Marchese’s Olive Pit announced this afternoon that the 4 and 1/2 year old Walkers Point restaurant is now closed.
The restaurant made the following announcement via its facebook fan page;
“We appreciate all of your support throught the last 4 1/2 years! It’s been a good run…but we have decided it is time to close our doors. We do this with great sadness and hope everyone has enjoyed the Olive Pit as much as we have, it’s been great serving you all!”
Christmas in the Ward officially kicks off Friday night at 5pm with an old-fashioned Christmas tree lighting in the heart of the Historic Third Ward at Catalano Square.
Then on Saturday you can shop, eat, and drink your way through the Third Ward with its Taste and Stroll event from 11am-6pm.
Enjoy $5 special small plate offerings from Cafe Benelux, Hinterland, Ryan Braun’s Graffito, Bella Caffe, The Irish Pub, Chic Lounge, Milwaukee Sail Loft, Third Ward Caffe, Fanatics, SPiN Milwaukee, Club Charlies, Milwaukee Ale House, Palms, Riverfront Pizzeria, The Wicked Hop, and Verduras Tea House.
To keep track of burgers sold, and to let the guests know that each burger is made with love, or as Matty's calls it “Always B.O.B” a.k.a Always Bringing Our Best.
Matty’s Bar & Grille in New Berlin is betting on its new Smoklehouse burger. The new creation launched November 1st is creating quite the burger buzz around town.
So what’s so special about this new burger?
Matty’s tells us that each burger is made from Certified beef brisket, seasoned, and then smoked for about 3 hours in an in-house smoker that’s filled with a special blend of flavored wood chips. From there it’s cooled, then ground and infused into a Certified Black Angus beef. Together they are hand-pattied to create a 1/2 pound mouth-watering experience.
Matty’s is also featuring a special daily Chef’s creation of the new burger (see November schedule below) , or you can top it off anyway you like.
The restaurant is currently running a “Build your own Burger” contest that will run for two more days. Guests can create and name their own Smokehouse burger using the online form here ,or on the table tents located inside the restaurant.
Guests can build their dream burger using the ingredients they feature in house, or they can list ingredients they do not have. After all submissions, Matty’s culinary team will go through all entries and choose a handful of finalists.
The finalists will then be entered into Matty’s inaugural “Taste Off” that will be held in December. Three (or four) of the finalist burgers will be recreated and judged by a panel of judges, with the winner recieving a permanent place in Matty’s collection of burgers, and will also win free burgers for one year.
Here is the schedule of the Smokehouse Burger for the rest of November: To view an updated schedule click here.
NOVEMBER 22: THE FALCON BURGER: WISCONSIN HAVARTI CHEESE, FRIED MAC-N-CHEESE, PEPPER SMOKED BACON, RAW ONION, GARLIC MAYO, GOURMET KAISER
NOVEMBER 23: THE DENVER: SMOKED CHEDDAR, SWEET PEPPERS, ONIONS OMELET BURGER (SAUTÉED) SMOKED HAM, FOLDED OMELET, MAYO, TOASTED CIABATTA
NOVEMBER 24: THE BOMBER: GARLIC CHEESE SPREAD, ITALIAN MEATBALLS, HOUSE PIZZA SAUCE, SAUTÉED MUSHROOMS, SMOKED GOUDA, GOURMET KAISER ROLL.
NOVEMBER 25: THE MARDI GRAS: CAJUN SHRIMP, ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE, PICO, SHREDDED LETTUCE, JACK CHEESE, REMO LADE, ONION KAISER ROLL.
