New Thai Restaurant Opens on East Side

Curry for Elephants Elephant Café is finally up and at ’em. The new Thai restaurant (1505 N. Farwell Ave., 414-220-9322) is a little establishment with six tables and a small bar. Elephant’s owners know a thing or two about pad siew. They also own EE-Sane, located just up the street (at 1806 N. Farwell Ave.). The menu size is rather elephantine. A few nuggets from the list, in no particular order: paneng curry, chicken satay, laad nah (thick stir-fried noodle) fried quail, papaya salad, duck curry and volcano hot plate ($3.50-$15.95). Hours: Tues-Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri 11 a.m.-10 p.m.;…

Curry for Elephants

Elephant Café is finally up and at ’em. The new Thai restaurant (1505 N. Farwell Ave., 414-220-9322) is a little establishment with six tables and a small bar. Elephant’s owners know a thing or two about pad siew. They also own EE-Sane, located just up the street (at 1806 N. Farwell Ave.). The menu size is rather elephantine. A few nuggets from the list, in no particular order: paneng curry, chicken satay, laad nah (thick stir-fried noodle) fried quail, papaya salad, duck curry and volcano hot plate ($3.50-$15.95). Hours: Tues-Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat noon-10 p.m.; Sun 4-9 p.m.

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Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.