By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Oct 14, 2021 at 2:01 PM

It's almost time Southside Dining Week, which is slated to take place Oct. 23 through Oct. 30.

 The inaugural event, organized and presented by North Shore Bank, will feature over 20 restaurants from eight South Side neighborhoods including Silver City, Burnham Park, Miller Park Way, Walker’s Point, Layton Park, Cesar Chavez, The Gateway to Milwaukee and Jackson Park.

The festivities will kick off on Saturday, Oct. 23 with a special Live Band Brunch event at Zócalo Food Park, 636 S. Sixth St. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The kick-off will feature food and beverages from resident food trucks along with family activities and live music from Bryan Cherry Duo, No Seatbelts and Felix Ramsey, and performances from Michelle Zamora & Zion Marion, Kenza Dawn (all presented by Mastercard®).

The remainder of the event, which runs through Oct. 30, will feature signature dishes, available for $15 or less, from area restaurants.  

Restaurant offerings

MobCraft Beer
505 S. 5th St., (414) 488-2019
mobcraftbeer.com

The Whitewater: mac & cheese pizza with a nacho alfredo base topped with cavatappi noodles & cheese blend

Screaming Tuna
106 W. Seeboth St., (414) 763-1637
screamingtuna.com
Crab chipotle wontons: snow crab, chipotle pepper, scallion, cream cheese, garlic plum sauce

Modern Maki
Zocalo Food Park, 636 S. 6th St., (414) 737-1191
modernmakisushi.com
Hot Flamin’ Sushi Burrito: spicy salmon, spicy crab, eel, avocado, cucumber and spicy hot flamin’ crunch. 

Tacos Los Gemelos
1116 W. Historic Mitchell St., (281) 970-7097
facebook.com/Taco-Los-Gemelos

Mole Oaxagueno

Beto's Pizza
1234 S. Cesar E Chavez Dr., (414) 559-1586
betospizzamenu.com

Beto's Platter Special: double cheeseburger, order of wings, cheese fries (with chopped bacon on top) and a side of ranch

Damascus Gate
807 W. Historic Mitchell St., (414) 810-3561
damascusgatemilwaukee.com
Grilled meat or chicken platter: two kebab skewers, grilled vegetables and choice of rice or French fries

Anytime Arepa
Zócalo Food Park, 636 S. 6th St. 
cashdrop.biz/arepa

Arepas

Fiesta Cafe
1407 S. 1st St., (414) 914-9569
facebook.com/FiestaCafeMKE

Chilaquiles with arrechera steak

Oscar's Winner's Circle
3800 W. Burnham St., (414) 249-5701
facebook.com/oscarswinnerscircle
The Winner's Burger: 8-ounce premium black angus patty topped with ham, bacon, chorizo, peppers, jalapenos, onions, chipotle jack, cilantro, and a side of house guacamole and housemade fries

El Tlaxcalteca 
1300 W. Burnham St., (414) 312-8436
facebook.com/El-Tlaxcalteca-Restaurant

El especial del jefe: birria tacos and quesabirria with consomme

Orenda Cafe
3514 W. National Ave., (414) 212-8573
orendacafe.org

Chilaquiles with steak and scrambled eggs

Vientiane Noodle Shop
3422 W. National Ave., (414) 672-8440
facebook.com/Vientiane-Noodle-Shop

Pho combo: noodle soup with beef meatballs and seafood garnished with beansprouts, lettuce and lime

Scratch Ice Cream
Zócalo Food Park, 636 S. 6th St., (414) 395-2140
scratchicecream.com

Salted Caramel Waffle Cone

Foxfire
Zócalo Food Park, 636 S. 6th St. 
foxfiremke.com

Hot fried chicken sandwich: Nashville inspired hand breaded chicken thigh, brushed with hot oil, "hot dust" blend, mayo and pickles on a toasted bun

Mazorca Tacos
Zocalo Food Park, 636 S. 6th St., (414) 333-4685

mazorcatacos.com
Tacos with hand crafted tortillas

Tres Hermanos
1332 W. Lincoln Ave., (414) 384-9050
facebook.com/club3hermanos

Arrachera Plate

El Tsunami Taqueria Y Mariscos 
2222 S. 13th St., (414) 255-7791

facebook.com/El-Tsunamy
Shrimp & Fish Ceviche

El Tsunami Taqueria Y Mariscos 
2001 W. Lincoln Ave.,  (414) 255-7759

Fajitas de pollo (chicken fajitas)

Participate & win

During the event, North Shore customers who spend $15 or more at participating restaurants with their North Shore Bank Debit Mastercard® will be eligible for a $5 statement credit (restrictions may apply). Guests can also visit southsidediningweek.com to register and enter to win a $500 Mastercard gift card.

Southside Dining Week is made possible with help from multiple local organizations including NEWaukee, the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Southeast Wisconsin, VIA Community Development Corporation, Walker’s Point Neighborhood Association, The Gateway to Milwaukee, Historic Mitchell Street BID #4, Cesar Chavez Drive BID, Clarke Square Neighborhood, Jackson Park Community Association, Lincoln Village, St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation, Wolf Studios MKE and Visit Milwaukee.

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.