If you love food and exploring new places to eat, or want to find out what eateries are coming and going, we have latest restaurant and other "foodie" news from throughout the Milwaukee area.
Here's a look at what's new on the local food, restaurant and bar scene.
Whitefish Bay Tapas Restaurant Eyes Summer Opening
Vinamo, a new wine and tapas restaurant, is expected to open sometime in August in Whitefish Bay. Owner Rose Niles plans to offer soups, sandwiches and small plate options for lunch. For dinner, it would offer Italian food and Spanish small plate dishes. Niles also hopes to serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday at a spot on Silver Spring Drive. Read more on Whitefish Bay Patch.
Calderone Club Makes Shorewood Debut
Also on the North Shore, a new gourmet pizza place — the Al Calderone Club — has just opened its doors on North Oakland Avenue in Shorewood. With the family operating restaurants in Fox Point and Milwaukee and a long history in the city, owner Carmelo Farazzi said Al Calderone is known for its thin-crust pizzas. But the Shorewood location will also offer New York and Calabrese-style pizzas, with original pizza recipes. Read more on Shorewood Patch.
A new food truck — Roll MKE — is hitting the streets of Milwaukee and will offer a unique variety of handcrafted sandwiches, the Journal Sentinel reports. Among the specialties: short rib grilled cheese with Peppadew peppers, Mediterranean veggie with spinach-artichoke hummus, banh mi pork belly sliders and a burger with bacon jam. Read more on JSOnline.
Waukesha Gelato Store Opening New Kiosk in Mall
Divino Gelato Café, a popular destination in downtown Waukesha, is opening a kiosk this week in the Brookfield Square Mall food court. The gelato kiosk will be located next to Lids and Cinnabon. Owners Joe and Lori Lester already own several Divino Gelato Café locations in Wisconsin and Florida. Read more on Brookfield Patch.
Pizza Place to Have a Spot in Waukesha Woodman's Store
Scrima’s Pizza, which opened its doors in June in Waukesha, will have a second location inside the Woodman’s Food Market in Waukesha when the grocery store opens this summer. While there will be ovens for a limited amount of baking, the primary pizza sales will be take-and-bake pies. Owner Joe Scrima hopes his fresh ingredients will set the “all-natural, fresh, watch it while it is made” pizzas apart from other take-and-bake pizzas located in other grocery stores. He also plans to start offering gluten-free pizzas at the Woodman’s location. Read more on Waukesha Patch.