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On the season finale of Wisconsin Foodie, we look at two of Milwaukee’s oldest food institutions: Karl Ratzsch and Usinger’s Sausage!


 

 

 

 

In this episode of Wisconsin Foodie, we explore a culinary tradition in Milwaukee that is engrained in the city’s DNA, German cooking and Sausage. We profile two businesses that are over one hundred years old and have been working together for just as long, Usingers Sausage and Karl Ratzsch restaurant. Chef Thomas Hauck, new owner of Karl Ratzsch has made the risk to save a classic Milwaukee institution and revive it with some fresh ideas and a little polish for the beer steins. We hang with Chef Hauck in the kitchen as he prepares some classics dishes with his modern take. Then we meet up with 4th generation sausage maker, Fritz Usinger and get a some insight in their history of Usinger’s as well as the process of sausage making that has made them famous.

 

 

Sadly, after filming this episode, Karl Ratzsch closed its doors on April 2nd, 2017. You can read more at OnMilwaukee.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Episode aired: 7/13/17
Station: Wisconsin Public Television, Milwaukee Public Television
Radio Tower Productions
Director/Producer: Arthur Ircink
Host: Kyle Cherek
Camera: Arthur Ircink, Dan Peters, Jim Michaels, Nelson Schneider
Edit: Ryan Sarnowski, Nelson Schneider

 

 

 

 

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