Since opening in late 2014, The Vanguard has quickly 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.

Twice annually, 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 Tuesday, December 1, The Vanguard will have a staggering THIRTEEN new menu items available. Sadly, that means some current menu items will have to be phased out between now and Tuesday.

Today, The Vanguard is declaring “last call” on the following seven menu items. You can say goodbye to these favorites by placing a carryout order between Friday morning and Monday night (while supplies last). Adjust your diet and dining plans accordingly.

The Popper
Panko-breaded and fried jalapeno cheddar brat with cream cheese, jalapeno, cheddar, and jalapeno jam.

Milan Cevapi
Coriander- and oregano-seasoned lamb/pork sausage with ajvar, tzatzitki, feta, pickled red onion, pita, and iceberg lettuce (no bun).

Venison, bacon, grilled leek, red wine, and orange sausage with zucchini and eggplant briami, manouri cheese, and oregano.

The Paddy Melt
Freshly ground beef brisket and American cheese patty with house bourbon mustard, mushroom gravy, Chimay braised onions, and Swiss cheese, served on toasted marble rye.

Polish Sausage
Pork and beef sausage with beer, white pepper, and mustard.

Chili Coconut Tofu
Fried tofu with a sweet chili coconut glaze, Thai basil, and toasted coconut flakes.

Meatball Monday
Every Monday, The Vanguard offered a different type of meatball-based special. Monday, November 30 will be the final Meatball Monday for the foreseeable future.

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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.