Second Incarnations

Two successful siblings and an expansion to watch for.

Pastiche Bistro & Wine Bar 4313 W. River Ln., Brown Deer: River Lane Inn’s closing gave the Bay View older brother a crack at serving a North Shore audience, and it’s a good fit.

Café Corazón 2394 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.: The spacious new Bay View sister serves a menu of Mexican creations similar to Riverwest’s, including the stellar “wet” burrito.

Fuel Café 650 S. Fifth St.: The Fifth Street corridor project convinced the Riverwest cafe’s owners to expand their “killer coffee” theme to a full-service bar-resto slated to open in fall. It’s a big departure that expands the ownership team’s reach further than their growing BelAir Cantinas.

‘Second Incarnations’ is part of in the July 2016 cover story.
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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.