88Nine Radio Milwaukee's SoundBites 2017 Recap: Sights and Sounds

Tangy. Soul Food. Spicy. Epic. Thanks to some of Milwaukee's most talented chefs, the food at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee's SoundBites event at the Iron Horse Hotel will forever live on in our hearts and minds. SoundBites cleverly pairs the innovative creations from local chefs with songs that answer the questions "What does that food sound like", or "What does that sound taste like". 

Just as 88Nine Radio Milwaukee aims at helping locals discover new music, hankr aims at helping locals discover new food. hankr was excited to work with each of the 88Nine DJs and music contributors to record exclusive audio segments sharing their stories behind the music they selected to pair with each chef's dish. You can listen to them all below, along with a recap of the Sounds and Bites...

SoundBites 2017 Food and Music Pairings

Sound: Caminito by Los Albas, as chosen by Amelinda Burich, Digital Content Coordinator

Bite: Mussels in Escabeche, marinated in Spanish sherry vinegar, citrus and Spanish olive oil and lemon crackers, as prepared by Greg Leon, Chef/Owner, Amalinda

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Sound: Tell Me Something Good, by Rufus and Chaka Khan, as chosen by Dori Zori, Promotions Manager and 88Nine On-Air Host

Bite: Harissa Rubbed Leg of Lamb with butternut squash polenta, kale, preserved lemon, olive, almond and chickpeas, as prepared by Karen Bell, Chef/Owner, Bavette

Sound: Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You) by UGK featuring Outkast, as chosen by Jordan Lee, Program Director and 88Nine On-Air Host

Bite: Butterkase Cheese Stuffed Okra, bacon wrapped breaded and fired with sweet potato puree and dusting of hot sauce powder, as prepared by Nick Boyd, Chef, Company Brewing


Sound: Jazz by Mick Jenkins, as chosen by Tarik Moody, Digital Director and 88Nine On-Air Host

Bite: Pork and Garlic Chive Dumpling, with hard-boiled egg and chili sauce, as prepared by Dan Jacobs & Dan Van Rite, Chef/Owners, DanDan

Sound: Spill Your Colors by Reyna, as chosen by Sarah Fierek, Director of Underwriting Partnerships and 88Nine On-Air Host

Bite: Beet and Goat Cheese Agnolotti, with fennel, poppy seeds and citrus, as prepared by Jonna Froelich, Executive Chef/GM, I.d.

Sound: The World Is Ours by True Vibration, as chosen by Kenny Perez, 88Nine On-Air Host

Bite: East African Samosa, with warn onion tomato relish, as prepared by Yollande Deacon, Chef/Owner, Irie Zulu

Sound: Prisencolinensinaiclusol by Adriano Celentano, as chosen by Justin Barney, Music Director and 88Nine On-Air Host

Bite: Roasted Cauliflower and Waygu Short Rib, with crunchy morado beans, five spiced sun choke puree, and lacinato kale crisp, as prepared by Nathan Rader, Executive Chef, Kindred.

Sound: Smile by Madeleine Peyroux, as chosen by Laura Kezman, Video Producer

Bite: Gnocchi a la Parisienne, choice pastry dumplings with herbs, brown butter and pleasant ridge reserve fondue, as prepared by Adam Siegel, Executive Chef, Lake Park Bistro

Sound: Go! by M83 featuring Mai Ian, as chosen by Ken Sumka, Assistant Program Director and 88Nine On-Air Host

Bite: Kaffir Lime and Coconut Milk Duck Confit, with mint leaf daikon relish, and grilled roti and a sauternes slushy, as prepared by Kevin Sloan, Executive Chef, Pabst Theater Group


Sound: I Wanna Prove To You by The Lemon Twigs, as chosen by Makenzie Boettcher, Community Stories Producer and 88Nine On-Air Host

Bite: Chocolate Eclairs, dark chocolate pastry cream with white chocolate glazed shells, and Fried Bananas Foster, wonton wrapped bananas, classic fosters sauce, vanilla ice cream, as prepared by Kevin Marx, Executive Chef, Parkside 23

Sound: Daddy, He Got a Tesla by Vulfpeck, as chosen by Nate Imig, Managing Producer & Community Partnership Manager and 88Nine On-Air Host

Bite: Turkey Mole, steamed bun with verde sauce, as prepared by Kevin Baumann, Banquet Chef, Aparium Hotel Group

Sound: High and Dry by Frankie Lee, as chosen by Trapper Schoepp, Guest Musicologist

Bite: Uphoff Farm Smoked Pork Hand Pie, Saxony alpine cheese, winter greens, cranberry jalapeño chimichurri

Sound: Soul Food by Frankie Seay & The Soul Riders, as chosen by Marcus Douchette, 88Nine On-Air Host

Bite: Shrimp and Grits, as prepared by Caitlin Cullen, Chef/Owner, The Tandem