For the eighth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com, presented by Locavore, the newest restaurant at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. 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 2014."
Back in June, VIA on Downer announced it was closing. Today, BelAir Cantina Downer quietly opened a third location at 2625 N. Downer Ave. -- after the opening date was pushed back a few weeks in September. I stopped by for a quick first look -- and for some tacos, of course.
The space that was previously VIA Downer has been transformed into BelAir Cantina Downer
Booths line the north wall in the bright space with a surf feel
These bright plates await your arrival
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila... Sorry, I lost count
These stools lining the curved bar area give an unexpected splash to the decor, along with the steer above the bar
My $4.24 "Taco Thursday" lunch? Delicious
The new space's windows line Downer Avenue and overlook the outside seating area
Don't worry, you can still partake in Spanish lessons while using the restroom at BelAir's newest location. Thankfully.
Carolynn Buser is one of Milwaukee's loudest and most adamant cheerleaders (don't dare try to disagree). She's the primary voice behind much of OnMilwaukee's social media and content direction, and apologizes in advance if she can be too sarcastic at times.
What else? She's a wine lover, closet trashy novel reader, beauty supplies addict and devourer of cheese (shocker for a Wisconsin born and bred girl, right?). She's also a bit of a foodie, which is a word most of you hate, we know. She works as hard as she plays - and that includes in the gym! So, you've probably seen her at one of the area's newest restaurant openings (and yes, she will share her opinions good or bad) or enjoying a cold one at a local pub.
All in all, Carolynn's a believer in positive thinking and will do her best to smack down your negative ones while writing about her city, her loves, quests and more.