Thrillist has issues its 2014 list of "The 21 Best New Restaurants in America," and Goodkind, in Bay View, at 2457 S. Wentworth Ave., makes the cut.
Goodkind was the only new Milwaukee restaurant on the list, while another with a name of a Milwaukee restaurant – Odd Duck – also lands on the list. This Odd Duck, though, is in Austin, Texas.
Here's what Alexander and Childers had to say about Goodkind:
"Opened this summer in a quiet corner of Milwaukee's happening Bay View neighborhood, Goodkind has all the warmth and friendliness of your neighborhood bar and grill -- but also lots of stuff that place doesn't have. Like an almost impossibly flavorful spicy dungeness crab bucatini with San Marzanos and ghost pepperoni. Or a rotisserie section turning out rich, juicy pork belly porchetta and fennel pollen dry-brined chicken. Or an entire 'Fryer' section. Fine, that's no surprise, especially in Wisconsin, but in this case it means Champagne-battered mushrooms with honey vinaigrette and piquillos, not cheese curds. Though, if they decided to DO cheese curds, you can bet they'd be incredible -- like your drink options, which span everything from a pear jasmine gin & tonic on tap to house barrel-aged cocchi Americano to a deep-cut, well-thought-out beer list that'll please the most ardent beer nerds without intimidating."
Chicago's Parachute, Trentina in Cleveland and Heydey in the Twin Cities were the only other Midwestern restaurants on the list.
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