By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jan 28, 2016 at 1:09 PM

Winter is the perfect time for comfort food, and that’s exactly what Motor Bar & Restaurant is rolling out this week on their new menu.

The restaurant, located adjacent to the Harley-Davidson Museum at 401 W. Canal St., has made a name for itself by offering up classic American dishes inspired by both motorcycle culture and journeys taken on the open road.

While old favorites like breaded cheese curds, mac & cheese and barbecue will remain, there’s also a collection of new favorites to be savored. Take for example the chili stuffed cornbread muffins ($6.95) featuring scratch made muffins filled with Texas style chili and served with cheese, sour cream and chives. Or how about brisket nachos ($9.95) featuring smoked brisket with barbecue and chipotle cheese sauces, corn salsa, jalapenos, black beans and all the fixins?

Or get on board with the Full Throttle grilled cheese ($9.95) featuring melted cheddar, American, provolone and muenster cheeses along with bacon and tomato, served alongside tomato basil soup for dunking.

There’s also a brand new Prime Smokehouse burger ($15.95) featuring a patty made with ground chuck, beef brisket and short rib topped with sauteed mushrooms, onions and Motor’s signature steak sauce.

A ribeye steak sandwich ($12.95) features sliced steak topped with mushrooms, onions, peppers and melted provolone on a hoagie roll.

If you’d prefer something a bit lighter, you could try the new barbecue salad ($9.95-11.95) with your choice of chicken, pork or brisket along with tomatoes, bean and corn salsa, barbecue sauce, crispy onion straws and chipotle ranch dressing.

New desserts include banana cream pie in a jar ($6.95) and a cookie skillet ($6.95) featuring a warm jumbo chocolate chip cookie topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

Motor is open Sunday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

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.