Paper Table Vendor Plans Two New Restaurants At Downtown Food Hall
Secret Hot Chicken owner adding dessert shop and chicken & waffles restaurant.
Kamal Shkoukani is on a mission to prove that good things do, in fact, come in threes.
Just one month after opening his first restaurant, Secret Hot Chicken, the Paper Table vendor launched a second, dessert-focused concept, Evil Slice. In the coming months, he plans to add a third restaurant, Crooks Chicken & Waffles, to his collection at the downtown food hall, 733-737 N. Milwaukee St.
The same is true for Evil Slice and Crooks Chicken & Waffles. While both have active social media accounts, Shkoukani has mostly refrained from sharing any further information about the businesses.
That is until Dec. 2, which marked the long-awaited soft opening of Evil Slice. The restaurant made its debut ahead of the Friday evening Bucks game, serving “giant” slices of chocolate mousse cake, french press coffee and hot chocolate with halal marshmallows.
An online menu for Evil Slice features chocolate, red velvet, chocolate and turtle cake slices, as well as New York-style cheesecake. Evil Slice will also offer milk, soda, coffee, water and hot chocolate.
The other restaurant, Crooks Chicken & Waffles, is expected to launch in the coming months.
The chicken and waffle concept marks a natural progression for Shkoukani, who told Urban Milwaukee in an October interview that he has been refining his “killer hot chicken recipe” since before 2020.
Paper Table is far from the city’s only food hall, but is unique in its takeout and delivery-focused business model.
A project of CloudKitchens, a startup from Uber founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick, the food hall leases turnkey kitchens to restaurant owners, partnering with apps like DoorDash, Grub Hub and Uber Eats for delivery.
For more information or to place an order, visit the Paper Table website.