It’s more important than ever to support our local restaurants. And there’s no better way to do so than making a commitment to patronize them throughout the year. To guide you on your journey, I’ve composed a list of 52 restaurants (one for each week of 2022) that should be on your Milwaukee restaurant bucket list. View the full list here.
Third Coast Provisions
724 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 323-7434
If you love seafood, Third Coast Provisions delivers some of the city's best in an environment that's as beautiful as the food.
One could make a meal of their fantastic clam chowder and Parker House rolls. But, you’d be missing out on well-executed seasonal presentations of a rotating cast of fish from salmon and sablefish to walleye. There’s also always a creative take on the prerequisite surf 'n turf featuring filet mignon and your choice of shrimp, scallops or lobster.
Their current menu celebrates the sea (and the season) with shareable items like drunken clams in shaoxing wine with ginger, garlic, scallions and sesame oil; sea scallop cevicche with aji amarillo, avocado lime and cilantro; and Mediteranean grilled octopus with olives, marinated red onions, fennel and olive oil.
You'll also find entrees like black cod with coconut curry and seasonal vegetables; Oro king salmon with charred cauliflower, golden raisins, sorrel pesto and sesame sabayon; roasted sea scallops with spring accompaniments like sweet peas, asparagus and green garlic.
Recommended: Tuna tartare; lobster potholes; seasonal salmon; shortribs
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.