By Maureen Post Special to Published May 26, 2009 at 4:28 PM

Northpoint Snack Shop, located on the south end of Bradford Beach, opened last week.  But, to kick off summer time at the beach, they're throwing quite the grand opening.

Honoring National Hamburger Day this Thursday, Northpoint Snack Shop is grilling free hamburgers for the first 250 customers starting at noon.

The "Lotta Burger" is a signature item but it certainly isn't the only thing on the menu. Operated by the Bartolotta Restaurant Group, Northpoint's menu pays homage to Wisconsin roots with Sciortino rolls and Johnsonville Brats. Grilled tuna steak, portabella sandwich and fresh salads add a lighter side to a beach menu of tator tots, Nathan's hot dogs, fried cheese curds and Yukon Gold French fries.

The menu's focus, however, is custard.  Chef Adam Siegel adds fresh Madagascar vanilla for a boost of flavor in the stand's homemade custard.

So, get ready for the beach and get outside at Northpoint Snack Shop this Thursday starting at noon.

Maureen Post Special to staff writer Maureen Post grew up in Wauwatosa. A lover of international and urban culture, Maureen received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After living on the east side of Madison for several years, Maureen returned to Milwaukee in 2006.

After a brief stint of travel, Maureen joined as the city’s oldest intern and has been hooked ever since. Combining her three key infatuations, Milwaukee’s great music, incredible food and inspiring art (and yes, in that order), Maureen’s job just about fits her perfectly.

Residing in Bay View, Maureen vehemently believes the city can become fresh and new with a simple move across town.