Milwaukee, WI— Rodizio Grill, the premier Brazilian Steakhouse, is heading to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Milwaukeeans will be able to enjoy the flavors of Brazil this coming December, 2012. Rodizio Grill will be taking over the space previously occupied by successful Brazilian Steakhouse Sabor. It will be locally owned and operated by The Supple Group, a multi-concept/multi-unit restaurant and hospitality group.
“Rodizio Grill is an incredible addition to our group,” stated Jay Supple, CEO of The Supple Group. “We were looking for a fun, growing concept that we could bring to the community of Milwaukee. Rodizio Grill provided that opportunity and we could not be more excited to enter this new venture.”
Rodizio Grill is America’s First Brazilian Steakhouse, or Churrascaria, originating in Colorado in 1995. Founder Ivan Utrera brought this popular Brazilian concept, along with cherished family recipes, from his hometown of São Paulo, Brazil. Today, Rodizio Grill is a beloved and bustling restaurant that has won many prestigious Best of State awards in the Mountain West where it has prominently operated for the past 17 years.
Rodizio Grill’s menu features three-foot meat skewers, perfectly seasoned and carved tableside by Brazilian Gauchos. Unlimited appetizers, over 30 gourmet salads and a wide variety of homemade desserts make for an unforgettable dining experience. Guests can indulge in Brazilian favorites like Pao de Queijo (Cheese Bread), Couve (Sautéed Collard Greens and Bacon), Picanha (Top Sirloin) and Pudim de Leite, a delicious creamy Brazilian Caramel Flan, just to name a few. Everything at Rodizio Grill is made fresh every day, adding to the authenticity of the establishment.
“We are thrilled to be opening up our first location in Wisconsin and to be bringing the churrascaria concept back to the Milwaukee community,” stated Ivan Utrera, President and Founder of Rodizio Grill. “This fun and festive concept has seen a lot of success in every market we have entered, and we are sure the same success will be mirrored in Milwaukee.”
Rodizio Grill promises guests an exciting, fun, and relaxed atmosphere that is not matched at any other restaurant in the Milwaukee area, just in time for the holiday season.
“The beauty of Rodizio Grill is that it appeals to a lot of different tastes and pallets,” stated David Knighton, Rodizio Grill’s Director of Development. “We have guests that come specifically for the grilled meats and others who come for the great gourmet salad selections. Our menu allows guests to be able to pick their own meal combinations, which is important for guests looking for a place to host their next holiday event.”
Rodizio Grill will be located on 777 North Water Street. For more information, guests can visit RodizioGrill.com.
Rodizio Grill is the first authentic Brazilian style steakhouse in the U.S. It was established in 1995. Its all-inclusive menu offers unlimited appetizers, over 30 gourmet salads, and a dozen plus rotisserie grilled meats, served tableside by Brazilian Gauchos. More information can be found by calling 801-567-0500 or visiting www.rodiziogrill.com.
Popcorn Bar of Chippy’s signature flavors — guests add butter flavoring and toppings to make their own creation.
Beaver Dam, Wis.,—Chippy’s Popcorn Creations, new gourmet popcorn shop in Beaver Dam, invites popcorn lovers to celebrate the opening of its retail location October 12 through 14. Come discover how Chippy’s has taken popcorn to a new level in flavor, freshness and food fun. The times during the three day celebration are 5 to 8 p.m. (Friday, Oct. 12), 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Saturday, Oct 13), 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sunday, Oct. 14)
Culinary experts, Scott and Linda Chipman, owner-operators of Chippy’s Popcorn Creations bring 20 years of restaurant industry experience to the art of popping corn. The Chipmans’ use their secret recipes and cook-from-scratch expertise to craft every handmade batch of gourmet popcorn.
The celebration will feature free tastes and entertainment:
• Samples of Mrs. Chippy’s Caramel Corn and Chippy’s Cider Grogg
• Local tastes of fresh-squeezed lemonade, Blumer’s soda, Kelley’s Country Creamery ice cream and freshly roasted Black Waters Coffee.
• Chippy’s Kettle Corn stand will pop up outside the shop to offer tastes on Saturday of signature kettle corn handmade the old fashioned way: hand stirred with wooden paddles over open fire kettles in front of one’s eyes.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Chipman’s will share secrets to making gourmet popcorn with an inside look and demonstration using the Whirley Popper and the Glass Microwave Popper. In community-minded spirit, the Chipman’s will donate 15% of grand opening sales to CHERUBS, The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support.
