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Julian Kegel poses for a shot with his wife Stephanie at Kegel's Inn. (PHOTO: Julian Kegel)

FoodCrush Podcast: A chat with Julian Kegel, owner of Kegel's Inn (part 2)

It's time for Dining Month, presented by Deer District and its spooky Halloween-themed alter ego, Fear District. Throughout the month of October, we'll be serving up fun and fascinating content about all things food. The signature dish, however, is our 2019 Best of Dining poll, who's winners we will dish out all month long. Get hungry, Milwaukee!

If you've been to Kegel's Inn, you know that it's one of Milwaukee's few remaining German staples. Founded in 1924, the restaurant and beer hall is a piece of living history and a well-preserved landmark that offers a snapshot into Cream City History. But it takes a great deal of work to keep an iconic restaurant running.

In this week's podcast (part two of a two-part episode), we chat with Julian Kegel, the fourth generation owner of Kegel's Inn in West Allis about his decision to take over his family's 95-year-old business. During our conversation, Kegel talks about the history of the restaurant, sharing memories and stories passed through the generations.

We also discuss the challenges of keeping the restaurant relevant in 2019 while staying true to its roots. Along the way, we chat about Kegel's legendary fish fry, the difficulty of making changes to a beloved restaurant and a few ways Kegel is leading the venue into the future.

[If you missed episode one, check it out!]

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