5 things to know about the food and drink news in Milwaukee this week
Indeed Brewing welcomes the Doors Open benefit
Stop for refreshments at Indeed Brewing Company, 530 S. 2nd St., from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on August 11, and help make the Doors Open Milwaukee Fall Tour a free event for everyone. Buy drinks and raffles, test your trivia or take a brewery tour, and 100% of net sales will go to the Historic Milwaukee tours and programming offered at the Doors Open Milwaukee event.
Brewery tours will be available at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., with anecdotes on history and architecture with Julia Griffith at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Doors Open Milwaukee will be held in person on 25 and September 26, with virtual programming and tours available until October 3. Learn more about historiquemilwaukee.org.
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App helps vegetarian gardeners donate surplus
Too many zucchini in the garden? You don’t just have to leave them on a neighbor’s doorstep and run. Milwaukee is among places across the country where a mobile app connects family and community gardeners with local efforts to fight hunger.
Fresh Food Connect, the organization that launched the mobile app in 2020, this year recruited Groundwork Milwaukee as one of 50 nonprofits nationwide to participate in the app.
The Fresh Food Connect app coordinates donations, offering the Gardeners Bounty to local nonprofit groups struggling with food insecurity. Gardeners who download the app can register and arrange for their extra produce to be picked up from their homes or community gardens by Groundwork Milwaukee, who forwards them to groups that provide free groceries.
The organization retrieves in these postal codes: 53211, 53212, 53207 and 53208. (The application is based on postal codes.) Groups interested in becoming operators in other postal codes can contact Laura Lavid at [email protected].
Pig out for arts education
Tickets are on sale now for Harry & Peg Bradley’s Backyard Barbecue on August 26. The annual event will take place from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, and will include a dinner prepared by Braise, with desserts from the refugee chefs of Tables Across Borders. Drinks and entertainment, music and an auction are all part of the event.
Single tickets cost $ 75 per adult and $ 25 per child, and attendees will be seated at a socially distanced communal table. Table options with special prices are available for families or groups of four or more who wish to be seated together. The barbecue benefits Lynden’s educational programs, which incorporate art and nature. Reserve your tickets by phone at (414) 446-8794, or online at lyndensculpturegarden.org/bbq
Dog days at Hart Park
Dogs and their human companions are invited to the Bark N Brew Fest on August 28-29 in Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event features craft beers, wines and seltzer, with fare from the lucky town of Leff.
The festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the park, 7300 Chestnut St., and it’s free for all ages.
Dogs can take part in a speed race, decoy, or agility course, while their owners listen to live music from Andrew David Weber or Matt Schwanke, and buy from local vendors and artists.
A portion of the proceeds from Bark N Brew Fest goes to Friends of MADACC, the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission, to improve the lives of homeless animals. For more information visit b933fm.com/bark-n-brew-fest-2021/
More Food & City Tours in Milwaukee
From tacos and tequila to Milwaukee-style pizzas, neighborhood dining and dining tours will continue this summer as Milwaukee Food & City Tours have added dates and itineraries.
Saturday Food Tours feature locations on Brady Street, Third Ward, and Walker’s Point, with a Bloody Mary brunch on Sunday morning with a trolley trip on The Hop.
Tours are by bus, tram or on foot and range from $ 30 to $ 70 per person, plus taxes and fees. For a full schedule of visits, visit milwaukeefoodtours.com
In-person classes are coming back to Glorioso
Glorioso’s celebrates the return of in-person classes with a full list of events in August. New gravy basics classes will focus on carbonara sauce and fresh pasta, or chicken saltimbocca or chicken piccata. Students cook and prepare meals as a team, each class being limited to 24 people.
If you prefer to deepen your knowledge of cocktails and spirits, there are two drink tasting classes scheduled with Italian vermouth or amaro.
Snacks accompany the spirits, followed by a happy hour. You must be 21 or over to participate. Classes are held at Glorioso’s Appetito, 1020 E. Brady St. To register, visit gloriosos.com/appetito/
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