Fauntleroy to reopen with mouth-watering menu of Mediterranean dishes

Published May 12, 2020

After a six-plus week break from service, Fauntleroy in the Historic Third Ward has prepared for its return in the world of curbside pick-up. And fans of bright, fresh herb-infused Mediteranean dishes won't want to wait to get their first taste of the restaurant's brand new take-out menu


Pita Palace showcases diversity of Middle Eastern dishes

Published Nov. 2, 2018

There is, apparently, an old Jordanian adage that reads: "Even when you're full, you can still always eat 40 more bites of food." And it's an apt quotation when you talk about the Middle Eastern bounty at Pita Palace.


Shawarma House in Brookfield opens this week

Published Dec. 5, 2016

West Siders will soon be able to get their fix of Middle Eastern grilled delights like kebabs and shawarma, thanks to the opening of a second Shawarma House location. The restaurant, which launched in 2014 on Oakland Avenue, holds a grand opening this week.


Hello Falafel now open in Bay View

Published May 18, 2016

It's official. After a solid soft opening on Tuesday, May 17 during which the new shop sold over 100 falafel sandwiches in just over three hours, Hello Falafel is officially open to the public.


Hello Falafel prepares for May opening

Published May 4, 2016

The space on the corner of Lincoln and Howell will soon be home to Middle Eastern delights. Hello Falafel, the new restaurant by Odd Duck owners Ross Bachhuber and Melissa Buchholz.


Food Truck Week: Falafel Guys

Published Aug. 12, 2014

I could pretty much eat falafel every day of my life and never get tired of it. The fried chickpea dish is close to the perfect vegetarian dish, and whether you claim it's Israeli or Arabic, it's one meal that everyone in the Middle East can agree is great.


Yum Yum merges Middle East with Midwest

Published Jan. 15, 2010

To have a good dinner at Yum Yum, a new Middle Eastern restaurant in Bay View, you don't need to bring a lot of money, but you might want to bring a hat, scarf and possibly some gloves.


Milwaukee's best Middle Eastern, 2009: Casablanca

Published Oct. 28, 2009

What began as a family-owned restaurant on Mitchell Street evolved into a Brady Street emporium of Middle Eastern delights. Following in their parents' footsteps, brothers Alaa and Nasser Musa opened the second generation of Casablanca, serving traditional kabobs, falafel, stuffed grape leaves and shawarma.


Playing favorites with falafel

Published Aug. 5, 2009

When my fiancé and I met, he was living in Chicago and I was here in Milwaukee, a situation that sometimes made for long, lonely weeks, but that also opened the doors for a dual citizenship of sorts when the weekends rolled around. The start of each new week brought with it the choice to remain in Brew City or hop the Megabus down to the Windy one.


Pita Brothers take lunch to the streets

Published July 15, 2009

There are late-night sausages on Old World 3rd Street, Satellite Crepes for breakfast and post-bar pizza trucks. The latest "street food" to roll into town are the Pita Brothers, otherwise knows as real-life brothers Vijay and Manoj Swearingen.


Mona's dishes authentic Turkish cuisine

Published Jan. 27, 2009

Farwell Avenue's ethnic dining landscape expanded at the start of the new year, with the opening of Mona's Turkish Shawerma House, 1814 N. Farwell Ave. The small dine-in and carry-out restaurant adds to the diverse row of restaurants along the 1800 block, including Ethiopian Cottage Restaurant, Chopstix Chinese Restaurant and EE Sane Thai Cuisine.