Chippy’s offers more than 30 unique gourmet and signature popcorn flavors including, Mrs. Chippy’s Caramel Corn, Chicago Style Cheddar, Chicago Style White Cheddar and Old Fashioned Kettle Corn. Specialty blends include Pretzel Chip Kat Crunch, YummChata Oatmeal Cookie, Cherry Cheesecake, S’mores, Midnight Espresso, Apple Cran Harvest and Poppy Chow. Seasonal favorites are popping too, like Pumpkin Pie Spice, a buttery, caramely corn with all the flavors of pumpkin pie spices.
The smell of Chippy’s gourmet popcorn rekindles fond childhood memories and makes new ones with family and friends. Add gourmet bliss in one’s life with this fun food of many flavors. For any occasion, event, customer appreciation gift or holiday celebration, Chippy’s can customize the flavor, color, size and packaging for a one-of-kind, gourmet flavored popcorn.
Located at 507 Madison Street in Beaver Dam, Chippy’s Popcorn Creations is open Wednesday thru Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For information about Grand Opening Celebration, call 920.885.CORN (2676) visit, www.chippyspopcorncreations.com or friend us on Facebook to get the latest on new gourmet flavors, specials and mouthwatering gift ideas.
Article courtesy of Guest House
The last time you bit into a ripe, juicy tomato or strawberry you probably didn’t give it a second thought. But to guests at the Guest House of Milwaukee, it’s a welcome, nutritious addition to their regular carb-heavy, sugary diets. This fresh produce is thanks to Cream City Gardens, an urban garden project started in 2011 by the Guest House in collaboration with Friedens Community Food Pantry. On Thursday, September 20th the Guest House will hold its 2nd annual Fall Harvest Celebration at the Guest House, 1216 N. 13th St. The celebration starts at 6pm and features a free meal prepared by chefs from Maxie’s Southern Comfort; the meal will utilize produce from the Cream City Gardens. Dessert will be provided by Purple Door Ice Cream.
“The great thing about Cream City Gardens is that it not only provides healthy food for our guests and our neighbors, but it also serves as a tool for providing training and employment skills for our guests,” said Cindy Krahenbuhl, Executive Director of the Guest House of Milwaukee. “It’s really inspiring to see homeless individuals working side by side in the garden with college students and our other volunteers, and to receive support from local businesses like Maxie’s and Purple Door Ice Cream. It shows that the community does care about those who are struggling.”
Since 1982, the Guest House has been creating solutions to homelessness in Milwaukee. The Guest House serves men in its emergency shelter with transitional housing programs, and serves men, women, and families in its permanent supportive housing programs. Having established a reputation of high-quality service and sound management, the Guest House is considered one of Milwaukee’s leading homeless service providers. Its mission is to provide shelter, housing, education and services for Milwaukee’s homeless who seek to transform their lives with dignity and purpose.
Celebrating National Dog Week with a Dog-Friendly Food Tour
Milwaukee Food Tours is delighted to host BONE APPETIT, a dog friendly food tour in which tour guests and their owners visit an indoor dog park, a doggie social club for a treat tasting and agility lesson, lunch on a dog-friendly restaurant patio, and a doggie spa for some coffee, dessert and relaxation. Dog treats and toys, lunch, guided-fun and round trip transportation are included in the $60 per person/dog price; guest-only and child pricing is available as well. “We were inspired to create the tour by past tour attendees who have requested a dog-friendly tour through the years, and we thought that National Dog Week would be the perfect time to host Bone Appetit,” says Theresa Nemetz, founder of Milwaukee Food Tours. The special tour will be hosted on Saturday, September 29, 2012 beginning at 10:00 a.m. As with all Milwaukee Food Tours excursions, the guided outing includes commentary about the history of the community.
This tour is for social, vaccinated dogs that enjoy riding in a vehicle. Dogs must show verification that their dogs have received their DHLPP and Rabies shots. Nemetz added, “In anticipation that the dogs don’t know each other, we are meeting at a dog park and will be working with professionals to introduce them. Bathroom breaks will be featured throughout the tour, and each dog will receive a doggie bag filled with treats and toys to entertain them along the way.”
Please visit the “Special Events” page at www.milwaukeefoodtours.com or call 1-800-979-3370 for tour details, to purchase a gift card, schedule a private tour, or reserve your spot on this delicious, tail wagging excursion.
