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FoodCrush Podcast: A chat with Wisconsin Foodie host Chef Luke Zahm

Published June 17, 2020

Passion is the heart of nearly every conversation we entertain on the FoodCrush podcast. But few guests come to the proverbial table with a more passionate stance than Chef Luke Zahm, co-owner of Driftless Cafe in Viroqua, Wisconsin and host of "Wisconsin Foodie.”

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WATCH: FoodCrush Live: Aaron Patin of Iron Grate BBQ on restaurant resilience

Published May 27, 2020

This week on FoodCrush Live, Chef Aaron Patin of Iron Grate BBQ shares his perspective on the role of resilience in the hospitality industry and how being open to new models, entertaining new approaches and re-orienting business models to support the local economy can make a huge difference for both restaurants and the consumers they serve.

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FoodCrush Podcast: Explore Milwaukee traditions, historical bars & restaurants

Published May 6, 2020

Milwaukee is home to a long, storied history in food and beverage. This week, we're highlighting some of the conversations we've had on the FoodCrush podcast that showcase the folks who are working every day to preserve elements of our food and beverage culture, often while telling behind-the-scenes stories you've likely never heard before.

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FoodCrush Podcast: A spirited chat with NYT cocktail writer Robert Simonson

Published March 27, 2020

On this week's podcast, we chat with Robert Simonson, Wisconsin native and The New York Times cocktail writer, about a host of topics from his experience growing up in Wisconsin and his career as a theater critic to his transition to writing about cocktails, spirits, bars and bartenders.

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FoodCrush Podcast: Bittercube's Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz

Published March 20, 2020

In this episode of FoodCrush, we delve into the world of craft cocktails with longtime bartenders, consultants and Bittercube founders Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz. We chat about the beauty of bitters, the changing world of craft cocktails and the excitement of launching both their very first bar and a brand new line of Heirloom Liqueurs.

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FoodCrush Podcast: Everything you need to know about natural wine

Published March 11, 2020

Natural wine is definitely having a moment. But what is it? How is it different from "regular" wine? And why is it swiftly becoming one of the most sought-after categories in the beverage market? On this week's podcast, we're going deep with Allison and Bradley Kruse, owners of Nonfiction Natural Wines, about exactly that.

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FoodCrush Podcast: Pop, pour, drink... the allure of ready-to-drink cocktails

Published March 6, 2020

In this week's podcast, we talk with Doug MacKenzie and Jason Neu, owners of SoulBoxer Cocktail Co. They share with us the story of SoulBoxer's beginnings, as well as its future. We also discuss the history of canned and bottled cocktails, the art of creating them and the status of future of these oh-so-convenient beverages.