On Oct. 18, the new restaurant that replaced Smyth at the Iron Horse Hotel opened for business. It’s called Ash, and its name is inspired by the wood-fired hearth that is both the source of much of the cooking at Ash and a focal point of the dining room. Tarik and I talk a bit about that and the fact that Egg & Flour, the pasta place at Crossroads Collective food hall, is getting a second location, in Bay View.
In my latest “Ask Ann,”a Q&A column that appears periodically in Milwaukee Magazine, I name some local restaurants that I consider fallbacks when I want a good meal. So Tarik and I discuss those places and why I like them.
Finally, we circle back to okonomiyaki. This savory pancake often has cabbage mixed in the batter, and comes covered in various toppings such as bonito flakes. You’ll hear what makes this pancake so good and where you try it (Meraki!).