It’s official, Drink Wisconsinbly will launch its bar and restaurant presence – likely later this month – in the former home of Blue Jacket, 135 E. National Ave. in Walker's Point.
The concept is powered by a partnership between Drink Wisconsinbly, Nebi Torbica (formerly of MOCT) and Laura van Heijningen (of Blue Jacket).
Drink Wisconsinbly plans to offer up simple delicious food paired with a healthy dose of Wisconsin idolatry, traditional libations (including Wisconsin old fashioneds) and "no beer from St. Louis."
The menu, created by Chef Kevin Sloan of The Pabst Theater Group and Chef David Sapp – formerly of MOVIDA – will include Wisconsin-inspired fare including an array of sausages, house-ground beef for burgers and paprikash chicken wings.
As Drink Wisconsinbly founder Richard Lorbach notes, "We’re aiming to have an experience somewhere between the County Stadium bleachers, your favorite northwoods supper club and your granddad’s corner tap. We’re excited to open our doors and show everybody what we’ve been working on the past several months."
Watch OnMilwaukee for more details as the opening draws closer.
Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.
Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon.
Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.