Since opening in late 2014, The Vanguard has established itself as the pinnacle of tubed meat delicacies in Milwaukee. Though their winning mix of specialty sausages, “tube-less” options, exceptional appetizers, and an impressive group of vegan and vegetarian offerings has earned the Bay View bar and restaurant oodles of acclaim from local diners, regional and national publications, celebrities, and television programs, The Vanguard still likes to shake things up on a somewhat regular basis.

Once or twice a year, The Vanguard updates its menu with a handful of new items. However, in order to keep things fresh and make room for new offerings, the restaurant must also say goodbye to some old standbys. On Wednesday, December 8, The Vanguard will welcome eight new items to its menu—including four stylized sausages, two “tube-less” options, one new poutine varietal, and a side—and will make updates to a few existing dishes as well. Sadly, that means some current menu items will have to be phased out between now and then.

Today, The Vanguard is declaring “last call” on the following nine menu items. You can say goodbye to these favorites by stopping in sometime between this afternoon and Tuesday night (while supplies last). Adjust your diet and dining plans accordingly.

Spanish Red Chorizo
Pork sausage with garlic, smoked paprika, and urfa biber chili.

Don Flamenco
Spanish style red chorizo with roasted garlic, romesco, and garlic aioli served over twice-fried “potato chonks” (no bun).

Bangers & Mash
Pork, brown sugar, sage and garlic sausage served with cheesy mashers, onion gravy, pickled sweet peas, and chives (no bun).

Venison, bacon, red wine and rosemary sausage served with mashed sweet potatoes, baked beans, braised pearl onions, and zinfandel reduction (no bun).

Kimchi Dog
All beef hot dog topped with house kimchi, American cheese, scallion, and sesame.

Italian sausage with pepperoni, sweet marinara, red and green peppers, and onion, and mozzarella.

The Morita
Brined, panko breaded and fried pork chop with red miso honey mustard, American cheese, shredded Napa, and sesame sauce served on Texas toast.

Kimchi Fries
Fries topped with house kimchi, scallion, American cheese or Vegan Cheez Whiz, and sesame.

Chili Crisp Fried Cauliflower
Fried cauliflower covered in house chili crunch, orange vinegar glaze, and scallion.

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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.