For the seventh straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com, presented by the restaurants of Potawatomi. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2013."
In 2011, I wrote a blog titled "Seven Milwaukee restaurants that I really miss."
I still miss these seven, but as we come close to the end of Dining Month I thought of a few more. So, here they are.Â
Do you have some of your own?Â Let us know.Â
Broadway Bar and Grill
Broadway Bar & Grill, 223 N. Broadway, closed in 2001.Â Its time had come, but more than 10 years later many long of a similar type diner to return to the Third Ward.Â Greasy burgers, amazing egg salad, a wonderful counter culture and friendly family ownership all made Broadway Bar and Grill a big hit.Â Today, Bourbon & Tunns occupies the space. It was Palms Bistro until last December.
OnMilwauke has a big soft spot for our long time East Side neighbor, Palermo Villa.Â Its legacy and tradition continue at Divino, but that doesnâ€™t mean that I donâ€™t miss Kathy and Palermo Villa.Â
Wells Street Station
Remember Wells Street Station?Â Located at 117 E. Wells St., it was a casual and fun place to eat that closed in the early 2000s.Â Nothing against China Gourmet that currently inhabits this Downtown space but Wells Street Station had a unique vibe and fun bar and met a fast, casual niche that's still somewhat lacking in Downtown.Â
Michigan Street Diner
â€¨The death of the lunch counter is somewhat sad.Â Yet, Milwaukee still offers plenty of pull a stool up to the bar or counter eating options.Â Michigan Street Diner closed in 2011 to help pave the way for the Hilton Garden In at the historic Loyalty Building.Â The owner, Gary Kuhn, settled a dispute with theÂ hotel developer and told me and others that heâ€™d open again elsewhere.Â It hasnâ€™t happened yet, and I miss the dinerâ€™s bread, egg salad and wonderful BLTs.Â
Acapulco Restaurant - best after-bar crowds, killer chips salsa and cheese n onion enchiladas
Bella's Fat Cat - turkey burger ruled all other sandwiches
Dave's Pizza - goin WAY old school BV on you all, but if you ever had his Pizza Bomber, you'd never have forgotten it
It goes back a few years, but Strucel's on Appleton Avenue had the best fish fry EVER. If you weren't there by 5 p.m. (and besides the retired folks, who was??), you could wait up to two hours for a table. Every part of that fish fry was delicious!! Great bartenders kept you happy while you waited.
Taqueria Azteca at the corner of Chase and OK...the Dinner Bell before that...where La Salsa (not a replacement by any means) is located now.
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