With the arrival of spring comes the arrival of a new menu at INdustri Cafe, 524 S. 2nd St., in Walker's Point.
"We went for a summer / spring menu," says co-owner Robert Klemm. "All of the fare is lighter and a little more healthy."
Klemm says the new menu is a response to customers' requests.
Among the appetizers on the menu are a wild mushroom gratin, cucumber sliders, lobster sliders, smoked salmon flat bread, pulled chicken lettuce cups and polish sausage and fried white cheddar mini-kabobs.
A veggie club and turkey club sandwiches and Angus burgers are available, in addition to a nearly a dozen entrees, including baked lobster and roasted poblano mac and cheese, blackened duck breast, coffee stout beer braised corned beef hash with basted eggs, grilled Belgian endive, grilled jumbo prawn skewers and more.
There are a range of soups, salads and sides, as well as a kids menu, too.
"Guests have been asking us for healthier and / or more vegetarian options," he says. "Chef Chris (Miller) definitely responded to the peoples needs and wants."
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.