Ann Christenson

Dining Critic

Ann Christenson is dining critic for Milwaukee Magazine and writes the Dish On Dining blog.

Twitter: @ann_christenson

Dining
4:30 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

3 Places to Taste the Ramen Renaissance in Milwaukee

The Shorewood restaurant Tochi serves ramen with unique toppings, like a deviled egg.
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews dining critic Ann Christenson.

When you hear the words "ramen noodles," your mind may turn to those 39-cent friends to both college students and the thrifty alike. But the ones you’ll find at Milwaukee area restaurants these days are a cut above.

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Dining
6:29 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

4 Reasons Why Milwaukee Diners Should Indulge in the 'Small Plates' Trend

Several Milwaukee restaurants offer small plate-exclusive menus, while others offer many small plate options.
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews dining contributor Ann Christenson.

Small plates are making big inroads in Milwaukee's dining scene.

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Arts & Culture
3:54 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

To Tip Or Not to Tip? How Much is the Question

When deciding how much to tip, some customers go with "not at all."
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews dining contributor Ann Christenson.

Quickly – what’s 17 percent of $55.50?  Or maybe 20 percent? 

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Arts & Culture
3:11 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Where to Eat on the Cheap in Milwaukee

Our dining critic says you can eat out cheaply - and well - in Milwaukee.
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews dining critic Ann Christenson.

Is it possible to eat out and not break the bank? Dining contributor Ann Christenson says yes - and you don't even have to eat fast food, or at the buffet restaurant, or even at a church supper.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Diners Debate Breastfeeding at the Table

A mother breastfeeds her child at a restaurant.
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Few topics seem to galvanize public debate quite as much as breastfeeding in public.

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Arts & Culture
1:17 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Four Rules for (Polite) Outdoor Dining

Dining al fresco is refreshing - so long as patrons behave.
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Eating outside often feels more casual than sitting in a restaurant, or like you're partaking at a fancy barbeque.

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Arts & Culture
1:12 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Who's Who Among Milwaukee Chefs

Milwaukee chefs seem to have their fingers in a lot of pots.
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews dining critic Ann Christenson.

For such an unassuming culinary city, Milwaukee is gaining steam in the trendy restaurant scene - thanks to its chefs.

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Regional
11:31 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Food Lovers Guide to Milwaukee: Finding that Unique Taste

Milwaukee Public Market is a great place to find a variety of unique flavors.
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Milwaukee is in something of a food renaissance, for restaurants, ingredients, and simply for the interest of people in what goes onto their plate.

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