The Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods feature one of Milwaukee’s most eclectic international dining destinations, where you can travel the world all in a few city blocks.  It is also home to some top notch venues to catch live music ranging from Blues to Polka, Jazz to Rock, and everything in between!

Phobruary: February 1st-28th!

$5 Pho all month long

Phobruary highlights 4 Thai/Laotian restaurants in the Silver City Neighborhood – a renowned International dining destination.  This year, Bamboo Restaurant, Thai Bar-B-Que, Thai Lotus and Vientiane Noodle Shop (all supplied by the Asian International Market) will participate by offering Pho at a special price of $5 per bowl; Monday through Friday, dine-in only.*

So, what is Pho? It’s a soup native to Vietnam, common in Laos and Thailand, which delivers a complex combination of flavors that dance on the tongue’s taste buds. It combines noodles with a choice of thinly-sliced beef, chicken, vegetables or shrimp, and also offers a multitude of garnishes and fresh herbs to tailor the soup to individual preferences. These typically include Thai Basil, sprouts, cilantro, limes, jalapeño, sauces, peppers, and other items. This delicious combination of flavors will satisfy your hunger by the time you get to the bottom of the bowl.

Looking for ways to take your love for Pho up a notch?

“Phon” (fun) in Silver City Challenge

* Eat at all four Phobruary spots in February and you will automatically receive a signed Certificate of Achievement for your great work!

* You will also be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to the Asian International Market (winner announced March 1st).

* To enter, you must submit receipts and picture of yourself with each bowl of pho*

“What the Pho!” Challenge

* The first ten people to eat at at all four Phobruary spots in one day will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Asian International Market AND a signed Certificate of Excellence for your incredible work and stamina.

* To enter, you must submit receipts and picture of yourself with each bowl of pho*

*Challenge Rules

* Each challenge must be done within the month of February 2017 at the four participating Phobruary restaurants (Thai Lotus, Thai Bar-B-Que, Bamboo in Silver City and Vientiane Noodle Shop).

* To submit receipts and pictures, please email to or mail to Celia Benton, Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, 1545 S. Layton Blvd, Milwaukee WI 53215

* Please complete a Photo Waiver to use your name and/or picture for promotional reasons.  This is not a requirement to win.

Are YOU up PHO the challenge?

Note: Thai Lotus is closed Mondays; Thai Bar-B-Que is closed Tuesdays, and Bamboo is closed Wednesdays.

For more details on participating restaurants, read below!

Neighborhood Restaurant Specials

Vientiane_Noodle_ShopVientiane Noodle Shop – Phobruary!
3422 W. National Avenue in Silver City

Beat the heat with August Savings at Vientiane Boodle Shop!  Cool off with a summer smoothie special at just $2.00!  Looking for some air conditioning to enjoy?  Dine-In options include $1,00 egg rolls and spring rolls and $5.00 Pho*!

*Monday through Friday, dine-in only.

Mamies_Bar_and_GrillMamie’s Bar and Grille is celebrating their 35th Anniversary!
Saturday, August 5th
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
3300 W National AvenueEnjoy a pig and chicken roast from noon to 8pm. Live music starts at noon and features the bands: Strokes & The Old Blues Boys, Blues Disciples, and Kenny J and the Shadows. Free admission!LBWN congratulates Mamie’s for 35 great years in the Silver City Neighborhood!

Asian_International_MarketAsian International Market

3401 W National Avenue

Providing Milwaukee with fresh Asian deli items and produce 365 days a year, 7 days a week. Be sure to try the Papaya Salad with sticky rice. Located in the Silver City neighborhood.

Bamboo_Restaurant_Storefront_Milwaukee_Silver_CityBamboo Restaurant – Phobruary!

Cuisine: Laotian/Thai
3427 W. National Avenue

Bamboo Restaurant serves authentic, made-from-scratch Laotian/Thai dishes for every eater, including carnivores, vegans, vegetarians, and those who eat gluten free or low sodium. Feel free to dine in or take-out Thursday through Monday! Located in the Silver City neighborhood.

