Heaven’s Table BBQ’s New Permanent Location Opens Thursday

You can find their new digs in Uptown.

Good news for BBQ fans – particularly West Siders who’ve been wanting to try Heaven’s Table, which has been serving up ribs, brisket, pulled pork and more for the last few years at Crossroads Collective food hall (2238 N. Farwell Ave.). Their long-awaited new permanent space in Uptown Crossing (5507 W. North Ave., 414-762-7109) opens to the public on Thursday, Dec. 23 (11 a.m.-7 p.m.).

“I’m excited to be reaching a different part of the city,” says owner Jason Alston. “I always wanted to be close to Tosa.”

The new digs are primarily carryout, but the storefront features six seats for those who want to dine in. (In the future, diners will be able to order food from Heaven’s Table while enjoying a beer at neighboring Vennture Brew, 5519 W. North Ave.)

And Alston has also added several new items to the menu. Diners will still find platters and combos ($25 and up) like The Mosley, which includes 1.5 pounds of meat, two pints of sides and bread and is named in homage to Municipal Court Judge Derek Mosley. It also feeds three to four people ($38). They’ll also be able to order sandwiches ($12-$14), BBQ dinners ($18-$25) and meats (brisket, pork, pastrami, chicken, sausage) by the pound ($14 and up). Alston’s new menu section is B & B’s, which stands for Bowls and Baskets. The bowls ($12) start with a Creole dirty rice base and is topped with a choice of meat. The BBQ Basket ($14) has a different base – french fries – then is topped with brisket, pork, sausage, chicken or tips. Side include mac ’n cheese, house baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, dirty rice and (on weekends only) greens (from $6). The weekend specials sound mighty tasty, too: Friday’s smoked salmon with a side ($14) and the Sheriff Lucas Combo (rib tips, salmon and ribs, baked beans and slaw, $25); and Saturday’s smoked or jerk turkey leg ($21). 

Come January, Alston plans to offer Jamaican specialties as well. 

After giving diners a one-day taste of the Uptown Crossing digs, the restaurant will close for the Christmas holiday (Dec. 24-28), then reopen Dec. 29-31, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Regular service hours – Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m. – start Jan. 3 

If you are hoping to get one last East Side BBQ fix, Heaven’s Table at Crossroads Collective will be open through Thursday, Dec. 23.

 

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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.