By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Mar 24, 2020 at 1:01 PM

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Ever wish you could have brunch on a Wednesday afternoon? Or how about a Friday fish fry on a Saturday?

Well, you can do that now thanks to the crafty folks at Crafty Cow.

The restaurant -- known for its stuffed burgers -- has launched three new virtual pop-up restaurant menus available for carry-out or delivery at Crafty Cow locations in Bay View (2675 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) and Oconomowoc (153 E. Wisconsin Ave.).

The pop-ups, which debuted last Friday, feature three new menus: Brunch and Chill, Fish and Chip and Curb Your Infusiasm. Dishes from all three menus will be available Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for curbside pick-up and delivery.

The Brunch and Chill menu, which features brunch fare as well as Bloody Marys in howlers or growlers ($11 or $20 respectively, garnish included) will be available at both the Oconomowoc and Milwaukee locations.

Featured dishes include chicken and waffles ($12); brunch poutine with tater tots, cheese curds, buttermilk biscuits, fried eggs and sausage gravy ($11); the Denver omelette burger featuring a burger stuffed with pepperjack cheese and topped with American cheese, poblano pepper medley, fire smoked ham, a fried egg and hot sauce hollandaise and served on a doughnut bun (pictured above $12); and the BBQ brisket burrito stuffed with mac &  cheese, beer brisket, pimento, bourbon bacon, crispy Brussels  sprouts, BBQ and white BBQ sauces ($13). 

Meanwhile, the Fish and Chip menu features a fish fry plate featuring three pieces of beer-battered cod, fries, coleslaw, housemade tartar and lemon ($14); a cod sandwich ($10)and a Nashville hot fish sandwich featuring beer-battered cod tossed in Nashville hot sauce, topped with slaw and chipotle aioli ($11).

Curb Your Infusiasm – a Milwaukee exclusive – will feature a selection of fusion-style dishes inspired by the cuisines of Asia, Mexico and more.

Dishes include Nashville hot lumpia, a collaboration with Lumpia City food truck featuring macaroni and cheese and Nashville hot chicken rolled together in a crispy Filipino-style spring roll ($9); a pulled bacon banh mi with cucumber, pickled onion, pineapple and apple pico, cilantro and Korean BBQ sauce on a baguette style roll ($12); and the ramen burrito featuring a flour tortilla filled with all the flavors you love in a bowl of ramen ($15).

In addition to the pop-up menus, Crafty Cow locations will also offer restaurant favorites including signature burgers, fried chicken plates and a variety of side dishes including tater tots, fried green tomatoes and deep-fried cheese curds.

How to order

  • Head to the Crafty Cow website to view the menus. Choose your location and click on "Order Online" to view and place your order on the ChowNow platform. Scroll down for pop-up menus. Please note that pop-up menus and promotions are not available on Grubhub or UberEATS.
  • When you place your order online with ChowNow, use promo code CRAFTY10 and you’ll receive a 10% discount (good through the duration of the pop-ups)
  • You can also call in your order to the Crafty Cow location nearest you.
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.