The hospitality group known for running the Pizza Man restaurants has a new project in the works. F Street Hospitality is partnering with Associated Bank to create a collection of dining and drinking spots at the Associated Bank River Center (aka “River Center”). The bank has been renovating the River Center complex (111 E. Kilbourn Ave.) since 2016.
Here are some new concepts you can expect to see, with rollout expected in spring 2023:
Toro Tacos & Bowls
Introduced at the most recent Summerfest, this Asian-Latin taqueria will serve such dishes as elote ramen bowls, Korean pork tacos with kimchi slaw, cauliflower with grilled corn, avocado and pepitas. It’s currently operating as a lunchtime popup in the River Center atrium, open Tues.-Wed. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The sandwich and soup shop will feature carved-to-order pastrami and corned beef on fresh bread.
KnockBox Coffee & Market
This business will serve Stone Creek Coffee, pastries and breakfast sandwiches with an emphasis on “on the go” items.
Hand-crafted cocktails and “upscale” wines are part of the package at this drinking spot. The space will have a floor-to-ceiling view of the Milwaukee River, as well as outdoor seating overlooking the river.
F Street – which also operates Timmers Resort and Noble Catering and Events – designed the concepts and menus and will oversee the operation of these businesses. F Street’s executive chef, Adam Miller, was the executive chef at American Family Field and was also formerly corporate chef for Door County Brewing and Hacienda Brewing Company.