Chicken_PalaceChicken Palace / La Michoacana

Cuisine: Mexican
3433 W National Avenue

Specializes in grilled and fried chicken Mexican style, and other traditional Mexican appetizers and entrees prepared with fresh ingredients at an affordable price.  Now serving traditional ice cream and authentic Mexican Ice Cream and Paletas that feature unique flavors like tequila, corn and guanabana.  Stop in and try them all! Located in the Silver City neighborhood.


El Señorial

Cuisine: Mexican
1901 S 31st Street
(414) 385-9506

El Señorial has a tradition of great food, friendly service, and authentic Mexican flavors. The Parrillada is not to be missed. Located in the Burnham Park neighborhood.


Jackson Grill

Milwaukee’s Supper Club
3736 W Mitchell Street
(414) 384-7384

This casual supper club has been voted one of Milwaukee’s Best Restaurants. Specialties include steak, ribs, and scallops. Located in the Burnham Park neighborhood.


Jo Jo’s

1900 S 31st Street

Fried chicken specials, combo dinners, pizza, and plenty of sides to chose from. Ideal for take-out and delivery. Located in the Burnham Park neighborhood.


Kochanski’s Concertina Beer Hall

1920 S 37th Street

Formerly Art’s Concertina Bar, Andy Kochanski has recreated this historical polka beer hall into a cool and wacky landmark. Just minutes from Miller Parkway, the beer hall continues Art’s tradition by offering Polish and German beers on tap as well as live polka, rockabilly, blues, and more on Fridays and Saturdays. There is truly no other place like it! Located in the Burnham Park neighborhood.


La Isla

Cuisine: Puerto Rican
3500 W National Avenue

Specializes in a great variety of Puerto Rican dishes like the traditional Mofongo, fried plantains, seafood, sandwiches and delicious flan. La Isla brings a little taste of the Caribbean and provides a family-friendly atmosphere to enjoy traditional music and the best of the Caribbean cuisine. Located in the Silver City neighborhood.


Mamie’s Bar and Grill

3300 W National Avenue

Since 1981, Mamie’s has been one of Milwaukee’s best locations to catch live blues music. In addition to great music, they offer some delicious menu options including burgers, tacos, hot dogs, and soups! Located in the Silver City neighborhood.



2066 S. 37th Street

From the folks that brought you Barnacle Buds. Enjoy one of Milwaukee’s friendliest neighborhood pubs. Featuring a Friday Fish Fry and Fried Pickles. Located in the Burnham Park neighborhood.


Taco Loco

Cuisine: Mexican
3524 W Burnham Street

An authentic taqueria featuring El Rey’s famous tacos and Mexican favorites. Located inside the El Rey shopping plaza in the Burnham Park neighborhood.


Thai Bar-B-Que – Phobruary!

Cuisine: Thai
3417 W National Avenue

Specializes in grilled chicken, pork and beef. In addition to over 15 years of restaurant experience, chef Thanita Sriamdi says, “My grandmother cooked for the King and Queen of Thailand.” Thai BBQ’s menu is sure to satisfy a royal appetite! Located in the Silver City neighborhood.


Thai Lotus – Phobruary!

Cuisine: Thai, Chinese, and Lao
3800 W National Avenue

Family-owned restaurant in business for 20+ years. Specializes in a diverse selection of Pho. Available for private parties and business lunches. Catering also available. Located in the Silver City neighborhood.

Tu Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar

Cuisine: Mexican
3710 W. Lincoln Avenue

Tu Casa specializes authentic Mexican cuisine including their house specialty – enchiladas mineras. Try their weekday lunch specials or happy hours (closed Tuesdays) and enjoy their comfortable dining atmosphere. Located in the Layton Park neighborhood.


Vientiane Noodle Shop

Cuisine: Lao, Thai
3422 W National Avenue

Family-owned and operated. Specializes in Pho and other Laotian noodle dishes, and features a variety of Thai entrees. Located in the Silver City neighborhood.


Wild Flour Bakery

2800 W Lincoln Avenue

This neighborhood bakery features European style breads, pastries, and daily soup and sandwich specials.  Located in the Layton Park neighborhood.