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Classic Slice's East Side location finds a spot in that pizza graveyard in the sky. And a new look for Cafe LuLu.

 




Pie Down
Two slices or one? Well, one. It’s down to uno location of Classic Slice pizzeria, and that is the flagship Bay View spot (2797 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., 414-238-2406). The toddler East Side location (1609 E. North Ave.) has passed into the great beyond. The ovens have been cold since late Sunday. Comments of woe are pouring in to Classic’s Facebook page. Owner Marisa Lange is sad, too, but says the faithful (and anyone else) can expect “secret” pop-up  suppers in the future. So, it’s Bay View all the way for slices of the Baconizer, Milmac ‘n Cheese, Anne Curry and others. Plus, calzones, brownies and vegan cupcakes.

LuLu Will Look New-New
Cafe LuLu has witnessed considerable Bay View action at its two storefronts on South KK (2261and 2265), kitty-corner from the new Alterra Coffee Roasters. When it opened in 2001, LuLu was one small, former George Webb's of cuteness. Who doesn't love orange swivel stools? In '04, the owners took over the former adjacent bookshop and built a bar/lounge. More room for sandwiches with Asian slaw and homemade potato chips! So now, my friends, it's time for... a remodel! The cafe side (with counter and swivel stills) will close after service shuts down for the night on Sunday. The bar/lounge will remain open as usual, serving the regular food and drink menus. Renovation of the cafe is expected to wind up before Thanksgiving, according to co-owner Cameryne Roberts, whose lips are sealed on the spruce-up details. Get in there before Monday if you're feeling nostalgic about those stools. More info to come.

Feast of Foam
Let’s see, what happened in October 2007…. Drew Carey replaced Bob Barker on “The Price Is Right.” The Boston Red Sox won the World Series. Far more relevant (well, I think) was the opening of a little Walker’s Point dining establishment called Triskele’s (1801 S. Third St.). Chef JoLinda Klopp left the kitchen of the River Lane Inn behind to open her own place, where on many a night you will see her at work behind the grill. The five-year anniversary of Triskele's close at hand, Klopp and partner Lynn Winter are celebrating with a Midwest Regional Beer Dinner. Five courses paired with craft beers. Courses include: Brussels sprout bisque with fresh rosemary and curry cauliflower fritters (with New Holland White Hatter white pale ale); and pork shoulder braised in Summit Brewery Oktoberfest with fresh thyme and pumpkin-potato kroketten (with Summit Oktoberfest). Oct. 20, 6 p.m. Cost: $50 per person. Call 414-837-5950 for a reservation.
 
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