About Milwaukee Food Tours:
Celebrating their 5th anniversary in 2012, Milwaukee Food Tours provides tours by foot and bus to promote Milwaukee’s rich immigrant history and feature locally made foods and drinks. Ideal for locals and tourist, birthday and anniversary celebrations, corporate team-building, and educational field trips, Milwaukee Food Tours offers 1-mile walking neighborhood tours along Brady Street, in the Historic Third Ward, along the RiverWalk/Old World Third Street, in the Village of Wauwatosa and the Historic City of Cedarburg. Participants learn about Milwaukee’s rich history and architecture as well as enjoy delicious tastings from bakeries, meat shops, pizzerias, eateries, cheese and sausage makers and breweries along the way. Popular bus tours include Milwaukee’s Pizza Tour, Churches & Chocolates, and Christmas Around the World Bakery Bus.
About Theresa Nemetz:
Inspired by her great-grandparents who immigrated to Milwaukee, WI from Santa Flavia, Sicily, owner/operator Theresa Nemetz combined her passion for food, tourism and Milwaukee to create Milwaukee Food Tours in 2008 and has hosted thousands of locals and tourists alike on tours. Ms. Nemetz is a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) as well as the recipient of the 2010 Governor’s Rising Star in Tourism Award.
MILWAULKEE, WI – Glorious Malone’s Fine Sausage, Inc. has unveiled Malone’s Country Pates, a new line of delicious gourmet pork products. Using only natural ingredients, and without fillers, preservatives, artificial colors or flavorings, Glorious Malone’s makes each of the four varieties with select pork raised exclusively in the mid-western United States. With their satisfying flavor and texture, the taste and appearance of the unique pates are similar to European-style country pates.
The four flavors of Malone’s Country pates include Mildly Smoked, with its subtle smoked flavor and smooth texture, Spicy Mild with just a hint of peppercorn spice, Smokey Hot that’s seasoned with smoked paprika, and Jazzy Hot with a lively peppercorn flavor that’s guaranteed to wake up the senses. Each variety is packaged in convenient and easy-to-serve packages (approximately 8 oz. each).
“Our new Country Pates are not only delicious, they’re also very versatile,” said Daphne Jones, Glorious Malone’s CEO. “Of course they’re great for snacking on a cracker and they make a terrific sandwich, but they’re also wonderful stirred into scrambled eggs or tossed in a salad. You could even deep fry battered cubes for an irresistible appetizer.”
For 30 years, the family business has been producing exceptional all-natural headcheese and smoked sausages, and last year shipped nearly 500,000 pounds of its distinctive products to delicatessens, taverns, and in supermarkets throughout the Midwest.
Originally established by Glorious Malone with her husband George in Milwaukee, in 2011 the founder was posthumously inducted into the prestigious Meat Industry Hall of Fame, and was officially recognized as the first African-American woman to earn accreditation from the United States Department of Agriculture.
“Throughout her life my mother was an innovator,” added Jones. “In her honor we are very pleased to introduce these exciting new delicacies.”
For wholesale inquiries, contact the Product Coordinator at [email protected] or at 414-264-9894.
Privately owned and operated, Glorious Malone’s Fine Sausage, Inc. uses superior ingredients, refined production techniques and three generations of Southern culinary traditions to produce the finest quality headcheese, sausages and pates for discerning customers around the United States. More information is available at www.malonesfinesausage.com.
Delavan, Wisconsin — Who says fair food can’t be healthy and mouthwatering. At this year’s Wisconsin State Fair it’s possible to combine farm-fresh quality, flavor and local inspired tastes all in one hearty good for you meal. That’s why discriminating lamb-lovers and health-conscious eaters attending the upcoming Wisconsin State Fair, August 2 to 12 in West Allis, Wis., will want to seek out all-natural, premium farm-raised, WisconsinLamb™. Located in the Wisconsin Products Pavilion, Pinn-Oak Ridge Farms, LLC, the producer of WisconsinLamb™, of Delavan, brings a new twist to fair food with an upscale version of local gourmet inspired tastes that are fresh, healthy and delicious.
New this year, WisconsinLamb™ has partnered with local artisan producers to bring a mouthwatering menu of big flavor. One can experience the savory menu featuring Roasted Slice Leg of Lamb cooked to perfection for a succulent, exquisite taste. The all-natural, premium farm-raised, WisconsinLamb™ Roasted Leg of Lamb coupled with authentic cucumber sauce made using Sugar River Dairy’s Greek Yogurt promises to be a flavor-filled experience of local indulgence. Or bite into a sweet and tangy BBQ Pulled Lamb sandwich drizzled in Papa Woody’s BBQ sauce, made locally from scratch, and placed on an artisan bun.
