This New Milwaukee Diner Has a Cool 1950s Aesthetic

Plus, the scoop on Von Trier’s future and what’s coming to the former Hinterland space.

On this first November 2017 episode of This Bites on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Tarik Moody and I take you to 75th and Layton, the home of the new ’50s-style diner Route 76, whose grand opening on Nov. 4 and 5 offers some intriguing incentives. The restaurant ‒ serving burgers and fries, hot dogs and milkshakes ‒ is also doing something pretty awesome for homeless and at-risk veterans: serving a Thanksgiving meal (Nov. 23). We tell you about that.

No longer destined to a future of “upscale” cocktail bar-hood, Von Trier (2235 N. Farwell Ave.) will still close for remodeling in January 2018 and reopen in roughly a month’s time to offer German beers, tap wines and a Friday fish fry, among other food offerings you’ll hear us mention.  

And finally, if you’ve been wondering what’s going to move into the old the Third Ward’s old Hinterland space (222 E. Erie St.). It’s beginning to look a lot like Korean food. Tarik has a lot to say about that, but get it all in his words by streaming This Bites right here, right now:



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.