Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week and the Ramifications of Karl Ratzsch Closing

On This Bites, Ann Christenson talks with Tarik Moody of 88Nine about what’s new in Milwaukee restaurants this week, including a deeper dive into the closing of Karl Ratzsch.

On the latest installment of This Bites ‒ my weekly radio segment with DJ Tarik Moody on 88 Nine Radio Milwaukee ‒ we talk the sad demise of Karl Ratzsch German restaurant and the larger ramifications of that loss.

We also discuss the Wisconsin old fashioned (and where you can learn more about it) and preview the upcoming Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week (April 17-23), now in its second year. Some 20 local restaurants are part of the event, and each is offering its own specials (no coupons needed). The restos include Irie Zulu, Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant, Pass Da Peas, Coffee Makes You Black and Daddy’s Soul Food & Grille. Listen to that segment right here!




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.