This Bites: Fish Fries Offered Everyday and Farmers Markets’ Last Hurrahs of the Season

We also talk bitters (Angostura on tap!), the happy hour at Char’d restaurant, and farmers markets.

Head into the weekend with plans for a full belly. I’m posting this edition of This Bites, as I always do, on a Friday (on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee). Some of you may be hitting a fish fry, thinking it’s your only opportunity during the week to get it. But the reality is some restaurants have added it to their daily menus. Genius, right? Tarik Moody and I talk about places where you can indulge your Milwaukee-style fry craving without waiting for Friday.

Char’d is one of Third Ward’s new restaurants. Open since May in the old Hinterland space (222 E. Erie St.), it offers Korean fusion cuisine, the highlight being various meats cooked on a hot lava stone. The weekday happy hour (4:30-6 p.m.) has a vegetarian spin, which you’ll hear about, and some intriguing cocktails. 

There’s still a few more weeks left to visit outdoor farmers markets before they close for the season. Learn which ones. Offering more longevity, West Allis Farmers Market keep going until Nov. 24, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. And starting Saturday Nov. 3, the Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market to gets underway.

We wind up This Bites with some boozy talk, including (Tarik’s favorite) Malort, as well as bitters and an interview with Bryant’s/Jazz Estate owner John Dye on


Listen to “Oct 19th – Fish Fry Everyday, Charred, Farmer’s Markets Still Open, Oyster Fest 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.