Locals follow the aroma of smoke on Center Street to the walk-up window inside. Best bets are the BBQ dinners (ribs, rib tips, chicken) and family meals (pan of shoulder, ribs, tips, etc.). Head down on Thursday night for the weekly special gumbo.
Chicken and waffles, fish fry, omelets.
Open For Lunch,
Fried chicken, that Southern food staple, is now The Thing, and The Tandem pays homage to the tradition.
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Friday Fish Fry, Late Night Dining, Open For Lunch,
This business – which also has a food truck/catering arm in Chicago – takes a home cooking approach to meatless cooking. BBQ, mac and cheese, greens and pizza are among the options.
Seasonal menu features things like cheese and charcuterie, charred octopus and Korean beef tartare. Also wood-roasted pizzas.
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The remodeled, refreshed former Stonefly is back to doing what the space was known for – brewing beer (try the Pomp & Pamplemousse Imperial IPA) and serving food (best bet: fried chicken).
Open for Breakfast, Open For Lunch,
Thirty-foot ceilings and rustic red, blue and beige walls create a pretty amazing feel inside the bar, and the airy pub has room for plenty of beer drinkers. The beer list is solid. Pabst is on tap, of course, and is joined by 12 Wisconsin beers (New Glarus, Lakefront, etc.). The bottle list includes roughly 40 options, and if you feel like slumming it, you can order a can of Old Milwaukee.
The owners furnished this storefront with a salvaged marble-top bar and old church pew seating. The affordable menu offers simple pasta, app and pizza preparations. Favorites: pan-fried gnocchi, grilled calamari and scallops, and penne with salsiccia.