When the Milwaukee Ale House opened 15 years ago, the Third Ward was a
very different place. Many of the buildings were half-occupied and the area
wasn’t nearly as vibrant as it is today. In 2012, the Third Ward
Birria is a soup/stew found on the menus of many authentic Mexican
restaurants. It can be prepared with any type of meat. Most local restaurants
use goat, but El Canaveral (2501 W. Greenfield Ave.) prepares it with lamb.
Parthenon Foods (9131 W. Cleveland Ave., West Allis) is located in a
quiet residential neighborhood. The name implies Greek foods, but the items
here have a far wider range. You will find jars of Serbian ajvar, Hungarian hot
Peruvian restaurants have been in this area since the
1970s, but there have never been many of them. Some may still remember places
like El Inca on Farwell Avenue or El Condor on Downer, but both closed many
only Central American restaurant is the aptly named El Salvador (2316 S. Sixth
St.), located in the shadow of St. Josaphat’s basilica. The menu includes
Salvadoran specialties like salpicón, an interesting
The minimalist setting at Huan Xi may be modest, but its authentic
Chinese food is something to brag about. First-time visitors will be handed a
menu featuring standard carryout Chinese food. It is still a decent menu...
Given the city’s immigrant history, there are surprisingly few Polish restaurants in the area. One of them is the pleasing Polonez (4016 S. Packard Ave., St. Francis), which is owned by George and Aleksandra Burzynski, natives of Poland. The menu is filled with...
If Vietnam designated a national dish, it would have to be the steaming bowl of broth and noodles called pho. Pho is a staple of street-food vendors in Vietnam, and many restaurants in the nation’s larger cities...