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By - Jun 16th, 2014 11:20 am
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From casseroles to croissants, a fresh batch of new restaurants, bakeries, cafés, and food trucks are hitting Milwaukee this summer.

Movida: Occupying the space which was INdustri CAFE will now house a new Spanish restaurant. Located on the south side at 524 S. 2nd St. Movida will serve inventive tapas dishes alongside cocktails in a modern, contemporary space. Its opening is scheduled for the beginning of August.

Rocket Baby: The Wauwatosa favorite Rocket Baby Bakery has opened a new location in Bay View. Occupying the space next to Community Bark Dog Wash & Coffee Bar at 2452 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., the small bakery serves a variety of delicious baguettes, croissants, scones, Danishes, and coffees.

Vanguard: Opening in Bay View, this new gastrobar is scheduled to be open by the end of the month. The restaurant, at 2659 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., will give patrons the option to order food at the bar, in the dining room, or on the large patio. Chef Shay Linkus, formerly of Odd Duck, is basing the menu on different kinds of sausages. The menu will range from casual, to elegant, and will even be vegetarian, serving draft cocktails, wine, and beer. Owners Jim McCann and Chris Schulist are currently underway making several changes to the space including adding a kitchen and opening up the front-entry areas.

HOM Wood-Fired Grill: Expected for a mid-July opening, this new restaurant will replace Coa Mexican restaurant at the Bayshore Town Center. The menu will stay true to its Wisconsin heritage serving skillet dishes, casseroles, sausages like braunschweiger and bratwurst, and supper club-style dishes using native Wisconsin ingredients. The restaurant will also be offering beverages from local breweries, wineries, and coffee makers. HOM will be open daily for lunch and dinner.

House of Fries: Out on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m. across from Brothers Bar & Grill at 1213 N. Water, the truck will specialize in thick cut Belgian fries. The fries, which are fried twice for crispiness, can be ordered with a variety of dipping sauces like ketchup, mustard, roasted garlic mayo, mushroom mayo, Parmesan mayo, red pepper mayo, and black truffle or white truffle mayo.

Pleasant Kafe: This new bakery and café is coming to the intersection of E. Pleasant and N. Jackson on the lower East Side. The restaurant will replace what was previously Dentice Bros. Italian Sausage shop across from Sanford restaurant. The café will serve scones, muffins, yogurt parfaits, and coffee with meat and cheese boards later in the day. The opening is tentatively set for early August.

Horny Goat Food Truck Gathering: Making monthly appearances, the Horny Goat Hideaway’s food truck gathering will stop in the Horny Goat’s parking lot located at 2011 S. First St. the last Sunday of every month from noon to 3 p.m. Entering will cost you $5 which includes your first beer. Trucks include, Mr. BBQ Food Truck, The Gouda Girls, American Euros, and Streetza-Pizza among others.

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