We sat down with Daniel Bonanno, a James Beard Award semifinalist for Rising Star Chef of the Year in 2013 and owner of Madison-based restaurant A Pig in a Fur Coat and the Alimentari deli.
Milwaukee’s Culinary Dynamic Duo
Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite own DanDan, EsterEv (an intimate dining experience located inside of DanDan with a guest-chef series) and Fauntleroy, all located in Milwaukee’s Third Ward.
European Flair in the Northwoods
Running the kitchen at Black Forest Pub & Grille in Three Lakes is Marcel Biró, whose career began as one of Germany’s youngest master chefs. By age 24, he already had worked for then-Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
From Farm Boy to Rising-Star Chef
When FSR (a trade magazine for the fullservice restaurant industry) came up with a list of 40 rising-star chefs in 2017, almost all of them were working in the nation’s largest cities. Tyler Sailsbery was an exception.
Big Dining in Little Bay City
Two-time nominee Lisa Carlson and partner Carrie Summer, (who are both Kansas City Barbeque Society Certified judges; Summer’s also a pastry chef), co-own the cozy Chef Shack in Bay City, within a block of the Mississippi River. Their weathered clapboard building, a former tavern, is open—at most—three days and 14 hours per week.
Flavor Hunter: Milwaukee’s Justin Carlisle
Milwaukee chef Justin Carlisle spreads the locavore love. Carlisle found his groove in his home state of Wisconsin when he opened Ardent in Milwaukee the fall of 2013.