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Spectrum 1 News (December 2023): ‘Everyone deserves good food’: Pay-what-you-can café combating food in­se­curity in Milwaukee

Cream City Dreams Podcast (December 2023): Christie Melby-Gibbons of Tricklebee Cafe

Voyage Denver (November 2022): Check out Christie Melby-Gibbons’ Story

FOX6NOW (June 2022): Tricklebee Café: A pay-what-you-can community café

FOX6NOW (June 2022): Tricklebee Café: Mission to provide food to anyone regardless of ability to pay

CommonState (March 2022): Tricklebee Cafe: The Best Food in Milwaukee is Pay-What-You-Can

Commissioned by Milwaukee Opera Theatre in October 2021, Home Cooked Heroes is a spoken-word opera with text by Milwaukee poet Brit Nicole, and music by Milwaukee-based musician Ms. Lotus Fankh. Together, with staff and volunteers from Tricklebee Café, they explore what it means to operate a pay-what-you-can restaurant from the center of a food desert, revealing how simple acts of generosity can transform a neglected building into a thriving hive of connection and community.

ShoutOut Colorado (July 2021): Reflecting on Things That Made a Difference

TMJ4 (March 2021): Pay-What-You-Can Cafe Serves More Than Food Amid Pandemic 

WUWM–89.7FM–(December 2020): Pay-What-You-Can Vegan Cafe in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park Neighborhood Thriving Despite Pandemic

Shepherd Express (May 2019): Christie Melby-Gibbons: Serving Community (and Healthy Meals) at Tricklebee

Wisconsin Academy of Science Arts & Letters (Spring 2019): Food for Thought, Food for All

Journal Sentinel (April 2019): Founder of Vegan Soul specializes in meatless comfort foods for events

Edible Milwaukee (Feb. 2019): Meatless in Milwaukee

Journal Sentinel (Feb. 2019): Meet the people preparing the Tables Across Borders series

The Milwaukee Times (Dec. 2018): Tricklebee Café offers volunteer opportunity for woman with Down syndrome

Shepherd Express (Aug. 2018): Tricklebee’s Vegan Soul Food Lunch

OnMilwaukee (Aug. 2018): Milwaukee Bucket List: Tricklebee Cafe

BLC Field School (2017): Picturing Milwaukee

Shepherd Express (Sept. 2017): Tricklebee Café Serves Vegetarian Meals (and a Side of Hope) in Sherman Park

Journal Sentinel (June 2017): Tricklebee Cafe serves vegetarian and vegan dishes with a side of community

Milwaukee Magazine (April 2017): Welcome to Tricklebee Cafe, Where Customers Pay What They Can 

Wisconsin Public Radio, The Kathleen Dunn Show (Feb. 2017): Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant In Milwaukee Off To A Good Start, Pastor Says

NPR’s Fresh Air (Feb. 2017): Milwaukee Pay-What-You-Can Cafe Aims to Feed the Hungry

Marketplace (Feb. 2017): Milwaukee restaurants hope to feed low-income people with ‘pay what you can’ model

Fox6 (Dec. 2016): “A safe place to gather:” A new café is changing a neighborhood on Milwaukee’s north side

WTMJ-4 (Dec. 2016): New “pay-what-you-can-cafe” opens in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service (Dec. 2016): Pay-what-you-can café builds and feeds community in Sherman Park