North Shore Bank Announces Return of Second Annual Southside Dining Week Sept. 17 – 24

Community bank and local restaurants join together to celebrate international cuisine in Milwaukee’s southside neighborhoods
BROOKFIELD, Wis. – After a successful inaugural Southside Dining Week in 2021, North Shore Bank today announced the return of its week-long celebration of international cuisine in Milwaukee’s southside neighborhoods with 2022 Southside Dining Week on Sept. 17 through Sept.24.

The week, created, organized, and presented by the community bank that has a significant presence on the south side, will feature more than 20 restaurants from over a dozen southside neighborhoods. Favorites from last year that are returning this year include MobCraft Beer, Screaming Tuna, Tacos Los Gemelos, Orenda Cafe, Vientiane Noodle Shop and more, with additional restaurants still encouraged to sign up to participate.

“We heard tremendous feedback last year from community members and restaurants alike during the first-ever Southside Dining Week, so we’re thrilled that we are able to bring back this event that features the amazing culinary establishments on the south side of Milwaukee,” said Alfredo Martin, area branch manager for North Shore Bank. “We’re excited to see some returning favorite restaurants, as well as some new neighbors join us, and we look forward to making this a special week for all to enjoy.”  

North Shore Bank’s Southside Dining Week will kick-off Saturday, Sept. 17 with a live band brunch at Zócalo Food Park from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Zócalo’s current food entrepreneurs taking part in Southside Dining Week include Mazorca Tacos, Scratch Ice Cream and Hot Box Pizza MKE. The brunch will feature food and drinks, family activities, and live music from artists such as Salsabrositas, De La Buena and others.

New this year, North Shore Bank and local food experts will join the public for a panel discussion, “More Than a Meal: A Discussion of Food and Culture in Milwaukee” on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. Panelists Tarik Moody of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Emerald Mills of Diverse Dining and Turning Tables Tavern and Eatery, Arthur Ircink of Wisconsin Foodie and Edible Milwaukee, and representatives from participating Southside Dining Week restaurants will explore how food connects us to the world and each other. Complimentary food and beverage samples will also be available from select Southside Dining Week restaurants.

Throughout Southside Dining Week, participating restaurants will feature a signature dish for under $15. New establishments joining Southside Dining Week this year include Café el Sol, McKiernan’s Irish Tavern, Gyro Palace, Steny’s Tavern, El Atorón Mexican Restaurant, Hot Box Pizza MKE, AsianRican and more.
Neighborhood restaurants and community partners interested in getting involved can sign up at Silver City, Burnham Park, Walker’s Point, Layton Park, Cesar Chavez, Historic Mitchell Street, Harbor View are among the participating neighborhoods.

The bank will provide a $5 statement credit to its customers when they spend $15 or more at participating restaurants during Southside Dining Week using their North Shore Bank Debit Mastercard®. Restrictions may apply.

A final list of restaurants and qualifying menu items, as well as additional details for events throughout Southside Dining Week, will be announced leading up to the event. To learn more, visit to register and enter the giveaway for a chance to win $100 in participating restaurant gift cards.

Founded in 1923 and headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, North Shore Bank is a mutual savings bank with assets of over $2.5 billion and 43 offices throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Wisconsin locations are in metro Milwaukee, Germantown, Ozaukee County, Racine, Kenosha, Appleton, Menasha, Green Bay and surrounding areas, Burlington, Union Grove, Muskego, and Door County. Locate a North Shore Bank office. You can also connect with the bank on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.