Dia Bom trades Crossroads for its own spot in Bay View
Each week on This Bites, dining critic Ann Christenson from Milwaukee Magazine and Radio Milwaukee’s resident foodie Tarik Moody dig into the city’s culinary and restaurant culture to help you find new spots, old favorites and the best ingestibles around Milwaukee.
As “Radio Milwaukee’s resident foodie,” I’ve enjoyed having a front-row seat to the culinary scene growing around our Walker’s Point studios. That included Ruta’s Fresh Indian Fare moving in just down the block, and now another former East Side eatery has announced plans to join the neighborhood.
Latin-Asian concept Dia Bom (Portuguese for “Good Day”) opened in January 2022 at Crossroads Collective, the Farwell Avenue food hall that gives aspiring restaurateurs a dry run of sorts before committing to their own brick-and-mortar location. It apparently went pretty well for Dia Bom chef/owner Ramses Alvarez, who will bring his fusion creations to the former MOR gluten-free bakery space inside Lincoln Warehouse on the corner of Becher and 1st streets.
We start this episode of the podcast talking about the dishes we hope make the trip south, some of which are mentioned in Ann’s article over at Milwaukee Magazine. Then we make our usual trip around the city’s food news, including:
- Tavolino’s sudden closure that left many employees waiting for paychecks promised back in August.
- Ann’s DIY breakfast guide so you can start the day right, right at home.
- A collaborative pop-up dinner at La Dama featuring chefs Emmanuel Corona and Adam Pawlak.
- Sala Modern Sicilian extending their hours with a lunch menu, plus coffee and pastries in the morning.
- Four different drink dinners, including wine at Bavette La Boucherie, 3 Floyds beer at Saint Kate, bourbon at Mason Street Grill and back to Saint Kate for tequila.
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