By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Jun 13, 2019 at 8:01 AM Photography: Lori Fredrich

When MOXIE Food + Drink owners Anne Marie Arroyo and Tamela Greene opened Trouble and Sons Pizzeria opened at 133 E. Silver Spring Dr. last October, they did so with a far more abbreviated menu than expected, largely due to unexpected limitations in the restaurant’s kitchen. 

However, thanks to a brief closure June 2-11, the partners were able to make the needed upgrades to the kitchen – including the installation of a new kitchen exhaust fan and ductwork – to accommodate a notable expansion of their offerings.

The new menu, which will launch on Friday, June 14 (just in time for Father's Day) will continue to include the pizza, salads and soups served prior to the renovation. But guests will also find any number of delicious additions, all of which complement the restaurant’s rustic Italian themed decor and retro vibe.

New items will include dishes like shrimp fra diavolo, chicken parmesan and fettuccini alfredo along with appetizers like calamari and arancini di riso. Sandwiches will also make an appearance, including options featuring meatballs and Italian sausage.

Each can be enjoyed against a backdrop of Frank Sinatra, paired with an aptly named craft cocktail such as "The Troublemaker" or "The Godfather" or alongside a flight of wine selected from Trouble and Sons curated Italian wine list.

Even better, guests will also be able to enjoy their meal al fresco, thanks to the addition of a 30-seat elevated patio featuring lush greenery and a view of the increasingly active strip of Silver Spring Drive.

Trouble and Sons is open Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. Reservations can be made online or by calling (414) 800-5015.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.