Uncle Wolfie’s dining room reopens, Ash extends hours in Milwaukee


Other dining rooms are reopening:

Uncle Wolfie’s Breakfast Tavern reopens on Friday, so say hello again to Johnny himself cakes and smoked salmon sandwiches. Brewers Hill Brunch, which has only offered take-out since March 2020, reopens its dining room on Friday. Orange and Blue Co., the shop at the back of the restaurant, is also reopening for navigation.

Uncle Wolfie’s will be open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Monday. Everyone should wear a mask over their nose and mouth except when seated. Transportation will continue as long as the restaurant can accommodate it, said co-owner Wolfgang Schaefer.

Instead of cramming inside the restaurant to wait for tables, customers will wait outside near the heaters, Schaefer said. It plans to have QR codes outside where customers can order drinks, including hot drinks.

Uncle Wolfie’s is at 234 E. Vine St .; (414) 763-3021. The menu is on unclewolfies.com.

Ash fireplace and bar, the gourmet restaurant at the Iron Horse Hotel is extending its hours from Wednesday.

Ash, where Dan Turek is the executive chef, opened his dining room in late September for dinner on Friday and Saturday. From now on, the restaurant will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Wednesday to Saturday.

On Wednesdays there will be live music and selected wines at half price.

Ash and the Iron Horse are at 500 W. Florida St .; (414) 374-4766. The menu is on theironhorsehotel.com.

It’s this week’s openings. Others that have opened in recent weeks (more or less) include these:

Honey pie coffee, 2569 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, (414) 489-7437. honeypiecafe.com. Modern dinner serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and pies, lots of pies. Hours: 9 am-9pm Wednesday to Sunday.

Palomino Bar, 2491 S. Superior St., (414) 747-1007. palominobar.com. Tavern serving appetizers, sandwiches and salads. Hours: 4 pm-10pm Thursday to Sunday.

Centro Bar, 804 E. Center St. (414) 292-8716. Craft cocktails, Italian wines, draft beer with live music. Friday and Saturday evenings.

Corazon Riverwest Cafe, 3129 N. Bremen St. (414) 810-3941. corazonmilaukee.com. Mexican cuisine from farm to table. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The field of jazz, 2424 N. Murray Ave. jazzestate.com. Cool cocktails and live music. Open at 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.

Gin Rickey, 2308 W. Wisconsin Ave. in the Ambassador Hotel, (414) 345-5015. thefitzmke.com/gin-rickey. The bar has started serving food while the restaurant, the Fitz, remains closed. Food served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; the bar is open later.

Hungry Sumo Sushi Bar, 2663 avenue S. Kinnickinnic (414) 595-9656. faimsumoshibar.com. Sushi, sake and ramen. 11.30 a.m.-2.45 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, 12.30 p.m.-2.45 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.-9.30 p.m. Sunday.

And late: Doc’s Commerce Steakhouse reopened in late summer at 754 N. Phillips Drive. (414) 935-2029. docsbbq.net. Smoked meats and craft beer on tap. 11.30am-9pm Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday, 11.30am-10pm Friday-Saturday.

Contact food critic Carol Deptolla at [email protected] or (414) 224-2841, or through the Journal Sentinel Food & Home page on Facebook. Follow her on Twitter at @mkediner or Instagram at @mke_diner.


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