New Restaurants and Sanford's 30th Anniversary on This Bites

The culinary podcast featuring 88Nine’s Tarik Moody and MilMag’s Ann Christenson talking about all things dining-related.

On the very latest This Bites – on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee – we look ahead to a few restaurant openings, including Pupuseria Los Angeles, which will specialize in the Salvadoran delicacy known as the pupusa (a griddle-cooked flatbread made from masa harina). It’s wonderful topped with a cabbage relish called curtido. The pupuseria is targeted to open in early 2020.

In spring of 2020, the owners of Le Reve Patisserie & Café will open their cooking school, also located in the village of Wauwatosa. Troquet, as the school is named, will offer its first classes in March 2020. We’ll tell you a little about what’s already scheduled. 

In honor of Sanford Restaurant’s 30th anniversary, the East Side institution is doing two nights of celebratory meals, and founder Sandy D’Amato is expected to return as a guest chef. The six-course dinners are December 9 and 10. Reserve your spot now at 414-276-9608. 

We also have a couple of events to tell you about, including Milwaukee’s Largest Bloody Mary Party at Great Lakes Distillery on Nov. 17 and the Sweat Treats & Cocktails event at West Allis Cheese & Sausage on Nov. 21. 

Listen to “New Places, Bloody Marys, Sweet Treats, 30 Years of Sanford and more.” 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.