This Bites: Frozen Treats, A ‘Floating Market,’ and Sanford’s Curbside Evolution

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

On this week’s This Bites (on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee), Tarik and I offer a tip for how one way to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend – with cold comforts in the form of frozen custard, ice cream and gelato. We have a list on the Milwaukee Magazine website of places to check out if you want a treat. (And who doesn’t need a treat right now?) 

Memorial weekend is also a popular time for cookouts. Since getting all the provisions for said cookout requires a little more planning these days, what with social distancing, I put together a list of stores to buy your meat, and in many cases, all the things that go along with it. 

If you’re looking for a fun, food-related activity on Sunday, SapSap – the Racine-based Lao and Southeast Asian food business – is having a pop-up “floating market” at the Third Ward’s Lucky Ginger (221 N. Water St.). The menu features a fried chicken banh mi and Issan-style grilled chicken with sticky rice, among other dishes. This is a one-day pop-up, on May 24 (11 a.m.-7 p.m.). 

Every restaurant open right now is hustling. Many have had to change what they serve because their menus weren’t conducive to carryout service. One of those restaurants is Sanford (1547 N. Jackson St.). A recent example of Sanford’s Dinner for Two menu features whole roasted branzino with orange, fennel and eggplant served with leek and orzo salad and chocolate-walnut banana bread for dessert. They also have add-on salads and soups, artisan cheese plates and other smaller items, all with the Sanford touch. If you’re interested in seeing some of the family meals Sanford has been doing lately, check out their Facebook page.  

Quick Kosher (4833 W. Burleigh St.) is the city’s only kosher market. It offers time slots for pick-up. Check them out here.

And as we tiptoe into summer, many of us are thinking about fresh produce. The farmers markets are starting to open up, West Allis and Fondy among the first. There’s also a new farm on 55th and Silver Spring, in the old Growing Power. We talk a bit about the premise behind Drive Thru at the Farm, which is accepting pre-orders for pickup. 

We wind up the segment with our cookbook of the week. Have a great weekend!

Listen to “Memorial Day Weekend, Ice Cream, Jam and more!” on Spreaker.

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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.