My annual article, 52 Restaurants for your Bucket List, was originally created to provide readers with an easy way to explore the wealth of restaurants in the Milwaukee scene over the course of one year (52 weeks). Today, as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, it provides a fun and equally compelling guide for folks who’d like to bring variety to their weekly meals while providing vital support to some of our finest local restaurants.
Here's the featured restaurant of the day, plus five dishes to try!
2165 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. (414) 800-7329
From delicious specials like tender grilled octopus to menu standards like Peruvian anticuchos and lomo saltado, there's always something new to enjoy at C-Viche, a restaurant that aspires to showcase the wonders of Ibero-American fare. Thanks to its fresh menu, well-executed bar menu (try the pisco sour!) and heated patios, it's also the perfect spot to escape the chily Milwaukee winter. Limited patio dining and carry-out available.
Five dishes to try:
- Ceviche Carretillero: Lima style street cart ceviche, topped with jalea (mixed fried) seafood ($25, pictured above)
- Ceviche Nikkei: Sushi grade Ahi tuna, avocados, cucumber, sesame seeds served with fried wonton or tortillas chips ($19)
- Pulpo: Grilled Spanish octopus marinated in creamy chimichurri sauce ($22)
- Pollo a la Brasa: Peruvian rotisserie chicken, served with fries and salad (half chicken $18; whole chicken $24)
- Churrasco: A staple dish from the tip of South America featuring a 14-ounce grilled prime ribeye, served with chimichurri, garlic roasted potatoes, and asparagus ($38)
Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club.
When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.