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The Expo’s private after-hours events are designed around industry trends and Midwestern hospitality. Connect with friends and meet new contacts as you delight in food, beverage and a few laughs in unique locations. Advance registration is required!

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Some of last year’s dinners, excursions and after-hours events included:

Pre-Prohibition Historic Bar Tour
Sunday Evening

A view into some of the most historic pre-prohibition bars in Milwaukee, attendees enjoyed drinks and learned tales of the area’s oldest taverns. Included transportation, hearty appetizer, trivia and beverages.

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A Dinner with Kyle Cherek—The Evolution of Rock & Roll
Monday Evening

Between London’s British Invasion, San Francisco’s Cultural Revolution and New York’s punk rock scene, rock and roll radically altered the history of modern music. Kyle Cherek, culinary historian and PBS host of Wisconsin Foodie, paired a unique five-course rock and roll-inspired dinner with incredible, unsung stories that defined the rock and roll genre.

BBQ, Bourbon & Beer Dinner Tour
Tuesday Evening

When you think of Milwaukee, you might think of brats and cheese curds… but that didn’t stop us from seeking out the best of Milwaukee's BBQ scene.  Narrated fun brought three stops for BBQ, each location paired with a bourbon-inspired drink, craft beer or soda - transportation was included!

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WRA Awards Gala
Tuesday evening event

The year’s industry accomplishments were celebrated over exceptional cuisine - hot and cold shellfish bar, carving stations, elegant mac & cheese and more.

Proceeds benefited WRA Education Foundation scholarship programs.

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Search for area restaurants on WRA's Dining Guide to create your culinary itinerary. Reservations are recommended - the Midwest Foodservice Expo is a busy time for dining out!

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