Tempt your taste buds at this year’s WMSE 91.7FM Food Slam. Sample culinary delights from more than 25 Milwaukee area restaurants and help support your favorite local radio station. The event will be held at the Grohmann Museum on MSOE’s campus on Friday, Sept. 13 6 to 10 p.m. Throughout the evening attendees will enjoy all that the Food Slam has to offer against the backdrop of the entire Grohmann historic art collection and the museum’s new exhibit featuring Milwaukee photographer Jim Brozek’s striking visual meditation on life and work on an American ranch.

In addition to Food Slam being a food tasting and silent auction event, this year’s fundraiser includes a 50/50 raffle and an all-new live auction conducted by one of Milwaukee’s most singular personalities, WMSE station manager Tom Crawford. Crawford will act as auctioneer for a group of high-value auction packages including an island of Kauai Hawaiian vacation for two at a fully furnished condo overlooking the Cliffs At Princeville; an original artwork from celebrated Milwaukee artist Charlie Dwyer; a Movie Mogul Milwaukee Film Festival package valued at $5000; and more.

Food Slam attendees will sample fare from more than 25 Milwaukee restaurants and food providers that run the gamut from fine dining establishments and artisan food makers to BBQ joints and pizzerias. “Our food-related fundraisers are financially critical to our operations, but Food Slam is more than that. We’re all about trying to represent Milwaukee in everything we do,” said Tom Crawford. “That includes using our events to represent the incredible variety of food available in Milwaukee. And without a doubt, we believe that WMSE makes Milwaukee a better place, as do these restaurants and business.”

The Food Slam silent action is an integral part of the event’s success, too. This year’s silent auction includes works from local artists, musicians, and businesses along with a quite a few unique experiences including an all-access tour of the Harley-Davidson Museum with the museum’s curator, an opportunity to be the voice of Present Music, a chance to go behind the scenes for a Milwaukee Magazine photo shoot, and a pizza party at an historic Milwaukee firehouse.

Advance tickets for the 12th Annual Food Slam fundraiser are $40 and can be purchased online or at the WMSE studios – 820 N. Milwaukee St. Tickets are $50 at the door.

Participating Restaurants and Business:

Afro Fusion Cuisine, Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co., Atomic Chocolate Co., Beans & Barley, Blue's Egg, Bolzano Artisan Meats, Centro Cafe, Eat Cake!, It'z My Party Cakery, Jownai Fouquet, Love Handle, Martita's Mixers, Maxie's, Milwaukee Ale House, The Milwaukee Pizza Company, Motor Bar & Restaurant, The Noble, Palomino, Purple Door Ice Cream, Red Rock Saloon, Rocket Baby Bakery, The Rumpus Room, SALA, Times Square Pizzeria and more!

WMSE 91.7FM is a listener-supported radio station owned and operated by Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) whose mission is to support and enhance the Milwaukee community, entertain and educate members of the Milwaukee community by providing a wide selection of musical and cultural programming that they can’t readily hear elsewhere, be an effective and creative public outlet for local artists who would otherwise receive little or no broadcast exposure in our community, all while enhancing the image of, and bringing tangible value to, MSOE.

The Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 900 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering. The Grohmann Museum welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent university with about 2,500 students. MSOE offers 20 bachelor’s degrees and nine master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.