Company Brewing to Open Sunday, May 24

Riverwest welcomes a new brewery-cum-restaurant offering pork belly sliders to Puerto Rican specialties.

Riverwest’s foamy recruit, Company Brewing (735 E. Center St.) officially opens this Sunday. The brewery/restaurant – occupying the old Stonefly Brewery space – debuts with four Company beers on tap (nine other beers as well) and the rustic, hearty, Puerto Rican-influenced menu of executive chef Rosy Rodriguez, who spent close to five years at Bartolotta Restaurant Group (at Rumpus Room to Harbor House).


Some menu options: tostones (friend plantains $6); pork belly sliders ($12); farro fried rice with kimchi and fried egg ($14); chickpea fritter sandwich with tzatziki ($12); roasted pork shoulder with gandules, plantains and sofrito ($16); jibarito (a sandwich that subs fried green plantains for bread $13); and a grilled bavette steak ($19). The Company beers, created by owner/head brewer George Bregar include a rye porter, white oak red ale and grapefruit IPA.  Breger, formerly Colectivo’s director of coffee – is also thinking about incorporating a late-night menu of sandwiches/snacks that jibes with the beers, wines and cocktails, as well as the live entertainment he plans for later in the evenings. Kitchen hours: Tues-Sun 5-10 p.m. Click here for the website.



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.