The 2023 Taste of the Gateway Discount Dining Days will take place

Wednesday - Thursday Oct. 18th & 19th

Please check back for more information and a list of participating restaurants

Below is a look at Last Year's Taste of the Gateway participating Restaurants (2022)

Al Bazzar

200 W. Layton Ave.

Jalapeno Loco

5067 S. Howell Ave.

Pita Palace

789 W. Layton Ave.

Final Approach

4959 S. Howell Ave.

Chucho's Red Tacos

4511 S. 6th St.

Packing House Restaurant

900 E. Layton Ave

J Wonderland

789 W. Layton Ave. (inside Pita Palace)

In Plane View

700 E. Layton Ave.

Paradise Roastery

814 W. Layton Ave.

Taste of the Gateway through the years:


From 2016 – 2019 the in-person event was held on a summer evening at the Garden District Gardens (South 6th Street and Norwich Avenue). Restaurants provided samplings for attendees to purchase for $1.00.

11 restaurants participated in the inaugural event.



The first ‘Flying Fork’ award for best tasting sample was presented to Cork & Cleaver (inside The Clarion Hotel).



15 participating restaurants. Chef Espinosa of the Aviator Restaurant / Best Western Plus Milwaukee Airport Hotel was presented the ‘Flying Fork’ award for best tasting sample.



18 participating culinary businesses. ‘Flying Fork’ award winner: Altitude Restaurant, inside The Crowne Plaza Hotel.



In 2020 the event format was tweaked to meet the needs of restaurants and community members. In place of an in-person tasting experience, diners were welcomed to a ‘dining days’ type event. The Gateway to Milwaukee sponsored an instant discount to each customer order during the multi-day promotion.

• Customers were offered $5.00 off their $10.00 purchase, or $10.00 off purchases over $20.00.

• 12 restaurants participated in the 4-day dining event.

• 888 discounts were redeemed, totaling $7,820 in reimbursement to restaurants.

• Participating establishments had a 10-40% increase in sales during the event.

Download Event Summary (PDF)



  • The reworked event provided diners with $10.00 off any $20 purchase.


  • 10 restaurants participated in the 2-day dining event.


  • 802 total discounts were extended to customers during the event totaling $8,020.00.


  • 67% of participating restaurants saw an increase in sales over the 2-day event.


  • In total, the participating restaurants saw $30,963.74 in gross sales from customers who utilized the Taste of the Gateway discount.


  • Over 83% of participating restaurants believe the additional exposure their restaurant received from the promotion will result in a new customer base.

Download Event Summary (PDF)