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Three Milwaukee restaurants introduce amazing new menus

Irie Zulu menu

Each Friday at 8am on 88Nine, Milwaukee Magazine’s dining critic, Ann Christenson, and 88Nine foodie Tarik Moody discuss Milwaukee’s culinary and restaurant culture.

This week on This Bites, we talked about new menus at Irie Zulu, Company Brewing, and Vanguard. We also discussed Movida's new Churro Shop. Finally, we talked about a pig roast and live bluegrass event in New Berlin.

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New menus at three local restaurants

Company Brewing, Irie Zulu, and The Vanguard  have all updated their menus in the last few days. Over at Company Brewing in Riverwest they have added a House-made Bratwurst, Vegan Burger w/ House-made Beet Patty, Scallops, Fried Chicken Sandwich, and a Milwaukee Pretzel Company Pretzel.  They also have a grilled corn on a cob with Sartori Parmesan, Herb Butter, Cilantro, Smoked Paprika.

Irie Zulu in Wauwatosa added several dishes from a variety of African countries to their menu. New dishes include accras de morue (African-style spiced potatoes and cod fritters); South African lamb sosaties bites marinated in curry with herb crepes; West African beef suya/chichinga (kebabs) with peanut drizzle, rice or plaintains; Cameroonian-style bone-in curried goat seasoned with lemongrass, African basil and nutmeg.  Irie Zulu also has new hours.

Flavors of Africa: Tuesday-Thursday 3pm-9pm
Flavors of Jamacia: Friday 3pm-10pm
Week's Best: Saturday 3pm-10pm

The Vanguard in Bay View introduced earlier this week new sausages. Here some of the new dishes:

  • "The Enzo Amore" (Italian Sausage w/ Marinara, Mozzarella, Giardinera, Sweety Drop Peppers)
  • "The Brennen Hintern" (Jalapeño Cheddar Brat w/ Habanero Beer Mustard, Vanguard Hot Kraut, Fried Jalapeño)
  • "Cordon Bleu" (Chicken, Ham & Swiss Sausage w/ Dijonaise, pickles, Swiss)
  • "Da Benedyk" (Pork Belly Foie Sausage w/ Pickled Red Onion, Foie BBQ , sliced white American Cheese)
  • "Rikidozan" (Korean BBQ Sausage w/ Kimchi, Chili Soy)
  • "The Salazar" (Hungarian Sausage w/ Cream Cheese, Pineapple, Basil, Cheddar, BBQ Sauce)
  • Spinach & Artichoke (Chicken, Pork, Spinach sausage with Artichokes, Sarveccio, Cream Cheese, and Bacon)

Movida's Churro Shop

Movida in Walker's Point recently opened The Churro Shop. The little-fried dough treats will be available for takeout Thursdays through Sunday beginning at 4pm. You can also have the churros delivered via Grub Hub. There are several types of churros to choose from: Traditional with chocolate sauce and churro bites with dulce de leche or raspberry.

Movida will also offer croquetas, which are fried fritters filled with mushrooms or Jamon Serrano.

Pig Roast & Live Bluegrass event on August 21

A celebration and fundraising event for Weston’s Antique Apple Foundation/Orchards featuring a Pastured-Pig Roast & GrilledCoalho (Brazilian-style grilling cheese, vegetarian), Orchard Tour, Live Music, Weston Apple Samples/Sales, Clock Shadow Creamery and Cedar Grove Cheese Samples/sales. Also for sale: New Glarus Beer, Purple Door Ice Cream. Free face-painting and barrel-rides through the orchard for children. General merriment! Event sales help support Weston’s Antique Apple Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preservation of this historic orchard and antique apple varieties.

Live Music by Milwaukee’s Bluegrass All-Stars with brief guest appearance by Kati Katchever.




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