Local Food is Our Addiction

March 13, 2020

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Here at Milhaus, we take our foodie game very seriously. But really… we didn't include "local food is our addiction" in our company culture statement for nothing.  When it comes to fueling our team's dedication to the giant task of transforming neighborhoods, only the best local food makes the cut. Whether it's a team lunch outing, quick delivery before a meeting or recommendations to our communities' residents, the #TeamMilhaus foodie addiction rings true throughout all four of our regional office locations and properties in the US.

There is no shortage of gems: Indianapolis was recently declared the "most underrated food city in the US" by Condé Nast Traveler; Kansas City is known for much more than BBQ, Columbus is a dynamic brewery city, and Tampa is one of the best-kept secrets of the food industry. With restaurants ranging from locally sourced produce to Latin-inspired small plates and authentic Italian cuisine, we're surrounded by food scenes that have something for every taste bud (and every team member).

Whether you want a nice meal out with friends or a quick lunchtime bite, you won't want to miss out on all the delicious options these cities have to offer. So, what are the #TeamMilhaus approved favorites you ask? Check out the list below for a full food tour through all our regional offices and properties!


Wildwood Market

At Wildwood Market, they strive to use the freshest, most delicious local and seasonal produce, dairy, meat, cheese and dry goods. They have an array of creative and unique sandwiches and salads, and incredibly, they never repeat selections. Wildwood is a team favorite for grabbing a quick bite to eat (especially the daily sandwiches and salads if they aren't sold out— you have to move fast after they Instagram their meals of the day!)


ClusterTruck is a one-of-a-kind delivery restaurant that brings us restaurant-quality food right to the office. ClusterTruck caters to every team member's needs and the technology makes ordering simple. Employees often have ClusterTruck delivered or put together a group order.  Plus, it's a local concept that blows national concepts out of the water.

Roosters Kitchen

Roosters Kitchen highlights American comfort food classics paired with local beer in a laid-back setting. In Indy, it's a Construction team favorite comfort meal.

Upland Brewing Co.

Upland FSQ is in the heart of Fountain Square, a community anchor and huge philanthropic sponsor of the neighborhood. Across the street from our newest property, Edge 35, Upland FSQ features a small-batch brewery for tinkering and barrel-aging, 22 beers on tap, and a locally-focused menu of spirited pub classics and vegetarian cuisine. We also admire that it revitalized an underutilized building in the area. Milhaus actually owns the building Upland resides in and they've quickly become a go-to restaurant for employees—we even got a behind the scenes tour of the brewery.

Upland Brewing, Across from Edge 35



With one location in the bustling Edge District near our Artistry St. Pete property and one near our office and HITE in the Seminole Heights neighborhood, Bodega is a team favorite no matter what side of town they're on. Through the perfect marriage of culinary creativity and an unapologetic appreciation for authenticity, Bodega is known for its Cuban sandwich. It's commitment to fresh, made-to-order food is in every bite, and the relaxed ambiance and fresh juice bar make it a local favorite.

Bodega, St. Pete Location

Coppertail Brewing Co.

Next to the future Ybor City community in the works, Lector 85, and our office location, Coppertail Brewing Co. is a great spot for happy hour. Coppertail Brewing Co. is an independently owned production brewery and tasting room founded on the desire to bring more quality, Florida-brewed beer to the thirsty masses.

The Stone Soup Company

A great spot near the office, the Stone Soup Company offers comfort food, homemade soups, and (more) award-winning Cuban sandwiches and vegan options. We're big fans of the lunch menu.


With frequent travel from the Columbus office to Cincinnati and Pittsburgh properties, a few favorites there made the list.

Wolf Ridge Brewery

Wolf Ridge Brewery has fresh, carefully crafted, delicious food that the Columbus office team finds themselves at quite often. A micro-brewery, restaurant and small business, this spot has a focus on people, culture and creating unforgettable experiences for guests. Not only is it great for lunch, but it's also the office's go-to spot for happy hour beers!

Brown Bear Bakery (Cincinnati)

Brown Bear Bakery is a laid-back bakery for artisanal sweet and savory pastries and desserts, plus coffee, in chic digs. This adorable spot in Over The Rine is the best spot for a dessert or coffee in the afternoon. Not only are their sweets phenomenal, it's a treat to work in their sun-soaked shop.

Ki Ramen (Pittsburgh)

Authentic, spicy, and delicious – members of the team say Ki Ramen is the best ramen they have ever eaten. These noodle specialists serve traditional and inventive bowls of ramen plus small dishes in a relaxed setting. The service is quick and located in a cool corner basement building, right near our Arsenal 201 property in Lawrenceville.

Ki Ramen Bowl


Pirate's Bone

Pirate's Bone is Kansas City's first plant-based diner focused on plant-based protein. They serve a slate of slider-sized vegan burgers topped with creamy vegan mayonnaise and fresh slaws and guacamole made in-house each day. Bonus: It's within walking distance of our office.

Baramee Thai Bistro

Baramee Thai Bistro, another great lunch spot for team members, features a relaxed, wood-hued eatery offering standard Northeastern Thai dishes from curries to spring rolls.


Farina is a modern Italian restaurant led by Kansas City's first James Beard Award-Winning Chef, Michael Smith. Farina is a casual yet elegant space for sharing and savoring with others. The seasonal menu is a delight, and it's also right within walking distance of the office.

Brewery Emperial

Not only is Brewery Emperial right across the street from the future Artistry KC, this rustic-industrial taproom and brewery locally sources its food and serves its own out-of-this-world ales and lagers with refined eclectic fare.

Half Chicken at Brewery Emperial


Located near our Gallerie property, Teocali is a cozy Mexican restaurant with the best food, an awesome environment, and a large selection of killer margs for the Gallerie team and residents to enjoy. Did someone say happy hour?

We hope we gave you some new favorite spots to try when you're in the area! Are you a foodie too? Come join our team!