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."
For more than three decades, Beans & Barley, 1901 E. North Ave., has served consistently good vegetarian soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees. It helped blaze a trail of vegetarian dining options, and continues to be a major East Side draw – and, once again, the favorite of OnMilwaukee.com readers.
From its signature burritos – which include a dairy-free option – to sandwiches like the tempeh reuben and year-round bowls of chili, there are plenty of vegetarian choices. The menu includes full breakfasts, too.
Long-term Milwaukeeans might remember the original structure on the site was destroyed by fire in 1993, or even the old Murray Avenue location. But the current Beans & Barley building has been around for two decades – long enough to make it an East Side landmark.
For our editors' pick we selected Wolf Peach for its delectable and impressive menu as well as a great atmosphere and view.
OnMilwaukee.com editors' choice: Wolf Peach
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