This Bites: Peach Week, Summer Food Memories and More

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

The latest This Bites culinary podcast on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee is up and ready for your listening enjoyment. Before co-host Tarik Moody and talk about Peach Week — which is paradise for anyone who loves Georgia peaches — we pile into (all two of us) the Way-Back Machine to talk about childhood summer food memories, which I detail in this story from the June issue of Milwaukee Magazine. I also mention a few suggestions for local-ish places to go when you want to have a nostalgic food experience. One of them is Nite Owl, a drive-in near Mitchell Airport that has seasonal hours (not open in winter) and serves one of my favorite burgers.

Historic Mitchell Street is old favorite of mine. I used to love to visit Goldmann’s Department Store and hang out at the lunch counter. That landmark is gone now, but Mitchell Street has so much to offer, and from a culinary standpoint particularly. In the July issue, I put together a roundup of places to try in the Mitchell Street area. And Tarik and I sort through some of them here. 

Much to Tarik’s joy, a Malort Festival is happening this summer in Wauwatosa. Ray’s Growler Gallery hosts this ode to the bitter liqueur on July 27. Our tagline, “Stay hungry and keep the Malort cold,” has taken on deeper meaning. 

And finally, what you’ve all been waiting for…. Peach Week, hosted by Tree-Ripe Fruit Co. There are lots of juicy events going on all week, from the fresh peach and pie sale at SmallPie on July 9 to a peach-themed breakfast at Blue’s Egg on July 14. You will understand why Tarik won’t eat a peach grown anywhere but in Georgia.

Listen to “Malort Fest, Ann’s Childhood Memories, Mai Tai Day, Historic Mitchell Street 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.