NOVEMBER 26: THE FARMER: AGED CHEDDAR, SMOKED BACON, FRIED EGG, HASH BROWNS, KETCHUP MAYO, TEXAS TOAST
NOVEMBER 27: MACHO NACHO: NACHO BEEF, NACHO CHEESE SAUCE, PICO, SHREDDED LETTUCE, CHIPOTLE RANCH, TORTILLA STRIPS, BRIOCHE BUN
NOVEMBER 28: : BIG CHIEF: HOUSE STEAK SAUCE, SAUTÉED MUSHROOMS, SMOKED CHEDDAR, SHREDDED JACK STRAW ONIONS, GOURMET KAISER
NOVEMBER 29: THE HOT COWBOY: WISCONSIN AGED CHEDDAR, PEPPER JACK CHEESE, CHILI, RED ONIONS, GOURMET KAISER
NOVEMBER 30: THE PACKER BACKER: SPICY BROWN MUSTARD, SOUR KRAUT, WHITE CHEDDAR, AGED CHEDDAR, BEER BRAT, PRETZEL ROLL
Matty’s Bar, Grille & Catering
14460 West College Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151
Alterra Bay View meets at the intersections of Kinnickinnic, Howell, and Lincoln avenues. Photo: Alterra
We first told you about Alterra’s plan to relocate its current bakery/commissary operations, and open a new cafe in the Bay View neighborhood last November. This week, Alterra announced on its website that shovels broke ground this past Friday and construction has begun on the site of the new Café and Bakery.
In May, the Maritime Bank building was razed to make way for the new project. Alterra says that a significant portion of the razed structure will either be reused or reclaimed. In addition to making use of recycled materials, the Alterra Bay View project also highlights water conservation through a number of innovative features. For example, Runoff water from the roof will be stored and used to water landscaping surrounding the building.
Additional elements of the project include a focus on improved pedestrian access, sheltered vertical bike parking, “swing set” outdoor seating, and a new bus shelter designed with multi-modal commuters in mind.
Construction of the 15,000 sq. ft building is slated for completion by June 1, 2012 with plans to have a roof in place before snow falls this year.
The first Alterra cafe opened in 1994 and today the company operates eleven cafes.
To view more artist renderings of the Bay View project please click here.
In my opinion, the Philly Way serves the best Philly cheese steak in Wisconsin.
The Philly Way, a popular the cheese steak shop in Walker’s Point has closed its Cudahy location at 5430 S. Packard Ave. after being open for less than a year.
This was owner Dave London’s third attempt at expanding his philly cheese steak empire.
If you recall, Mr. London opened his second location Downtown at 222 West Wells St. in November, 2008, and unfortunately closed that location in late-2009. This location currently houses Finch’s Corned Beef.
The Philly Way in Walkers Point remains open and is doing brisk business.
Sobelman’s Pub and Grill posted on its facebook page today that the Sobelman’s @ Marquette sold 470+ burgers on the first day.
August 22, 2011 at 10:58am: Today, Dave and Melanie Sobelman will expand their burger empire when they open the door at their third restaurant, Sobelman’s @ Marquette.
Dave and Melanie have a come a long way since they met back in 1993 and married in 1994. In 2001 the couple opened their first restaurant, Sobelmans Pub and Grill inside one of Milwaukee’s original Schlitz taverns at 1900 W. St. Paul Ave. Sobelman’s would become a Milwaukee staple for the place to go for Milwaukee’s best burger.
In 2009, Dave and Melanie opened their second reaturant, Sobelman’s Tall Grass Grill. This location focuses on healthier burgers made from 100% grass-fed beef.
Today, Sobelmans @ Marquette at 1601 W. Wells St. opens inside the space that housed Angelo’s Pizza Restaurant and Bar for over 50 years. Angelo’s had been a staple on the Marqutte campus since 1956. Angelo’s had a great run up until the end when it served its last customer in October, 2010.
According to a post from OnMilwaukee.com on October 11, 2010, Marquette had posted the following statement on its main Twitter account; ”Angelo’s owner (is) retiring and asked MU to purchase. Gyros (located in same building at 1607 W. Wells St.) will continue to lease. MU (is) working on (securing an) operator for pizza business.”
