Don’t let the cold, dark nights of winter stop you from enjoying some imaginative cuisine at area restaurants. Here are a few offerings that are sure to warm you up: Wolf Peach (1818 N. Hubbard St., Milwaukee, wolf-peach.com) has unveiled weeknight specials of the local rustic cuisine for which it is known.
With the rise of foodie culture, chefs are becoming something of local celebrities. Wolf Peach is taking that idea one step further with a new marketing concept. The restaurant, which opened in fall at 1818 N. Hubbard St., in Milwaukee, is issuing artistic cards representing members of its staff. Think baseball cards, only with better artwork and no statistics.
If you ask Gina Gruenewald to describe the greatest thing that ever happened to her, her answer might surprise you — a stroke. It happened a bit more than three years ago, when 80 percent of her brain was damaged and doctors said she would never be “normal” again.
Change is never an easy thing, but I find it best to tackle it head-on. That’s why when the Brewer’s Hill restaurant formerly known as Roots reopened as Wolf Peach (1818 N. Hubbard St.), I rushed to try it out. First testing the waters for lunch with a co-worker, a few weeks later I found myself back at Wolf Peach a little after 7 p.m. on a Wednesday.
Wolf Peach gets its name from the tomato, but where does it get its food.
Wolf Peach, the restaurant that recently replaced Roots Restaurant and Cellar in Milwaukee’s Brewers Hill, has been approved for a $250,000 loan from the Milwaukee Economic Development Corp. The organization’s loan and finance committee approved the loan Tuesday afternoon for the restaurant at 1818 N. Hubbard St.
It shifts a diner’s equilibrium to walk into a new restaurant that’s taken over the space of an old, familiar haunt. So it was when I visited Wolf Peach, the restaurant that opened early this month in the former Roots space, to gather a first impression. Oh, the bones were familiar – same contemporary building, same dramatic view of the downtown skyline from this perch in Brewers Hill. Some familiar faces, too.