I am always excited about a new business in the community that has people in the front and back of the business that look like the people they serve. See below on Daddy’s Soul Food and Grille. They have a grand opening coming up this Friday. However, just checking them out on Facebook would be helpful.
Owners Bennie and Angela Smith are Milwaukee residents and have a passion for cooking and making people happy. “This is a place for not just the physically hungry but also for those who desire a neat place and community space,” says Bennie. “We will be the premiere location for food, family and fun.”
This grand opening is a part of several announcements coming from this community. Most recently, the Near West Side Partners, Inc was formed in January 2015 with many goals including spurring new commercial development similar to Daddy’s. In addition, local developer, Rick Wiegand of Wiegand Enterprises and owner of the historic hotel, the Ambassador Hotel, signed a 6-month option to purchase Milwaukee County’s City Campus complex located across from Daddy’s.
“It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Near West Side,” said Keith Stanley, Executive Director of Avenues West Association. “Daddy’s is another great addition to our community. “
Milwaukee, January 20, 2015: Milwaukee’s premiere soul food restaurant, Daddy’s Soul Food and Grille, will celebrate its grand opening ceremony Friday, January 23rd, 11am – 11:45 a.m., 754 N. 27th Street, at the SOHI Building, the intersection of 27th and Wells. Daddy’s homemade and slow cooked entrees include baked and fried chicken, meat loaf and catfish but the menu’s expands with sides such as sweet potatoes, slow cooked greens and more. The menu includes tasty vegetarian and many health conscious options. Guest include local Alderman Robert Baumann of the 4th Aldermanic District, Bishop Randolph Brown of Unified Churches of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the Apostolic Faith (UCPAAF), and many other distinguished guests
About Daddy’s Soul Food and Grille
At Daddy’s, you will enjoy fresh food prepared daily that will delight their taste buds. From hefty dinner plates to light lunch specials, there will be something for everyone at Daddy’s. Along with the traditional soul food menu, Daddy’s will provide a healthy line of choices with a soulful flavor. The “total Daddy’s experience” is about light Motown background music, coffee, Wi-Fi, and even light entertainment weekly or the occasional opportunity for our patrons to “bless the mic.” Our vision is to provide a “Fresh soulful dining experience for all generations.
Bennie R. Smith Jr. is a graduate of the Milwaukee Area Technical College Culinary program has held several chef positions at many establishments ranging from the Pfister Hotel to Beans & Barley Café. Bennie currently owns and operates B.R. Smith’s Catering & Event Planning Services where he has catered for companies that range from Bolter Lincoln to Afro Fest.
Angela Smith is a graduate of Cardinal-Stritch University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management & Human Services. In addition, she is a graduate of Marquette’s Commercial Real Estate Development program. With this education, for over 20 years, Angela has held many regional and local property management positions working with the housing needs of people and compliance guidelines of the state. Furthermore, Angela has for many years worked side by side with Bennie in all aspects of the catering business.