Milwaukee is no stranger to the food of Somalia. About
a decade ago, Lula’s Café opened near the corner of Oakland and Locust, offering
items from Somalia and nearby Eritrea. But Lula’s closed several years ago
There are two Mongolian barbecue restaurants in this area. The older
restaurant, and my preferred choice, is Genghis Khan (725 N. Mayfair Road,
Wauwatosa). The barbecue is a tabletop grill topped with a metal sheet.
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.
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
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
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...
Since 2010, Off the Clock (4301 S. Howell Ave.) has occupied the
handsome brick structure with leaded glass windows and dark wainscoting that
has filled the corner of Bolivar and Howell for longer than anyone can...