Looking for a roundup of Milwaukee food and drink news? Then take a bite of our cleverly titled, bi-weekly Food/Drink Roundup! This week: a food truck park planned for that old scooter shop on Water Street!

• You know that old Moto-Scoot scooter shop at 1652 N. Water St.? You know, that little, long-empty building next to that big, $1,225-a-month-for-a-405-square-foot-studio Rhythm apartment building? Well, after years of proposed development plans, it might be a food truck park now!

Brothers Murad and Mazin Hamdan—who own Chubby’s Cheesesteaks and Señor Gordito’s—along with their cousin Ramzey Huneidi, plan to open the Pali Park Food District at the diminutive Water Street space this summer. Vendors will include Señor Gordito’s (natch), ShawarMama, and Bodega Bagel. The park also plans to “host community events such as live music, farmers markets, art shows, supply drives and more.”

The park’s concept takes its cues from the family’s Palestinian (and Milwaukee) roots.

“Our family has been here for over 100 years,” Huneidi told Urban Milwaukee. “The food truck park is not just about dining; it’s about a symbol of humanity, of diversity in unity, inspired by the resilience and the spirit of our brothers and sisters across the world who are suffering, especially in our homeland of Palestine.”

Huneidi and the brothers Hamdan hope to have the park open by mid-July. “Once open,” notes Urban Milwaukee, “proposed hours for Pali Park would be from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.” [Urban Milwaukee]

• And speaking of scooters, Omaha-based coffee shop chain Scooter’s has opened its first Milwaukee location at 6023 W. Forest Home Ave. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Soul food restaurant Karol’s Kitchen and Catering will set up shop and take over food service in the Humboldt Park beer garden, a.k.a. The Vine. The previous food provider, Triciclo Peru, up and left last fall. [Urban Milwaukee]

• A new cocktail lounge called 17th Ward Cocktail Lounge is set to open in a ground-floor retail space of the KinetiK apartment building at 2150 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. in Bay View. [Urban Milwaukee]

• And speaking of the KinetiK apartment building, Paloma Taco + Tequila is officially open in another ground-floor retail space of the KinetiK apartment building. [OnMilwaukee]

• Also officially open in Bay View: Thai and Japanese restaurant Room Service, located at 2159 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Now open on the East Side: Italian restaurant L’incontro, located in the old Tavolino space at 2315 N. Murray Ave. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Now closed on the East Side (if it was ever really open in the first place): East Side Bar/Pub & Grill, located next to that closed laundromat at 2178 N. Prospect Ave. [Urban Milwaukee]

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