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Third Ward

By REBECCA KONYA
Photos by Dan Bishop

June 2013

Plan on heading to a festival this summer? Spend some time in the Third Ward before or after for a unique shopping and dining experience.

STYLE

Catering to the fashion forward set, (1) LUXX Boutique offers unique, stylish pieces at an affordable price. Browse the racks for vintage and contemporary clothing, fab accessories and fly handbags. 338 N. Milwaukee St. | (414) 278-5834

SWEET

Need to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out (2) Red Elephant Chocolate — a chocolate café featuring a selection of dark and milk chocolates, truffles, baked goods and chocolate-flavored drinks. Chocolate enthusiasts will especially appreciate the self-serve chocolate dipping machine where customers can hand-dip fruit and other treats. 333 N. Broadway(855) 733-3574 | redelephantchocolate.com

Bourbon and Tunns Tavern

SERVE

(3) Bavette La Boucherie, a butcher shop emphasizing locally and sustainably produced meats, is the vision of Milwaukee chef Karen Bell. Bavette also is part café, serving soups, salads and sandwiches, and part market, selling locally made jams, cheeses and other foodstuff. 330 E. Menomonee St. | (414) 334-0538 | bavettemilwaukee.com

(4) KASANA Gourmet bills itself as a creative food hub, offering gourmet catering services, cooking demonstrations, grab-and-go meals, a rentable commercial kitchen and event space ideal for corporate gatherings. Best of all, KASANA uses only fresh, wholesome, locally grown ingredients. 241 N. Broadway | (414) 224-6158 kasana-mke.com

KANSA Gourmet

FEED

International home cooking is top priority at (5) Cynthia’s Restaurant. Though the menu changes daily, the emphasis is on soups, salads and sandwiches with a foreign flair (think Egyptian chickpea soup and mulligatawny). Too hurried to pull up a stool at the restaurant’s wrap-around counter? Browse the refrigerated case of grab-and-go breakfast and snacks. 221 N. Water St.(414) 283-9244

IMBIBE

After 10 years serving tropical-themed fare, Palms Bistro owners have shifted gears and converted the Milwaukee staple into (6) Bourbon & Tunns Tavern. Belly up to the old-school bar for an extensive selection of craft beers, bourbons and whiskeys. The new menu features comfort and small plate options. 221 N. Broadway St. | (414) 298-3000 bournbonandtunns.com

Red Elephant Chocolate

SWING

City golf enthusiasts needn’t hike to the suburbs to practice their swing. (7) Fore! Milwaukee, a 6,000-square-foot indoor practice and learning center, opened in January. The facility has nine hitting bays, a golf video station and the See More Putting Institute. There’s also a bar/lounge area with multiple screens for sports viewing. 252 E. Menomonee St. | (414) 272-3673 | foremilwaukee.com

PRIMP

After 20 years on East Chicago Street, (8) Neroli Salon & Spa moved its Third Ward location two blocks north to share space with the Institute of Beauty and Wellness in April. The new space gives Neroli an extra 1,000 square feet of space, allowing for upgraded salon services and an elevated customer experience. 327 E. St. Paul Ave. | (414) 227-2888nerolispa.com

PICTURE

Husband and wife team Corey and Jennifer McVey, who operate the (9) Wabi Sabi Farm and Studio in Genoa City, opened the Wabi Sabi Gallery in April. Named for the school of Japanese design that celebrates simple and natural elegance, the gallery displays a mix of pottery, photography, drawings and mixed media. 219 N. Milwaukee St. Suite 2D(262) 325-7148 | wabisabifarmstudio.weebly.comCHILL

Music is the main attraction, not an afterthought, at (10)Anthony’s on Jefferson. Located in the space formerly occupied by the Hilo Martini Lounge, Anthony’s co-owners describe the lounge as a warm and relaxing place to listen to live music. The venue hosts live acts from nearly every musical genre on Friday and Saturday nights. 185 N. Jefferson St.(414) 273-1848

 


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