North Shore Bank’s Southside Dining Week Returns with New Cuisine, Restaurants and Celebrations, Highlighting International Fare in Milwaukee

Week-long celebrations kick off Sept. 30 - Oct.7; New Hand Pie Fest culminates week
Brookfield, Wis. – North Shore Bank today announced the return of the annual Southside Dining Week, a celebration of international cuisine in Milwaukee’s southside neighborhoods. Southside Dining Week, now in its third year, will run from Sept. 30 – Oct. 7, with dozens of participating restaurants offering a signature dish for $15 or less for the duration of the week.
Festivities begin on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with a Southside Showcase at Zócalo Food Truck Park, presented by Mastercard®. The event offers food and drinks from all food trucks at Zócalo, family-friendly activities, commemorative Polaroid photos to take home, games and charging stations, and live performances by local artists. New this year, Zocalo’s parking lot will be transformed with food demos, art installations and interactive classes, from a salsa-making demonstration to a dance class – all free for the public to participate in. The first 50 guests will also receive free ice cream from Scratch Ice Cream and churros from Mazorca Tacos.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the community to the south side for our annual Southside Dining Week,” said Alfredo Martin, area branch manager for North Shore Bank. “We have some exciting new restaurants added to our lineup, as well as a brand-new event that will allow guests to sample cuisine from all over the world. In our 100th anniversary year especially, we’ve been reflecting on our relationships with our dedicated partners, community members and neighbors, and we can’t wait to bring everyone together in this celebration of international cuisine.”

The week, created, organized and presented by the community bank that has a significant presence on the south side, will feature returning restaurant favorites, including Orenda Café, AsianRican Foods, MobCraft Beer and more, with additional restaurants still encouraged to sign up to participate.

New this year, North Shore Bank will be culminating Southside Dining Week by hosting a Hand Pie Fest on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the brand-new Mitchell Street Arts Collective. This ticketed event will feature hand pie samples, including empanadas, pierogi, and more, from southside restaurants, plus live performances and an audience vote for the Tastiest Hand Pie. Tickets are now available for purchase here.

North Shore Bank is working with multiple community partners, including the VIA Community Development Corporation, Historic Mitchell Street BID #4, Jackson Park Community Association, VISIT Milwaukee and more.

The bank will provide a $5 statement credit to its customers when they spent $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

Founded in 1923, North Shore Bank is commemorating 100-years. The mutual savings bank is headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and has assets of $2.6 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, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok.