This Bites: Glorioso’s Return, Dim Sum and Hope for Restaurants

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

This Bites (on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee) is back with another episode.  Tarik and I, recording from our homes, begin with what’s been happening in our kitchens. Tarik recently prepared some traditional Chinese dim sum for himself and a friend. He talks about the small plates he made and how sharing them with a friend made that more special.

Last week on social media, East Side Italian grocer Glorioso’s announced its curbside return. Glorioso’s (1011 E. Brady St.) had closed back in March due to COVID-19.  As of Tuesday June 2, customers can order from the online store and pick up their groceries curbside or have them delivered. The hours are Tuesday-Sunday  10 a.m.-7 p.m. Right now, the shop is not open for in-store shopping. As another resource Glorioso’s has re-opened Appetito (their former location across the street, which they had transformed into a cooking school) as a “touchless” Express Market. More on that in our segment.

Restaurants have been serving curbside for the last few months, and when that started, shortly after Wisconsin’s safer-at-home order was announced, I wrote this piece for Milwaukee Magazine on the state of our dining scene. As so many dining establishments have taken a hit, there has been light. First and foremost, The Tandem restaurant early on committed to serving meals to people in need. That has meant getting more than 300 meals each weekday (meal kits on the weekends) in the hands of those who need them, with help from many local restaurants. 

Garlic Fest (June 14) is one of the growing number of canceled summer events, but the restaurant that holds the annual event, Braise, is offering a kit to take its place. According to the restaurant’s FB page, the Garlic Fest Rescue Kits will be available between June 19 and June 27

Before we each name our Cookbook of the Week, we talk about the winners of the James Beard Association’s 2020 media awards. 

Listen to “Hope for Milwaukee Restaurants” 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.