Cafe at The Pfister Press Coverage

Some Like It Hot

Yo Patio
When I placed my bowl of soft, stuff fresh froyo on the patio table today, the blistering sun would have wasted no time turning my peanut butter-chocolate swirl into a drinkable dairy mess. It was just there long enough to snap the above photo (with two froyo friends) on the brand-new patio at the Brookfield Yo Mama! (Ruby Isle, levitra 2205 N. Calhoun Rd., 262-649-3128). It has a pergola on the west side, some potted foliage and plenty of room to hang out. Besides tables and chairs, they have built-in benches. The official patio opening is Tuesday, July 3. BTW, thumb’s up on the peanut butter-chocolate swirl. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Closed Door
Just south of the intersection of Brady, Oakland and Farwell, there’s a restaurant called Fajitas Grill(1673 N. Farwell Ave.). Was a restaurant called Fajitas Grill. The restaurant that pays homage to grilled meat served inside a tortilla has given its East Side location of more than two years the heave-ho. Plans are to reopen in a different Downtown location. Where it will reopen is a mystery. The month of August is the projected reopening month. More details when I have them.

Suddenly Salad
It’s a well-documented fact that people eat more salads in summer. Really? OK, I’m making that up. But it’s entirely possible. Seven is the magic number at Café at the Pfister. That is the number of new salads that have been added to the lunch menu. For example: a Nicoise with grilled ahi tuna, lemon Dijon green beans, garlic marble potatoes, and lemon anchovy dressing; the WELL Spa caprese with fresh burrata, heirloom tomatoes, and fresh basil; and the Farm to Plate, a mix of fresh watermelon, strawberries, arugula and goat cheese. Salads $12-$14. (424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Mon-Fri 6 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat-Sun 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

December 2022