Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
*THE FOLLOWING IS A RARE MID-WEEK EDITION OF CULINARY NO-NO. AT THE END OF LAST SUNDAY’S INSTALLMENT (WHICH WAS PRETTY GOOD IN CASE YOU MISSED IT), I NOTED THAT BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL, I WOULD DISPENSE WITH THE USUAL CULINARY NO-NO BONUSES UNTI LATER IN THE WEEK. IT’S LATER IN THE WEEK. ENJOY*
I don’t know Carol Deptolla, the restaurant critic for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wouldn’t recognize her if I saw her.
I’d like to meet her since she’s probably quite nice.
Her predecessor was the late Dennis Getto whom I knew very well. Getto would regularly visit the WTMJ Radio studio as a guest and take calls from listeners during what was always a very popular program. You wanted to be around on those days because Getto, an accomplished chef in his own right, would make treats to bring in and share. My favorite was when he made rolls on his homemade outdoor brick oven/grill.
I can still picture Getto whose picture never appeared in the paper. I’m told he often wore disguises in public, including various-colored wigs, I have no idea what Carol Deptolla does to avoid recognition.
I do know a lot of folks envy restaurant critics and their job. They may want to reconsider.
Check out this revealing piece from CNN.com.
Speaking of critics, here are the 78 most annoying words you’ll read in a restaurant review.
A CULINARY NO-NO BONUS
You on your computer too long! You go home now!
ANOTHER CULINARY NO-NO BONUS
Eat healthy? Why should I? It costs too much.
Not that you've been dying to know, but, what does this taste like?
That’s not trash, that’s dinner.
Foods to avoid on that first date.
Nasty. Make sure to check out the video, too.