Port of Call will reopen Friday as Pier 106 Seafood Tavern, a seafood-centric bar and eatery with a casual, yet upscale, look and feel. Upgrades include a private dining room and tent to accommodate outdoor parties.
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Chef Joe Sandretti, formerly of Buckley's and Port of Call, talks about the joys and challenges of helping to open the new Nepalese restaurant in Thiensville.
Lots to choose from during Downtown Dining Week, June 5-12.
Not long after moving Downtown, I visited Port of Call for lunch and had a good experience. Fast forward a couple years, after interviewing Chef Adam Pawlak, I headed back over to try some items on the new menu.
If Byron Kilbourn is going to watch me eat lunch, I wish he'd at least try to look a little happier. Amid the maritime decor adorning the interior of Port of Call Bistro and Beer Garden, 106 W. Wells St., hangs a stern portrait of Kilbourn, who founded his Kilbourntown west of the river. His face reminds us we're in HIS Milwaukee and the menu at Port of Call keeps reminding diners they're in Brew City, too.
The Cawker Building in Downtown Milwaukee is getting a new restaurant.
Great news fish lovers. Not only do you not have to wait until Friday to enjoy your beloved fish fry this week, but on Wednesday and Thursday, from 3 to 10 p.m., State Fair Park hosts Milwaukee's Largest Fish Fry.
A first weekday lunch visit brought excellent sandwiches, but a weekend stop at Port of Call had different results.