Lakefront Brewery to revamp Friday fish fry

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:24 pm

Lakefront Brewery Inc. has announced it will revamp its Friday night fish fry, add a walk-up food counter featuring locally sourced products and extend its tour schedule to include weeknight tours from 4 through 7:30 p.m.

The brewery will take over the popular fish fry, which had been outsourced to Vecchio Entertainment Group.

The new food counter will be open on weekdays during brewery tours and will have a limited menu, including Wisconsin-made artisan cheeses and meats. Local food providers will include Growing Power, Miller Bakery, Rocket Baby Bakery, Great Lakes Distillery and Bittercube.

Lakefront’s fish fry will continue to be served on Friday only and will continue to feature the Brew House Polka Kings band. However, Lakefront’s kitchen operations will now be overseen by a new hospitality general manager, Jessica Koehler; new head chef, Kristin Walker; and sous chef, Matthew Venzke.

The operational name will change from Lakefront Palm Garden to Lakefront Beer Hall. Marvin Waters will serve as the beer hall manager.

“We are very excited to offer visitors more tour opportunities and more local foods overall,” said Lakefront owner Russ Klisch. “This is a natural evolution of our commitment to customers and to local and sustainable foods.”

Lakefront’s Friday fish fry will be temporarily on hiatus during the transition period. Klisch plans on reopening the fish fry as soon as possible.

Lakefront Brewery, Inc. was started in 1987 and is celebrating its 26th anniversary this year. The brewery distributes its products to 35 states, Israel and Canada.

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