This Bites: New State Fair Foods and Fauntleroy’s Opening

This Bites: New State Fair Foods and Fauntleroy’s Opening

New food options abound at the State Fair (mainly on a stick), and at the newly opened Fauntleroy and Greige Patisserie.

It’s another summer Friday, and This Bites on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee is all over the idea of eating and drinking your way through it. Which is why first up on this week’s discussion lineup is Wisconsin State Fair (starting Thursday, August 2). I know; where has the summer gone? Every year, the festival adds some tantalizing new items to its food roster. Tarik Moody and I run through some highlights, including ants on-a-stick, deep-fried turducken on-a-stick and camel burgers. 

In new-restaurant news, this week Fauntleroy opened in the former Coquette Cafe space (316 N. Milwaukee St.). We talk about the menu as well as the theme (French, as seen through the cooking lens of chefs Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite, of Dandan). You’ll hear about everything from foie gras torchon to duck a l’orange. 

Walker’s Point has a new pastry shop called Greige Patisserie (408 W. Florida St.), and one of the hats this place wears is “evening dessert shop.” Greige is open (for wine and tap cocktails, too) until 9 on some nights, 11 p.m. on others.   

We finish up with a few other topics, namely Pakistani restaurant Shah Jee’s plans to open three additional locations (additional to its flagship at 770 N. Jefferson St.) and the parking lot party Ray’s Wine & Spirits is throwing on August 5. 

Listen to “July 27th – State Fair on a Stick” 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.