Chicago’s Lowcountry seafood boil restaurant will open its third location at the former Bar Louie site Downtown at 1114 N. Water St. on Monday.
Owners Pan and Dana Hompluem announced the new location in September.
"It was a long time coming, but we finally have our business license in hand and are ready to share our delicious seafood boils with Milwaukee," says Pan Hompluem.
The restaurant serves seafood boils in a setting that is bright and lively. I toured the space and wrote about it last autumn.
Stay tuned for a closer look at the restaurant from Lori Fredrich when it has opened next week.
In the meantime, Lowcountry will be open Monday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 5-11 p.m.; and Sunday, 4-9 p.m.
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.