Local Event Showcases Up and Coming Restaurants in Historic 5th Ward
MILWAUKEE, WI – Three local organizations are combining forces to showcase the delicious side of the revitalized community of Historic Walker’s Point and South 2nd Street. MKEfoodies, OnMilwaukee.com, and Milwaukee Food Tours will host the first-ever Walker’s Point Food Crawl on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. “This will be the perfect opportunity for food lovers to get a taste of the many amazing eateries cropping up in the Walker’s Point area,” said Lori Fredrich, co-founder of MKEfoodies. “It’s also a chance for Milwaukee residents to become more familiar with this beautiful, historic neighborhood.” Attendees will have the opportunity to stroll through the Historic Walker’s Point neighborhood at their own pace tasting delicious small plates from area restaurants and food venues. Families with children are welcome and encouraged to attend. Theresa Nemetz, founder of Milwaukee Food Tours, shared “we are honored to be able to collaborate to show off this culinary hotbed of the city and look forward to showcasing a wide variety of both new and established eateries along the way.” Participating restaurants and venues include Braise, Chez Jacques, Clock Shadow Creamery, Ginger Tapas, INdustri Café, The Noble, Purple Door Ice Cream, Rishi Tea and Zak’s Café. Sponsors include Great Lakes Distillery, Milwaukee Brewing Company, and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. “Milwaukee’s an amazing dining town full of creativity, local flare and unique destinations,” said Jeff Sherman, President of OnMilwaukee.com “We capture the dining scene every day on OnMilwaukee.com, and are honored to be a part of this event. Get your tickets today, and bring your appetite.” Tickets are available online at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/248745 Silver Tickets include 8 small plates for $50; while Gold Tickets include 14 small plates for $75.
About MKEfoodies Established in 2010, MKEfoodies is a socially conscious food-centric social network aiming to bring the growing “foodie” community together through experiential, affordable events geared around food, drink and education. The group plans monthly happy hour events at area restaurants, food-centric field trips, and an annual holiday
bake sale in support of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. All MKEfoodies events are open to the public. www.mkefoodies.com.
About OnMilwaukee.com OnMilwaukee.com, a full service digital media company, publishes Milwaukee’s award winning daily news, lifestyle, dining and sports online magazine and city guide, OnMilwaukee.com. It also publishes several niche content sites including WedinMilwaukee.com. Its mission is simple: create amazing media and move Milwaukee forward.
About Milwaukee Food Tours 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, Ghouls & Spirits Adult Trick-or-Treat, and Christmas Around the World Bakery Bus. www.milwaukeefoodtours.com.