This Bites: Support for Our Restaurants, and New Digs for Heaven’s Table BBQ

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

This Bites! That’s the weekly dining podcast that runs Friday mornings at 8 a.m. on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee featuring 88Nine’s Tarik Moody and me. We’ve got three major topics to discuss on our newest episode here. Our first two topics segue into an interview with Milwaukee chef Jason Alston, who plans to open a stand-alone location of his Heaven’s Table BBQ in a storefront on 55th and North. Heaven’s Table has been one of Crossroads Collective food hall’s success stories.   

But before we get into that, I offer the skinny on a feature in Milwaukee Magazine’s August issue. In “Let Us Now Praise Milwaukee’s Beloved Restaurants,” I write about 12 local places that are working their proverbially butts off and need our support – as many, many others also do. You can pick up the issue on newsstands now or check the story out here.


We also talk about Sticky Rice MKE, a new Thai-Laotian restaurant that just opened in Riverwest (1000 E. Locust St.). The menu at this carryout-only establishment includes Lao sausages and Lao jerky, Thai fish cakes, papaya salad, a Laotian salad with minced chicken or beef called larb, noodle dishes like lad nah and pad thai, red and green curries, and specialties such as nam khao, which is a Lao deep-fried rice ball salad.

That leads us to This Bites’ main event – an interview with Jason Alston of Heaven’s Table. Alston tells us about the new location, whether he will be expanding the menu and how long the location at Crossroads will stay open.  

Listen to “Interview with Jason Alston of Heaven’s Table” 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.