This Bites: Jazz Estate Cocktail Kits and Homemade Oreos

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

This Bites, the culinary podcast featuring 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s Tarik Moody and me, is back for another quarantine edition. Before Tarik and I jump into some ways you can support local businesses, we talk about what we’ve been cooking or planning to cook. Tarik talks about making dumplings; I talk about my endless sautes (meat, fish, vegetables, you name it) and my plans to  bake the Bravetart version of Oreo cookies. “Bravetart” is pastry chef Stella Parks, and her recipes often recreate beloved Americana desserts.  Far more interesting is Tarik’s foray into making Chinese dumplings.

Maybe you’re making burgers at home these days. Maybe you’re not. When you see our list of burgers you can pick up curbside at local restaurants, you just might be plugging some restaurant numbers into your cell phone. And believe me, there are plenty of places that need your business. I mention five of them in the burger roundup. There are many more. 

Another local industry you can support deals with all things alcohol-related. The East Side’s live music-and-cocktail-emporium The Jazz Estate has opened, specifically for curbside cocktail service, Thurs-Sun 3-9 p.m. The bar is selling kits to make creations like The Jazz Estate old fashioned. You can also order bottled beer, wine and liquor and you can order it all online for curbside pickup (2423 N. Murray Ave.). The kits range from $40-$50 and they make 16-20 cocktails, depending on the kit. Check it out.  

Tosa’s new supper club The Buckatabon just reopened (it had been open briefly before the pandemic hit) and it is offering some serious comfort food for supper club lovers. Prime rib is available curbside, along with ribs, fish fries and fries cheese curds. Hear more about that.  

We finish up the segment with an alternative to grocery store delivery services. If you’re staying out of stores right now, the service Milwaukee Market can help you get the groceries you need. Get the deets on that and more.

Listen to “Ann is back and she’s making Oreos from scratch!” 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.