MILWAUKEE — At Cornerstone Restaurant in Genesee Depot, it's all about the neighborhood.
"What I cater to is the residents that live around here and so many of them are faithful regular customers," says Judy, owner of Cornerstone.
If you're lucky enough to frequent this bistro, you may be able to add one of your favorites to the menu.
"I love coconut cream pie one of the customers told me, so we got coconut creme pie," says Judy.
But when the pandemic hit Wisconsin doorsteps and Cornerstone had to shut its doors, this local spot had to serve its customers differently.
"The two things you need to survive in the restaurant business is a good problem solver and be flexible. Heavy takeout in March and April, May as things warmed up and as dine-in started to open and slowly trickle in," says Judy.
Still having a steady stream of takeout, Cornerstone keeps its seating to half capacity. A choice that keeps all customers safe.
"We have customers who are essential workers and they're having a tough time working. So we want to make sure that dine-in and take-out customers feel comfortable if they have to come inside," says Judy.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Cornerstone is a Genesse gem you'll want to check out.