This Bites: Essential Summer Dining Guide

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

Tarik Moody and I have a lot to talk about on this week’s This Bites culinary podcast on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, starting with the cover story of Mil Mag’s July issue. It’s all about summer dining, and that includes patios, food trucks and seasonal drinks and plates. Tarik and I talk about a few favorite outdoor dining spaces and how I approached researching and writing the story. You’ll learn more about that on This Bites. 

Also, now that it is officially summer, you might be thinking of heading to the lakefront. This year, a new food operator is handling the concessions at the Bradford Beach House. The business is called The Dock, and the food ranges from fried pierogis to chips and guacamole, from burgers and tacos to panini and wraps. The Dock also serves a full menu of cocktails. We also talk more about the nitty-gritty (The Dock’s hours, etc.) and a few other things happening, from a food perspective, on the lakefront. 

And this year, for the first time, I headed to Summerfest specifically to eat. This was Day 1 of our annual music festival and my purpose was to find the most edible food. Tarik and I delve into that, and I also wrote about it for this website as well

Listen to “Eat Alfresco, New Bradford Beach Dining, Summerfest Eats” 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.