By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jun 07, 2018 at 11:45 AM

Last week OnMilwaukee reported that Glass + Griddle restaurant and beer garden and a venue space called Venue 42 were opening in the new Pabst complex later this summer.

Today Scott Lurie, Founder of F Street Group and Managing Member of The 42, announced that he has appointed former Wolf Peach chef Kyle Toner as executive chef for Glass + Griddle and Venue 42.

In his role, Toner will oversee all aspects of food served in the beer garden restaurant as well as the state-of-the-art event space. While the restaurant will focus on craft burgers and griddled foods, the event space will provide a platform for Chef Toner to bring some truly unique culinary philosophies to guests by incorporating his innovative ideas and expertise, gleaned from over 15 years of industry experience.

"I want our guests to be able to choose how they enjoy our food," says Toner. "Whether it’s snacks or a light meal with a drink, or a dinner with a large group, we’ll accommodate it all.

"I am excited to open Milwaukee’s newest restaurant and event destination, and I’m hoping we pack the house every day. I want every guest to leave happy and be looking forward to the next time they visit."

Construction is progressing on the complex, which will hold Milwaukee Brewing Company, Glass + Griddle, Venue 42 and The Factory. Additional businesses are likely, but unconfirmed. 

And a rendering of the Glass + Griddle:

Molly Snyder contributed to this report.

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.