By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jun 21, 2023 at 11:02 AM

If you’re stoked about Avli’s forthcoming Milwaukee restaurant, which will bring contemporary regional Greek fare to the Brewers Hill neighborhood later this summer, then you’ll want to check out this fun collaborative pop-up between Avli and Pilot Project.

The Avli Mezze Pop-Up will take place Thursday, June 22 through Saturday, June 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. at at Pilot Project, 1128 N 9th St.  During the pop-up, a menu of four Greek mezze (small plates) from Avli, plus suggested beer pairings from Pilot Project, will be available for purchase.

The spacious restaurant at Pilot Project
The spacious restaurant at Pilot Project

 The Menu

  • Avli’s signature Kataifi Prawns wrapped with shredded phyllo and served with spicy aioli (pescatarian, dairy-free).  Pairings: Low Slope by Brewers Kitchen OR Passionfruit Citrus by ROVM Hard Kombucha
  • Mini Zucchini Fritters with herbs, feta cheese, and yogurt (vegetarian).  Pairings: Timepass by Azadi Brewing OR Doosra by Azadi Brewing
  • Pork Tigania with peppers, honey, white wine, and lemon juice (gluten-free, dairy-free). Pairings: Two Branches by Brewers Kitchen OR Hip Hops & R&Brew by Funkytown Brewery
  • Mini Chicken Gyro on pita bread with tomato, red onions, and tzatziki. Pairings: Blossom Tonic by Flora Brewing OR Courtesy of Copenhagen by Brewers Kitchen

Guests are welcome to reserve a table for their visit online. But walk-ins are also welcome.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

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.