-up on Sat. January 26 at Blue’s Egg to test dishes for their food truck, called The Elevated Chef, set to debut in summer 2019.   

And finally, Bay View’s 10-year-old Cafe Centraal is undergoing a bit of a redux. Renamed Centraal Grand Cafe & Tappery and closed until early February, it will offer 70 drinks on tap, and that includes nonalcoholic offerings, as well as beer, wine and cocktails. Chef Thomas Hauck (former owner of c. 1880) is also adding some “loaded” street food to the menu. Hear more about this in our segment.

Listen to “Jan 4th – Elevated Chef, Umami Moto and Food Trends of 2019” on Spreaker.



Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.