We here at Milwaukee Record like to stay on top of the latest comings and goings in our city’s ever-busy food halls. A new Middle Eastern joint at 3rd Street Market Hall! A new “experimental coffee bar” at Crossroads Collective! But sometimes we miss these developments—either because we’re too busy/tired/despondent, or because there are just too many developments to keep track of. So, consider this a handy roundup of all the new vendors at 3rd Street Market Hall (275 W. Wisconsin Ave.) and Crossroads Collective (2238 N. Farwell Ave.).
Description: “Greenhouse offers a comforting approach to fresh and healthy cuisine featuring artisan sandwiches, hearty soups and a build your own salad bar.”
Sample menu items: Chicken Artichoke Melt ($11); Roasted Veggie Melt ($11); Amazing Avocado Salad ($11); Robust Caesar Salad ($11)
Note: Located near the front entrance, across from the bags area.
Description: “The Kawa restaurant group has been operating in the greater Milwaukee area for almost a decade, starting with Kawa Japanese Restaurant in Glendale (2014), and continuing with Kawa Ramen and Sushi on Milwaukee’s east side (2017). We are very proud to now bring our tradition of high-quality Japanese cuisine to Downtown with a new take on our beloved ramen.”
Sample menu items: Clear Chicken Ramen ($17); Hellfire Chicken Ramen ($17); Chashu Bowl ($15); Salmon Grill Bowl ($15)
Note: An accompanying Kawa Sushi is set to open soon.
Description: “Created by chef Ben Crevensten, the Meat & Co MKE spin-off will feature smash burgers, Nashville hot chicken sandwiches, chili dogs, tenders, shareable plates, and Meat & Co. favorites! HotWax, which refers to the method used decades ago to press records will have a retro theme. Expect to see a mural of album covers, vintage cartoons, and of course spinning records.”
Sample menu items: Well, “smash burgers, Nashville hot chicken sandwiches, chili dogs, tenders, shareable plates, and Meat & Co. favorites.”
Note: Located in the former Thum space. Set to open April 20.
Anytime Arepa at 3rd Street Market Hall
Kompali Tacos & Tortas at 3rd Street Market Hall
Paper Plane Pizza at 3rd Street Market Hall
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