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Best Food Movies and Foodie Experiences at Milwaukee Film Fest and Beyond



Are you a foodie looking for a unique cinema experience in Milwaukee? Look no further than the Milwaukee Film Fest’s food-centric events. In this article, we will highlight the top Milwaukee Film Fest events focused on food, including curated menus and drink experiences that match the movies you’ll see.

Best Food Movies at Milwaukee Film Fest

While the Milwaukee Film Fest did not feature a wide food series this year, there are still some satisfying selections for foodies to enjoy.

Movie 1: Trotter

Trotter is a must-see for any food lover. The documentary explores the life and career of famed chef Charlie Trotter. Catch the show at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, and at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, both at the Oriental Theatre (Herzfeld Cinema).

Trotter Tie-ins

Take your Trotter experience to the next level with two tie-ins connected to the film. On May 1, Chef Paul Bartolotta will present a five-course, five-pairing tribute to Trotter at Bacchus with a blockbuster menu. And after you see Trotter, bring your ticket stub to Strange Town for discounts on flights and pours.

Other Foodie Experiences

Beyond the Milwaukee Film Fest, there are plenty of foodie experiences to enjoy in the city.

Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week

Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week runs through Sunday, giving you a few more chances to support and enjoy food from Black-owned businesses.

El Salvador Food Festival

The El Salvador Food Festival will bring a taste of El Salvador to North Avenue Market.

New Restaurant Openings

Check out some of the new restaurants opening in Milwaukee:

  • Bavette La Boucherie is open at 4125 S. Howell Ave. after starting at the 3rd Street Market Hall.
  • Fauntleroy is a French restaurant located next to the Spice House on MLK Drive, bringing European-inspired flavors to the neighborhood.


Milwaukee offers a range of foodie experiences to pair with your cinema outings. Don’t miss out on the curated menus and drink experiences at the Milwaukee Film Fest, as well as other food-centric events happening in the city. Subscribe or leave a review for more recommendations from

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