Locavore, a casual dining restaurant featuring dishes prepared with food products sourced from local purveyors, will open as part of the new hotel at Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee later this year, the casino announced this week.
“Locavore is committed to utilizing seasonal indigenous ingredients in every dish,” Potawatomi Food & Beverage Director Don Sally said. “I believe our guests will find Locavore and its local, sustainable menu options to be a natural fit to Potawatomi’s culinary offerings. An added benefit of this culinary concept is the positive ripple effect our purchasing will have on the local economy and small-scale vendors.”
The 381-room, 19-story hotel is currently under construction and will open in early fall.
Locavore will be located on the first floor of the hotel and will be open to the hotel lobby. The 4,400 square-foot restaurant will be able to accommodate 165 guests in the dining room, which includes a private dining room and winding bar that seats an additional 20.
Specialties of the bar will include hand-crafted cocktails highlighted by local ingredients, regional and small-batch beers and organic wines by the bottle and glass. The bar menu will feature small plates.
The restaurant will have about 60 employees, including a restaurant chef, cooks, servers, bartenders, hosts, bussers, dishwashers and managers. Potawatomi will host a job fair to hire for these positions as well as other hotel jobs, on Monday, June 2, in the casino’s Expo Center. The job fair is open to the public and will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. A second job fair will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, in the Expo Center.