Sobelmans @ Marquette will be open Monday-Saturday from 11am-12am (food til 11pm) and Sunday from 11am-10pm. Dave Sobelman tells me that he plans to stay open til bar time Thursday-Saturday starting some time in Septemebr when they get their liquor license.
Sobelmans @ Marqutte
1601 W. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Adam with Martino's owner TJ (left) and Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., a customer, at Martino's. Photo: Travel Channel.
Travel Channel’s Adam Richman and the Man v. Food Nation crew recently chowed down in Milwaukee, and the episode featuring some of Milwaukee’s most delicious eats will air tomorrow, Wednesday, August 3.
Below is the episode description and a sneak preview of the show.
First, Adam heads over to Martino’s to try an Italian combo sandwich, which includes Italian sausage topped with roast beef, spicy veggies and a meaty red sauce. Next, Adam heads over to Benji’s Deli to try their legendary Hear-O-Israel sandwich piled with four different deli meats.
Jeremy Wheeler taking on the Unforgiven Challenge at Red Rock Saloon. Photo: Travel Channel.
After sampling some of Milwaukee’s finest meats, it’s challenge time. Adam is off to the Red Rock Saloon to guide Wisconsin’s own undefeated big food eater, Jeremy Wheeler, through the Unforgiven Challenge. Jeremy’s finished 14 challenges across the great state of Wisconsin, and if he can take down this gigantic burger, fries, and six blazing-hot wings in 23 minutes, he’ll earn a spot on the Red Rock Wall of Fame and keep his undefeated streak intact.
The Unforgiven consists of the Farm Burger (a 1/2 lb burger with cheese and bacon , a deep fried chicken breast, another 1/2 lb burger with cheese and bacon, an egg, onionstrings, lettuce tomato and onion), surround by 1 lb of fries and 6 TCB Wings, made from ghost peppers, Thai bird peppers, habaneros and jalapeno’s.
To see if Jeremy keeps his streak going, tune into watch the Milwaukee episode of Man v. Food Nation August 3, 9:00pm EST on Travel Channel.
Man vs Food Nation viewing party at Red Rock Saloon
Wednesday, August 3 · 6:30pm – 9:30pm
$20 seat ticket includes a commemorative T-shirt and Red Rock food buffet. Seats are on a first come first serve basis.
Red Rock Saloon
1225 N Water Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Martino’s Italian Beef
1215 West Layton Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Benji’s Deli Shorewood
4156 North Oakland Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Benji’s Deli Fox Point
8683 North Port Washington Road, Milwaukee Wisconsin
Discovery World’s Fish Fry and a Flick series is back August 5th with fantastic line-up of movies, and new this year, Milwaukee’s favorite food trucks and carts.
That’s right, in addition of getting a great fish fry from Bartolotta, guests can now enjoy an array of food options from area food vendors. Point Brewery is also back this year with some great beer and soda specials
Street Food Vendors (subject to change)
Red Truck Sliders
Big Frank’s Wiener Waggin
Cold Spoons Gelato
All events start at 5pm. All movies start at dusk and are free.
Friday, August 5th: Anchorman
Friday, August 19th: The Dark Knight
Friday, September 2nd: The Big Lebowski
Friday, September 16th: The Hangover
Friday, September 23rd: Bridesmaids
500 North Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I just got word from Twitter that East Town’s Food Truck Friday will be moving to Westown’s Zeidler Park at 301 W. Michigan Street for one day only. I hear that Streetza Pizza, Tiger Bite, Reed Truck Super Sliders and the Fast Foodie will be there from 11am-2pm.
Thursday, July 12, 2011, 1:47 pm:
The East Town Association’s lunchtime Food Truck Fridays at Cathedral Square Park is on hiatus this week because of Bastille Days which runs today through Sunday.
Saturday’s East Town Market at Cathedral Square will also be closed this weekend.
Both events will resume normal schedules next week.