Mitchel Writt
Now Serving

New Downtown Seafood Restaurant

Plus: another Bay View sushi place and a third Pizza Man, this time in Oak Creek.

By - Dec 14th, 2016 03:29 pm
First floor view of Third Coast Provisions.

First floor view of Third Coast Provisions.

Hungry Sumo Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro

The former home of Cream City Swirl will soon open as a new sushi joint in Bay View. Construction will soon begin for the Hungry Sumo Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro, which will open its doors at 2663 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. According to owners Pimrapas Lertprasert and Thitichai Rukchon, the restaurant is expected to be open for business by this spring or early summer. Lori Fredrich of adds more:

According to Pimrapas and Rukchon, Hungry Sumo will offer a full range of sushi options – including nigiri, maki and sashimi – along with specialty rolls, many of which will feature a fusion of both Japanese and Thai flavors. Thai entrees will also be available, along with a selection of sake, wine and both domestic and specialty beers. Rukchon says they also hope to roll out ramen offerings starting next fall.

“We plan to offer options that are affordable for everyone,” says Rukchon. “And on weekends, we will offer different sushi options featuring a variety of specialty fish that go beyond the typical tuna and salmon.”

…Natives of Thailand, Lertprasert and Rukchon came to the U.S. in 2009 by way of Chicago, where both have been working in restaurants… “We love Milwaukee,” she says, noting that they have been scouting locations for the restaurant for over a year. “The idea is to make Hungry Sumo unique. We are excited to bring this new concept and options to Bay View, and we’re excited to be a part of the neighborhood.”

Once open, Hungry Sumo plans to be open for both lunch and dinner.

Third Coast Provisions

A modern seafood restaurant concept coined by the owners of Merriment Social in Milwaukee’s Third Ward will open next week. Third Coast, as it will be called, can be found at 724 N. Milwaukee St. in downtown Milwaukee. Andrew Miller, Samuel Emery and Cameron Whyte own the dining location. Melanie Lawder of the Milwaukee Business Journal has the details:

Third Coast, which seats 140, was announced in March and features three levels: a main dining room, mezzanine and an oyster bar.

Like Merriment Social, Miller said the entire restaurant and space was created around the menu and food. Third Coast — which serves, as Miller puts it, “approachable modern comfort sea food” — is a little more upscale than its 3rd Ward sister.

“At the end of the day we want it to be a place that’s not necessarily just for special occasions,” he said, “but (a place) where you can come to the oyster bar once a week or have a dinner in the main level or mezzanine and I think we’ve created a space that’s very comfortable.”

Third Coast’s main dining room is open Monday to Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 5 to 11 p.m. Its oyster bar is open for happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Third Coast’s digs, 724 N. Milwaukee St., were the former home of Carnevor Steakhouse, which moved to a new spot a few doors down at 718 N. Milwaukee St.

Third Coast Provisions Renderings

Wauwatiki reopens

After closing for three months, Wauwatiki has reopened at 6502 W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa. The announcement was made via Facebook last week. Wauwatiki closed in September due to an electrical fire which caused interior damage to the bar and restaurant. Fredrich has the story:

The reopening comes with myriad changes, including new decor, a new food menu and additions to the former cocktail menu. And while it’s still a few (long) months away, Wauwatiki also promises a brand new outdoor patio come springtime.

Wauwatiki’s hours are 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Pizza Man at Drexel Town Square

A third Pizza Man location will open this weekend at the Drexel Town Square development. The new pizzeria will open Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. at 7974 S. Main St. in Oak Creek. The restaurant has other locations on Milwaukee East Side and at the Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa. Pizza Man will be open seven days a week, opening each day at 11 a.m. and closing no earlier than 9 p.m. Lawder has the details:

The Oak Creek Pizza Man, which seats 150, will be architecturally similar to its sister restaurants, Pizza Man representatives said. Designed by Milwaukee architecture firm Rinka Chung, the dining spot boasts reclaimed barn wood, industrial elements and its distinctive wine bottle chandeliers. The restaurant also features a private dining room and patio that will allow Pizza Man to almost double its capacity during warmer weather.

“We are eager to be an integral part of the fabric of the Oak Creek community while continuing to grow our brand,” said Sarah Baker, an operating partner at Pizza Man, in a news release.

Oak Creek’s Drexel Town Square, which is not yet completed, includes other restaurants that were originally conceived in Milwaukee, like BelAir Cantina, Water Street Brewery and Valentine Coffee Co., which has yet to open. A Meijer store anchors the project and the development is also home to Oak Creek’s city hall and library. Drexel Town Square also will include apartments when it’s finished, a hotel and a Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin medical building.

Now Closing: Joey’s Seafood & Grill

The seafood restaurant in Brookfield recently announced on Facebook that it’ll close shop on Dec. 23. Joey’s Seafood & Grill (12455 W. Capitol Dr.) has been serving the Milwaukee area since 2007. Here’s more from the farewell Facebook post:

All of us here at Joey’s want to thank you for your patronage and your friendship. It has been an awesome experience and it has been our pleasure serving you. Stop by within the next two weeks if you have a chance and try one of your favorite dishes one last time.

While our Brookfield store is closing, we will still operate our stand at the Wisconsin State Fair (in August) and Harvest Fest (in September). We look forward to seeing many of you there and are excited to continue to serve you!

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One thought on “Now Serving: New Downtown Seafood Restaurant”

  1. Christina Zawadiwsky says:

    Too bad Joey’s is closing!

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