North Shore Bank Unveils Record-Breaking Lineup of 52 Restaurants for Its Third Annual Southside Dining Week

Week-long celebration kicks off Sept. 30 with Southside Showcase and culminates Oct. 7 with new Hand Pie Fest
Brookfield, Wis North Shore Bank’s Southside Dining Week, Milwaukee's premier celebration of international cuisine in the vibrant southside neighborhoods, is back for its highly anticipated third annual event. From Sept. 30 to Oct. 7, food enthusiasts are invited to embark on a culinary journey, as they savor signature dishes from an astounding 52 participating restaurants, making this year's event the largest ever in its three-year history.
Each participating restaurant will feature a special menu item priced at $15 or less, allowing residents and visitors alike to explore the rich flavors that make this region a food lover's paradise.

"We are thrilled to announce our biggest Southside Dining Week yet, with an impressive roster of 52 outstanding restaurants," said Alfredo Martin, assist vice president and community engagement manager for North Shore Bank. "This annual celebration highlights the incredible international cuisine that defines the south side, and we can't wait for everyone to experience the delicious meals and cultural offerings that await during this year's event."

Get ready for a week filled with culinary exploration, cultural discovery, and unforgettable dining experiences including the Southside Showcase at Zócalo Food Truck Park, presented by Mastercard®, on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 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 to offer a free yoga class presented by Soul Collective MKE at 11 a.m. and a free dance class presented by Panadanza at 1 p.m.

New this year, Hand Pie Fest will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the brand-new Mitchell Street Arts Collective. This ticketed event will feature a variety of hand pies, 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.

Southside Dining Week is supported by multiple community partners, including the VIA Community Development Corporation, Historic Mitchell Street BID #4, Bay View Neighborhood Association, Walker’s Point Association, VISIT Milwaukee and more.

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.

The complete list of participating restaurants and their featured menu items for Southside Dining Week 2023 can be found at and provided below:
  • Anmol Restaurant – Chicken Tikka
  • Anytime Arepa - Beef Arepa
  • Asadero Fiesta Garibaldi - Ribeye Filets
  • AsianRican Foods - Arroz Chino Bori & Chicken Pinchos
  • Black Sheep - Goat Cheese Risotto
  • Braise Restaurant - Steamed Pork Buns
  • Café Corazón - Taco Truck Dinner
  • Cafe El Sol United Community Center - Churrasco Puerto Rican Style
  • Carnitas de Rafa Restaurante - Tacos Dorados
  • Chicken Palace - Mexican Empanadas
  • Cielito Lindo Restaurant - Huevos Rancheros
  • Cocina Filipina - Cerdo Caliente
  • Crafty Cow - Fried Onion Butter Burger
  • El Atoron LLC Mexican Restaurant - Tostadas Octopus and Shrimp Tostadas
  • El Tsunami 2 - Enchiladas De Camaron
  • El Tsunami, LLC - Enchiladas De Camaron
  • Faklandia Brewing - Pulled Pork Platter
  • Fiesta Café - Fiesta Café Omelette
  • Gold Rush Chicken - 4 Piece Chicken Dinner
  • Guadalajara Restaurant - Pozole Verde de Pollo
  • Hot Box Pizza MKE - Margherita Pizza
  • Karma Cafe & Smoothie Bar - Loaded Protein Waffle Bites
  • La Casa de Alberto - Fajitas De Pollo
  • La Salsita Taqueria - Bistec & Onions
  • Mazorca Tacos - Chicken Torta
  • Mckiernan’s Irish Pub - Grilled Reuben
  • MobCraft Beer - BLT
  • Modern Maki Sushi - Hot Flamin Burrito
  • Old Town Serbian Gourmet Restaurant - Burek
  • Orenda Café - Carnita Hash Bowl
  • Purple Door Ice Cream - Door Galore Ice Cream Sundae
  • Restaurante El Local - Michoacan Style Enchiladas
  • Restaurante la Salsa - Camarones a la Diabla
  • Ruby's Bagels - BEC
  • Ruta's Fresh Indian Fare - Chicken Tikka Rice Bowl
  • Scratch Ice Cream - Salted Caramel Waffle Cone
  • Sprocket Café - Egg Sam
  • Steny's Tavern & Grill - Sweet & Spicy Garlic Chicken Wings
  • Style Pop Café - Brown Sugar Banana Lattee
  • Taco Loco Nuevo Mercado en El Rey - Pollo a la Plancha
  • Tacos Gemelos Restaurant LLC - Taco Dinner
  • Tacos Guelaguetza LLC - Alambres
  • Taqueria la Guelaguetza LLC - Guelaguetza Especial
  • Taqueria la Sierrita - Huevos Rancheros
  • The Bridgewater Modern Grill - Artichoke Dip
  • The National Café - Huevos Rancheros
  • The Saucy Swine - The OG
  • Transfer Pizzeria Café - The Da Vinci
  • Tres Hermanos Restaurant - Fajitas
  • Vientiane Noodle Shop - Chicken Pad Thai
  • Zocalo Food Truck - Park Smoking Pines
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.