“We bring the mild and sweet taste of high quality locally grown and processed lamb from our farm to fairgoers,” says Steve Pinnow along with his wife Darlene Pinnow, who own and operate Pinn-Oak Ridge Farms, the producer of WisconsinLamb™. “Offering exceptional flavor and mouthwatering tastes from a roasted slice leg of lamb to a BBQ pulled lamb sandwich; the State Fair is an opportune time for us as producers to make connections with those taking interest in local food, its quality and learn how our lambs are carefully raised.”
Pinn-Oak Ridge Farms, the trusted producer of WisconsinLamb™, the largest grower and processor of top grade lamb in the state, has been family-owned and operated. With complete pasture-to-plate oversight, Pinn-Oak Ridge is able to offer a high-quality gourmet product. The lambs are fed natural grains and handled humanely. Pinn-Oak Ridge’s own artisan cutting and packaging facility assures that lamb chops, spare ribs, boneless leg of lamb, ground lamb and other quality custom cut lamb products meet the needs of health-conscious eaters.
Beyond the 11 days of the State Fair, WisconsinLamb™ is available year-round throughout Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. Milwaukee-area fans of naturally delicious foods can shop Metcalfe’s Market of Wauwatosa, Outpost Natural Foods and Pinn-Oak Ridge Farms on-site and online retail stores for premium lamb. Fine dining restaurants including Chicago’s famed Spiaggia serve this delicately flavored specialty which provides the nutrition profile and consistent quality you expect from a gourmet product. If you don’t see it on the menu, ask for it by name.
For more information on the product line, a list of restaurants, grocery stores, order online or recipe ideas using premium lamb from Pinn-Oak Ridge Farms, LLC, the producer of WisconsinLamb™, visit www.wisconsinlamb.com.
As Wisconsin’s largest grower and processor of top grade lamb, Pinn-Oak Ridge Farms, LLC, the trusted producer of WisconsinLamb™, Delavan, Wis., knows lamb bringing more than a lifetime of farming expertise. The Pinnow family hones the raising of premium lamb — an all-natural, rich flavor, tender meat on their century family farmstead. Having complete control of lamb from pasture to plate delivers unmatched freshness and quality every time. A protein rich meat known for its mild and sweet taste packed full of superior nutrition is conveniently available year round. WisconsinLamb™ brings elegant cuisine to your menu with just the freshness and flavor nature intended.
Couple combines manufacturing and food distribution know-how to bring new Sangria to market
Bay View couple Jamie and Erica Zdroik recently launched Sangria by Lovino, a new ready-to-drink bottled sangria. The sangria, which is made in Wisconsin at an environmentally-friendly winery in Algoma, is now available at more than 80 Roundy’s locations with additional retail and restaurant locations soon to follow.
Described as deeply concentrated, fresh and sweet with mild fruit flavors; Sangria by Lovino offers a well-balanced flavor that is made with all natural ingredients.
“We have been mixing sangria for family and friends for years,” explains Erica Zdroik, owner. “After developing this recipe, we were often told we should find a way to bottle and sell our blend. Sangria by Lovino is the result of those suggestions. We’re thrilled to share our family recipe with people across Wisconsin.”
Both Jamie and Erica bring related professional experience to this new endeavor. Jamie is currently employed as a Manufacturing Manager for Nelson Container; Germantown, Wis. Erica is a food resource manager for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. The couple’s current work experiences have helped them as they developed the plans for production, worked on government approvals, obtained distribution, and managed the finances of their fledgling business, Lovino.
Lovino is a beverage production company based in Milwaukee, Wis. The name is a combination of the words “love” and “vino,” the Italian word for wine. The company’s inaugural product, Sangria by Lovino, launched in June 2012 and is available throughout Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.lovinosangria.com or call 414-467-6446.
On the heels of the widely popular Chocolate Covered Cranberries on a Stick, the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association (WSCGA) recently announced that it will debut two new cranberry stick foods at the 2012 Wisconsin State Fair. A new variety of “Cran on a Stick,” called Cran-Crunch on a Stick will feature crunchy granola, Wisconsin grown, sweetened dried cranberries and milk chocolate topped with a specialty drizzle. Also new this year is Cran-Cookie on a Stick, which features an exclusive- recipe cranberry oatmeal cookie on a stick that is hand-dipped in white chocolate.
