This week, as it is every week on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s This Bites, the culinary world is our oyster. Tarik and I start our podcast with a subject near and dear to Tarik’s heart ‒ Korean cuisine. We talk through the options available at the “traditional” Korean Sunday dinner at the Third Ward’s Char’d restaurant. Tarik professes his love for galbi tang (beef short ribs soup), one of the dishes served on Sundays.
Next, we make a detour to Delta Diner, near Iron River, Wisconsin. Besides making their diner a retro destination for burgers and blue plate omelets, the owners operate the Chicken Shack and Tin Tap House, which specializes in jerk chicken and accompaniments like fry bread and callaloo, a Caribbean vegetable dish. The shack is open Friday-Sunday. It certainly sounds like there’s a light at the end of that long drive from Milwaukee.
A hotel renovation in Menomonee Falls is the catalyst for Waterlin Coffee Bar & Bistro, which is expected to open in October. The menu focus is on classic comfort food. I’ll tell you more about that. And Little Duck Kitchen, the little sister of Bay View’s Odd Duck. Little Duck will host a two-night Harvest Dinner, Sept. 14-15, that offer eight courses and combines the talents of chefs Ross Bachhuber (co-owner of Odd Duck) and Cole Ersel, culinary director of 3Floyds Brewing & Distilling and the former chef of the late Wolf Peach in Brewers Hill.