Think about dessert first. The pies (honeypie to banana cream), cupcakes and other sweets are all made in-house. Take a seat in a booth under photos of somebody’s relatives and have a pasty, mac and cheese or a Wisconsin grass-fed beef burger. Now back to that other topic – pies.
Imagine a place where you can get a duck BLT sausage, a cheddarwurst, chili dog and scads of others ?? all links, no patties. Imagine no more. That is the modus operandi of this super-delish counter-service sausage emporium, which is also serious about draft cocktails, whiskey and bourbon.
Kindred’s opening menu starts in its small but share-able way, with lemongrass mussels, piri piri fried chicken leg, duck confit flatbread, parsnip gnocchi, fontina-stuffed lamb meatballs with spicy tomato sauce and edam cheese croquette. Read more…
Mistral, the Mediterranean spot in Bay View’s Avalon theater, opts for welcome brevity – just six starters and six entrées. Read more…
A rad little pizzeria for a filling, satisfying slice or whole pie. Build your own or choose from selections like Meatallica, I’m Feta Up!!!, and Milmac N’ cheese. Not here for a slice? Get a spicy meatball sandwich. Homemade cupcakes and pie available as well.
Café Corazón offers an exemplary weekend taco packed with tasty ingredients: carne mechada (Venezuelan pulled beef), sweet cooked plantains, scrambled eggs and cheese. Read more…
This Bay View institution still has a Schlitz brewery globe hanging over the bar – a piece of historic Milwaukee in an otherwise old-world, Eastern Europe bubble. The effect of dining in the home of an old relative (who happens to be a great cook) keeps people coming back, for stars of the show like chicken paprikash, cevapcici (sausage) and the incomparable burek.
The patrons seated around the bar finish each other’s thoughts, let alone sentences. This is that kind of place. The pizza has a solid rim of breadiness, and it’s strong and on the thicker side of thin. The toppings are what make it. More is more. If you can see crust under big chunks of sausage and vegetables, you’re not at this Bay View institution.
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The epitome of down-to-earth Bay View warmth and insouciance. Well-chosen wines and craft beers, and clever, well-balanced cocktails. The seasons dictate the menu to a certain degree, but you can count on the fabulous meats (chicken, lamb) cooked on the French rotisserie.
The menu is diverse, most definitely not odd. Bein?? inventive might be the prerequisite for working here. The chefs are ever-dabbling with new dishes. Small plates are separated under two headings, ??Animal?? and ??Vegetable.?? Each visit is an adventure.
??Cold beer, hot whiskey,?? is part of the slogan for this Bay View bar, nestled near Groppi??s Market and Goodkind and the Cactus Club. It??s also your portal to Southern deliciousness like baked pimento cheese on sourdough, fried chicken and biscuits, and shrimp po?? boy.
The Bay View bar-restaurant greeted 2019 by renovating its interior and expanding the drink menu, including more than 70 bevs on tap. “Global cafe fare” is still the menu focus, but they’re also introducing a snacks menu and large-format platters Examples are various loaded frites with curry ketchup, mayo and diced raw onions; or levantine meat, melted Gouda cheese, dressed greens, sambal and garlic sauce). Read more…
In a city with as many Mexican restaurants as Milwaukee, Guanajuato Mexican Restaurant (2301 S. Howell Ave.) stands out by blending in.
Away from the drunken, mechanical pepper riding bachelorette parties of Fifth and National, GTO (as it’s affectionately known) occupies a small, nondescript storefront at the mega-intersection of Lincoln, Howell and Kinnickinnic avenues in Bay View. Read more…
This little Bayview bakery serves donuts in one size: large. Good luck eating a whole sweet treat in one sitting. The biggest ones include the white frosted Persian sprinkled with chopped nuts, and the lightly frosted cheese pockets. And don’t even think about asking for a recommendation. Despite their size, you’ll have to try them all to decide upon your favorite for yourself.Related Story: A guide to Milwaukee’s Donuts
The massive oven (which occupies the spot that once belonged to the coffee-bean roaster) bakes a pie faster than you can brush your teeth. And like those folks in Napoli, co-owner Lacee Perry and her band of ’za makers keep the toppings really simple, and the crust really fluffy, chewy and characteristically wet in the center. Read more…