North Shore Bank’s Southside Dining Week to Kick Off with Cuisine from Over 30 International Restaurants

Experience Milwaukee’s international dining beginning Sept. 17; customers to receive $5 credit toward meal purchases*
Brookfield, Wis. – North Shore Bank today announced the final list of participating restaurants and menu items for the second annual Southside Dining Week, featuring 33 restaurants offering a range of menu items that celebrate international cuisine. The restaurants are located in Milwaukee’s south side neighborhoods with each restaurant offering a signature dish for $15 or less.

Festivities begin on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with a Live Band Brunch Kick Off at Zócalo Food Truck Park, presented by Mastercard®.   The event offers food and drinks from all food trucks at Zócalo, family activities, an interactive photo booth, games and charging stations and live performances by artists such as Trinity Grace, SAINTS, No Seatbelts, Salsabrositas and De La Buena. The first 50 guests will receive free ice cream from Scratch Ice Cream and churros from Mazorca Tacos.

From Sept. 17 – 24, participating restaurants will feature a signature dish $15 or less. These restaurants include Gyro Place, Hot Box Pizza MKE, Los Comales Taquería, AsianRican Foods and many more. Each restaurant offers one specialty item from their existing menu such as Camarones en Salsa Chipotle from Café el Sol, Hot Flamin’ Burrito from Modern Maki, Enchilada Omelette from Fiesta Café and Pad Burapa from Vientiane Noodle Shop. For a full list of restaurants and corresponding menu items, visit

New this year, on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 6 – 8 p.m., North Shore Bank will host a panel discussion, “More Than a Meal: A Discussion of Food and Culture in Milwaukee” at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. Guests will hear from Tarik Moody, 88Nine Milwaukee host, Emerald Mills, author and founder of Turning Tables Tavern and Eatery, Arthur Ircink, owner and director of Wisconsin Foodie and publisher and editor of Edible Milwaukee, and Julie Valcarcel, owner and founder of AsianRican Foods. The panelists will explore how food connects us to each other and the world. Complimentary food and beverage samples will be available from select participating Southside Dining Week restaurants.

 “We’re excited to welcome the greater Milwaukee area to our second annual Southside Dining Week, offering an exploration of the international cuisine proudly served on the south side by dozens of local restaurants,” said Alfredo Martin, area branch manager for North Shore Bank. “Our community bank focuses much of our efforts within these neighborhoods, and it’s our hope that this week will once again spotlight those businesses and introduce community members to the wonderful restaurants they haven’t tried before.”

To help produce the event, North Shore Bank is working with multiple local organizations, including the VIA Community Development Corporation, Historic Mitchell Street BID #4, Jackson Park Community Association, OnMilwaukee, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and VISIT Milwaukee.

North Shore Bank will provide a $5 statement credit to its customers when they spend $15 or more with their North Shore Bank Debit Mastercard® at participating restaurants. Restrictions may apply. To learn more visit, where you can register and enter to win $100 in participating restaurant gift cards, thanks to Mastercard®.

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.