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Jul 9, 2012 12:34 PM

Hotch a do, no longer [Milwaukee]

Someone mentioned in another thread about whether Hotch had reopened. It has, but I fear it'll never be the same. Certainly, some of the dishes will carry on. But a restaurant is not only it's dishes...

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  1. Well, you're right that it doesnt sound the same at all. But I think I'll give it a try before consigning it to the dustbins of restaurant history. I dont get to the east side too often anymore; I'll report back when I do. Or if someone else tries it, please let us know what you think.

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    1. re: Fydeaux

      I tried to find a menu online, but couldn't. There's a Facebook page, but no website. Rumors on this side of town say Hotch Hash remains, as do many of the breakfast items (the makeover was supposed to maintain the brunch business that was strong on weekends. I'm anxious to see if the fish fry has survived (for those not aware, panko breaded tilapia, pan fried with cheese potato pancakes). I'll definitely miss breakfasts during the week.

      I do have faith that the former owner, now co-owner, will preserve many of the best recipes. But the funky service, the fact that the servers took shifts doing prep work in the kitchen, the vibe I've enjoyed since they opened will certainly be gone, as will the jealous stares of folks on the former #15 bus when I schlepped fish fries home on Friday nights. I wish them success, but not without regret. Adieu.