On the latest This Bites podcast (on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee), it’s a new month of new eats. Tarik Moody and I talk about the grand opening of the Sherman Phoenix, a development in the Sherman Park neighborhood that officially opened on Nov. 30 and offers everything from liquor-infused popcorn to vegan food. It’s also the home of Funky Fresh Spring Rolls.
On the East Side, Merge is doing its thing with wings in the old Yokohama space on East Kenilworth. Merge bills itself as a “Korean fried chicken bar,” but the menu offers much more, including burgers, tacos, kimchi mac and cheese, and corn dogs.
SmallPie, the pie-centric offspring of Honeypie, has added some new items to its menu. The bakery-restaurant’s savory hand pies now come in flavors like chicken curry, ham potato and three-year cheddar, classic Cornish beef, and cheesy BBQ pork. Other new items include pot pies, savory scones and Sunday hot ham and rolls.