By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Nov 11, 2020 at 1:30 PM Photography: Mina

Beginning today, Mina, the European inspired small plates restaurant at Crossroads Collective, 2238 N. Farwell Ave., will be offering a selection of gourmet grocery items for purchase.

The Mina Mercado will feature a selection of useful (and sometimes difficult to find) items including Spanish O-Med olive oil, anchovies, Spanish sea salt, piment d’espelette, piquillo peppers, along with housemade marinated olives, Rocket Baby baguettes and a rotating selection of cheese and charcuterie.

In tandem with the market, Mina has also launched a new menu, and they will be offering a variety of items, like a house-made onion galette, which can be purchased both hot and ready to consume or as a heat-and-eat item.  

The offerings come perfectly timed for creating easy and delicious appetizer spreads for small holiday gatherings (be sure to grab a bottle of wine from the Pharmacy bar to accompany) or simply making it easy to elevate your home cooking game with a few hard-to-find items.

Products from the Mia Mercado will be available for purchase both onsite and through the Crossroads online ordering system, and are available for both local delivery and pick-up.

Curbside wine dinners

Guests can also check out Mina At Home dinners. The themed wine dinners, which serve two for $95, include four courses and a paired wine and are available for pre-order (order by Thursday for pick-up Friday through Sunday). All items are fully prepared with easy instructions for reheating and enjoying at home.  Upcoming dinners include a culinary trip to Catalonia, the French countryside and South Tyrol, Italy. View the Mina at Home offerings (as well as Mina’s take-home Thanksgiving feast) online.

Mina is open Monday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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.