Vertical is the direction in which a burger moves. This Fifth Ward force takes the notion of layers well beyond the prosaic. It’s a little like Joan Rivers’ face. More, apparently, is better. But a few qualities stand out here – the ability to build your own burger from oodles of ingredients, and the Stack’d options for gluten-avoiders and vegetarians.
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One late spring weekend, as the days were getting longer, the Gonzalez family debuted their delicacies made inside a shiny 1950s trailer, calling their business Mazorca Tacos. Their tasty bistec has three tasty going for it – the Wisconsin beer marinade, tender bean topping and delicious corn tortilla right there. Served with a zesty tomatillo salsa? Natch.
Earlier this year, Char’d Bar & Grill opened in the Third Ward’s former Hinterland, and it’s less focused on tradition than a broader, fusion type of dining. The owners of Char’d run a sister restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island. Read more…
This Third Ward taco and tequila joint, which sits on the Milwaukee River, features “global street food” and claims to be Milwaukee’s very first tequilaria. The eclectic menu boasts tacos (chicken fried chicken, curried cauliflower) you can turn into a bowl, plus 160 kinds of tequila.
Its Marshall building location doesn??t offer street visibility, but it ensures a cozy, in-the-know sort of space. Count on finding the staples of Chinese-American cuisine (like General Tso??s chicken and sweet and sour pork). If you??re looking for more authentic Chinese dishes, just ask. They??ll help you order from the ??other menu.?? Also serves a popular lunch buffet.
With a slightly dim, yet cozy and romantic atmosphere, the menu at Italian restaurant Onesto “pays homage to traditional Italian, but with our modern touches,” says restaurateur Joe Sorge (of Holey Moley, Smoke Shack, Swig and Water Buffalo.) The menu stay true to this concept, playing up housemade pastas and protein-based entrées.
Tre Rivali features a contemporary American menu with Mediterranean influences. The European theme is carried over to the interior with a Spanish porcelain tile floor and Carrara marble. The main dining room includes a wood-fired oven (for the pizzas, among other things) and a large communal dining table… (Read More).
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Quirky little counter-service soup shop that has a following just for its fire-roasted red pepper bisque. But there are other great options here, which change depending on the day. Look for cheddar and Bermuda onion, and cowboy chunky chili. Sandwiches available too. Dine in or carryout.
You’ll find morel mushrooms on occasion. And lots of rich preps of duck, lamb, beef and fish. If you don’t mind a little heat, the few seats at the kitchen counter (in view of the chefs) are the most entertaining spots in the house. Read more…
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