The Cran-Cookie on a Stick is a new creation by Melody Cookies of Oak Creek, Wis., a long-time partner of WSCGA. The new Cran-Crunch on a Stick was invented by Niemann’s Candies of Wauwatosa to bring a new twist to the already popular Cran on a Stick. Cran on a Stick debuted at the 2011 State Fair and was wildly successful, becoming one of the top selling stick foods at the 2011 Fair.
“We had such a positive response to Cran on a Stick, we decided to expand the offerings,” said WSCGA Executive Director Tom Lochner. “With more variety and simple pricing, we want to encourage all Fairgoers to try cranberries in one way or another.”
According to Lochner, all three of the stick food varieties at the cranberry growers’ booth in the Wisconsin Products Pavilion will sell for $3. In addition to the stick food options, WSCGA will also offer a new cranberry-chocolate-chip mini cookie cup holding a baker’s dozen and cranberry trail mix, Craisins® and juice drinks. Follow @WisCranberries or like Wisconsin Cranberries on Facebook for updates from the Fair.
“State Fair is the prime time for people to sample Wisconsin foods and learn about Wisconsin agriculture,” said Lochner. “A visit to our booth provides quick and fun information about Wisconsin’s official state fruit and tempts one’s taste buds.”
Cranberries, the official state fruit, are Wisconsin’s largest fruit industry in both value and size – contributing nearly $300 million annually to the state’s economy and accounting for more than 85 percent of the total value of fruit production in the state. More than 250 growers produce cranberries on approximately 21,000 acres of land throughout 20 counties in central and northern Wisconsin. More information on Wisconsin’s cranberry industry, its history and recipes is available at www.wiscran.org.
Niemann’s Candies of Wauwatosa is a local family-owned business that has been in operation for more than 90 years.
Melody Cookies is a family owned and operated bakery that has been in business for more than 30 years. It is one of the leading independent cookies makers in the region and can produce up to 100,000 cookies per day.
Washington, DC – Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener, Black Women’s Roundtable issued the following statement on Supreme Court Ruling On Health Care Reform:
“For decades the lack of access to health care has been a critical issue for low-income, middle-income and self-employed American’s. The historic ruling issued by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act will have a major impact on families across the country. A healthy America is a better America.
“The Supreme Court’s decision will make health care accessible to millions of previously uninsured or underinsured Americans, including African Americans and young adults. It will also prevent insurance companies from unfairly charging women more than men, currently a common practice in the insurance industry.
“In addition to lowering the cost of health insurance overall, starting in 2014 the Affordable Care Act provides for tax credits for people who cannot afford health insurance, it stops insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions or canceling a policy when someone gets sick. Also, the creation of new community health centers as well as the requirement for insurance companies to offer a variety of preventive services at no cost to consumers will save lives and money.
“On behalf of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Black Women’s Roundtable, we commend the Supreme Court justices for evaluating the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act through a non-partisan lens and making a decision that positively impacts all Americans. This is a historic victory for the nation.”
ABOUT BLACK WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE
Black Women’s Roundtable is an intergenerational network of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation bringing together diverse women to motivate Black women to engage in all levels of civil society. The National Coalition is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement in underserved communities. For more information visit www.ncbcp.org.
Free Admission to Summerfest on June 28 from Noon – 3:00 p.m. with the Donation of a Nonperishable Food Item and Klement’s Product Label
WHO: Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, Klement’s Sausage & Summerfest
WHAT: First 1,500 patrons will receive free admission to Summerfest with the donation of a nonperishable food item and a Klement’s product label (8 oz. or larger)
WHEN: Thursday, June 28, 2012
Noon – 3 pm
WHERE: Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Mid-Gate Promotions Booth Milwaukee, Wis.- Klement’s Sausage and Summerfest are teaming up to help feed the hungry this summer. The first 1,500 patrons donating a nonperishable food item and a Klement’s product label (8 oz. or larger) will receive free admission at the mid-gate promotions booth from Noon – 3 pm on June 28, 2012. Food donations will benefit Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Summerfest fans will have the opportunity to see Foo Fighters, Rodney Atkins, Eric Benet and many more that night. 330,000 people rely on Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin each year, 105,000 of whom are children. With school out for the summer, most children are looking forward to summer fun and family vacations,
but for far too many children, the summer also means they will be missing the one regular meal they received through their school lunch program. 59% of Wisconsin children rely on free or reduced priced breakfast and lunch during the school year. When school isn’t in session, these children rely on meal programs during the summer months to get the nutrition they need to stay healthy. Join us in the fight to end hunger.