This Bites: Bourdain Tribute, and Father’s Day Dining

Plus, help bring a growing awareness to kids about where their food comes from.

On the June 15 episode of This Bites on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, the week after the death of culinary travel writer Anthony Bourdain, Tarik Moody and I discuss the celebrity chef’s pop cultural impact and the ways in which we were personally affected by his work.

On a more uplifting note, if you need a catalyst to start kids eating and cooking healthy foods, the YMCA of Greater Waukesha County is offering some specialty day camps for kids ages 7 to 13 that might inspire future chefs, or at least more knowledgeable young consumers. They include Farm to Table, where campers learn where their food comes from and how to make healthy choices when it comes to eating.  

Do you need a few last-minute Father’s Day suggestions? Call now for a reservation for Pops at Bass Bay Brewhouse in Muskego for brunch. (The food hearty and delectable.) For a cookout atmosphere, the Bavarian Bierhaus in Glendale is holding a special Picnic in Old Heidelberg Park on June 17, featuring burgers, rotisserie chicken and live music. Does your dad crave a good steak? Treat him to a ribeye at Palmer’s Steakhouse in Hartland, or one of the restaurant’s many other cuts of meat.


Listen to “June 15th – Remembering Anthony Bourdain, YMCA culinary camps & Father’s Day events” 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.