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
Chef Joe Schreiter notes that the menu at Mistral aims to showcase unique Mediterranean flavors. However, it does so in a way that's both flexible and familiar.
The former bar space adjacent to the Avalon Theater at 2473 Kinnickinnic Ave. has been under construction for the past few months in preparation for its transformation into Mistral, a new Mediterranean restaurant that promises a refreshing new dining experience.
In support of last week's Downtown Dining Week, I decided to visit the Turkish restaurant Tulip, 360 E. Erie St., in hopes of discovering my new favorite Mediterranean eatery. I am in a serious and long-term love affair with hummus, so I couldn't resist a chance to eat a meal complementary to my favorite ethnic flavor.
A culinary tradition based around soft cheeses, crusty breads, true olive oil and fresh tomatoes; southern European staples epitomize my taste. Homemade marinades and yogurt sauce make this Chicken Souvlaki simply refreshing comfort.
Earlier this summer, after months of anticipation, a new Tulip, 117 N. Jefferson St., began to bloom in the Third Ward.
A short walk from the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and other Downtown venues, Yaffa Lounge boasts unique and beautiful dĆ©cor. Several recent visits to Yaffa brought some interesting dishes and very good service.
Shi Chai opened quietly in Riverwest last week, and thanks to a cozy-yet-spacious atmosphere, stellar menu and "shisha" smoking, it's the most promising venture to open in the area since African restaurant and nightclub, Club Timbuktu.
A long-vacant Riverwalk restaurant space in the Cawker Building, 108 W. Wells St., will be home to a new restaurant called "Yaffa" -- which means "beautiful" in Hebrew -- in September. Owner John Chitko promises exotic flavors and an easy vibe.