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A new Pizza Man coming to Mayfair and the newest food truck is SushiGo.

By - Jun 3rd, 2015 03:13 pm
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SushiGo. Photo from SushiGo website.

A smorgasbord of new eateries is coming to town in the early summer (er, technically late spring), not to mention a new farmer’s market and new brewery. Without further delay, as we’re hungry, the list includes:


Erik Irmiger and Amanda Trenbeth are unveiling their food truck SushiGo on Friday June 5. The two have been working together for 13 years and they realize the skepticism some Milwaukeeans may have with raw fish coming out of the back (or side) of a truck, according to

“It’s been the biggest concern that we’ve heard from friends and well wishers,” Trenbeth told the publication.

But she guaranteed SushiGo would not to serve the same fish two-days in a row, something that is apparently common for sushi establishments. The couple is even going so far as to request extra visits from the health inspector.

“We totally understand how people might be leery of eating anything made in a truck, particularly sushi, but with that in mind we are going to be vigilant about offering the freshest fish in the city,” Irmiger says. “The health inspector is going to get sick of me.”

SushiGo’s truck was purchased on Craigslist and according to an artist’s mock-up will be a shade of highlighter green on the front end with the logo on the side in a darker green.

It will be parked in front of The Tonic Tavern on Friday, during Bay View Gallery Night, at 2335 S. Kinickinnic Ave. The menu will include raw, as well as non-raw items including dumplings, Asian barbeque wings and miso soup.

Agave Southwest Bar & Grill

Agave Southwest Bar & Grill has filled the void left by Espana Tapas House at 800 N. Plankinton Ave. The space underwent renovation to give it a more open feel for a family-friendly environment. Now Serving first reported this change in Janurary.

Agave will be open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. -10 p.m. They’ll also have Happy Hour with special drinks and $5 appetizers.

As far as the menu is concerned, four varieties of soups and chilli bowls will be available for $7 and salads are priced between $8 and $12.

Espana closed in late 2014 and the previous tenant had been Butch’s Clock Steak House.

Company Brewing

Milwaukee is known nationally for its massive, largely defunct brewers, but growth nowadays is more about micro-breweries. For instance, Company Brewing in Riverwest, the next chapter for George Bregar, the former Colectivo coffee buyer who is now a brewer.

We wrote a preview for the brewery in April. Lori Fredrich of got a sneak peek at the brewery that opened on May 24. There she took pictures of everything she drank and ate. Prices ranging from $6-$21 per plate.

Company Brewing’s Facebook page spotlights their fresh grass-fed beef.

Beer costs $3 for clippers (half-pints) and $5 to $6 for pints. They serve four beers from the ‘Company Tap,’ as well as 10 guest tap beers. These include many varieties of beer such as pilsner, IPA, red ale, hefeweiss and a Russian imperial stout at 9 percent ABV.

Company Brewing also serves eight different wines, mostly from California. But they do have a wine from Austria and another from Chile on their menu.

Wauwatosa Pizza Man

Wauwatosa will be home to its own Pizza Man before anyone thought possible. This second location, Pizza Man Tosa, will be opening Friday June 5 at Tosa’s Mayfair Collection, according to Milwaukee Business Journal.

After the original parlor on the East Side opened in 1970 and burnt down in 2010, the restaurant relocated to N. Downer Ave. This new location in Tosa represents the expansion its patrons have been hoping for. This new Pizza Man will play an integral part of The Mayfair Collection’s second phase near the Burleigh Triangle.

We covered the opening of the N. Downer Ave. location back in 2012.

And Pizza Man Tosa’s Facebook page has been posting images from the multiple soft openings they’ve had over the last couple of weeks. Pizza Man’s full story can be found on their website, as told by founder Mike Amidzich.

Camp Bar Tosa

More action in Wauwatosa: Camp Bar Tosa is buying the building next door and looking for something to put in it. Owner Paul Hackbarth posted on Facebook his plans to acquire the building at 6600 W. North Ave. and also asked locals what they would like to see there.

“We are acquiring the building literally attached to Camp Bar Tosa! We are looking at options for the space,” Hackbarth’s Facebook post noted, adding that the addition is as big as the current bar. “If you or anyone you know may have any interest in the space, please let us know,” Hackbarth wrote.

In February Camp Bar Tosa won OnMilwaukee’s Best New Bar designation. It’s also well known for its outdoor patio, where its beer, we’re told, simply tastes better.

Jersey Mike’s

And yet another addition to the Tosa scene: The national sub sandwich chain, Jersey Mike’s, is seeking a new location at Wauwatosa’s One Mayfair Place, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal.

The chain has a lofty goal of going from seven restaurants in the area to around 20 by 2018. That may sound ambitious, but Alison Bauter of the Milwaukee Business Journal has reported that the chain, based in New Jersey, has been opening 200 sub shops per year. Soon everyone in America will be eating sub sandwiches!

Jersey Mike currently operates sub shops in downtown Milwaukee, Whitewater, Brookfield and Oak Creek.

Washington Park Community Green Market

Last week we reported on a new farmers market at Schlitz Park and now Washington Park Community Green Market will be open in the northeast parking lot at the Urban Ecology Center on N. Lisbon Ave.

It will replace the Vliet St. Community Green Market and will be open on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning June 13 and will run through October 13.

The market will be closed July 4 and September 5.

Garlic Fest

Lastly, it’s the beginning of summer (er, end of spring) and Garlic Fest is coming back to Milwaukee! Braise presents the 4th annual Garlic Festival this year, June 14 in Walker’s Point.

Food vendors will include Meraki, Purple Door Ice Cream and Wayward Kitchen and drink vendors are MKE Brewing Company, Great Lakes Distillery and Anodyne Coffee Roasters.

The fest will run from noon to 4 p.m. and there is no admittance fee. As with prior garlic festivals, all food, drink, music, artwork will be from local producers.

See our photos from last year’s Garlic Fest.

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