MILWAUKEE — On the south side, at Oscar's Pub and Grill, the owner here got his start in the restaurant industry as a cook years ago.
"I started at the Wicked Hop, I was a cook there," recalls Oscar Castaneda. "I was driving down this street and I saw the building was for sale and my wife called and we made a business. One day we owned the building and two months later we opened and said we're going to call it Oscar's. Oscar's Pub and Grill.
The pub has plenty of space for customers, but Oscar's is only seating people outside on the patio for now. They get a wide variety of customers.
"On a regular day you can see people from downtown, lawyers, people with suits," Castaneda says. "The Mayor comes here once in a while. We also get the guy who is painting the house across the street, the construction worker and the city workers come in to pick up some burgers, so you can everybody. That makes me feel really good because everybody's comfortable at Oscar's Pub and Grill."
Why are they comfortable you ask? The big, ol' burger.
"Half-pound black angus beef that's fresh," explains Castaneda. "You have fried onions, fried jalapenos, chorizo, bacon, homemade bread delivered every day to us from a local bakery and we do homemade fries with a side of guacamole. People go crazy for that."
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