The COVID-19 crisis has done incalculable damage to the restaurant industry in Milwaukee (and pretty much everywhere else). Since mid-March, food purveyors have struggled to stay afloat and have been forced to think of innovative ways to keep serving customers and keep the lights on. Within a few days of the shutdown back in March, Crafty Cow in Bay View wasted little time adapting by adding three new virtual pop-up restaurants. A couple months later, they expanded carryout service to brunch items with the creation of a “Biscuit Boys” menu.

Today, more than six months since the still-raging pandemic first made its presence known in Wisconsin, Crafty Cow in Bay View announced two new “ghost kitchen” concepts that will specialize in delivery-only items. The concepts—a Mexican/Asian/American fusion theme known as “Fiesta Panda” and “Big Wings,” which will specialize in chicken wings—can be ordered on a variety of delivery apps starting Friday, October 9. Get more information on the ghost kitchens and their menus in the press release below:

Milwaukee, WI: Crafty Cow today announced Fiesta Panda and Big Wings, two new ghost kitchens. What’s a ghost kitchen? A ghost kitchen is a delivery-only food concept that’s sold exclusively online and through delivery apps. So, customers will be able to enjoy these exclusive menu options through carry-out and delivery but they will not be available for dine-in.

“We’re always excited to launch something new that allows our staff to get creative and push their limits a bit. These ghost kitchens will allow us to reach a wider customer base while also providing additional dining options for the Milwaukee community.” says Devin Eichler, Owner. “Along with launching these ghost kitchen concepts we’re also expanding our delivery area by adding 2 additional online delivery partners to our roster.”

Fiesta Panda Menu: (Mexican, Asian, and American Fusion Food)
• Birria Ramen – Birria, ramen, house birria broth, egg, red onion, cilantro, avocado, corn, lime
• Nashville Hot Ramen – Nashville hot chicken, ramen, house chicken broth, egg, corn, scallions, soy glazed mushroom
• Pozole Verde Ramen – Chicken, ramen, house pozole verde broth, hominy, egg, cilantro, onion, charred jalapeno, lime
• Beef Bulgogi Cheese Steak – Bulgogi beef, pimento cheese, soy glazed mushroom, poblano pepper medley, scallions, baguette bun
• Birria French Dip Sandwich – Birria, pepper jack cheese, caramelized onion, side of consume for dipping, baguette bun
• Shrimp Po Mi – Cross between a po boy and a banh mi, Ramen Slaw, fried shrimp, cucumber, jalapeno, sambal aioli
• Bulgogi Beef Burrito – Beef bulgogi, Fried Rice, ramen slaw, sambal aioli
• Ramen Burrito – Ramen, egg, soy mushroom, pulled bacon, scallion, korean BBQ
• Korean BBQ Taco – Pulled pork belly, ramen slaw, KoreanBBQ
• Sambal Cauliflower Tacos – Aleppo Pepper Battered cauliflower, sambal, mint, avocado, organic greens
• Gochujang Fried Chicken Sandwich – Ramen slaw, kimchi, sambal aioli
• Birria Burger – double smash burger, pepper jack, birria, onion, cilantro aioli, cotija, consume
• Vietnameese Brussels – Brussel petals tossed in a sweet chili sauce
• Sambal cauliflower – Aleppo pepper battered cauliflower, sambal aioli, mint
• Kimchi tots – tater tots, kimchi, scallions, jalapeno, cilantro aioli, sambal aioli
• Elote Fried Rice – House Fried Rice, corn, scallions, chicharron, mayo, cilantro, cotija
• Nashville Hot Lumpia – Filipino style spring rolls stuffed with mac n cheese and Nashville hot chicken (collaboration between Crafty Cow and Lumpia City)

Big Wings Menu: (Boneless and whole bone-in wings)
• Nashville hot
• Buffalo ranch rub
• Kansas city BBQ
• Korean BBQ
• White BBQ
• Honey chipotle
• Buffalo sauce
• Teriyaki
• 414 fire
• MKE lava
• Gochujang
• Garlic Parmesan
• Lemon pepper rub
• Spicy garlic
• Lemon pepper wet (Buffalo sauce & lemon pepper)

How to order:
www.middlewestrestaurants.com (coming soon)
Postmates
Grubhub (coming soon)
Doordash
Uber Eats (coming soon)

Fiesta Panda and Big Wings will be available starting October 9th. Updates will be posted to Facebook and Instagram as the kitchens prepare to launch. @fiestapandawi or @bigwingswi

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.

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