August 16, 2022 – Burton, Wisconsin – The Burton House at 1800 Burton Avenue is complete and owner Eric Shirer will open the new facility on Friday, August 19, 2022.
Shirer has been working hard since purchasing the facility on June 30, 2022. “Now I’m almost done, and I’m happy to open it.”
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“We’re not just going to be a barbecue place,” Shirer said. “Friday’s fish fry will have walleye, cod, perch, and potato pancakes. I will prepare the food.”
Burton House also serves corned beef, Irish nachos, smoked brisket, and smoked ribs. There is now a modified appetizer menu.
Colleen Lonergan is the head chef. During her 40 years in the industry, Lonergan has worked at multiple supper clubs and other venues. “We’ve created a menu together that’s a real niche in this space: a gastropub environment,” says Shirer.
“Two months ago I was nervous, but now that we are closer, I am less nervous.”
Shirer said he will be a little nervous on Friday. “I just ask people to be patient,” he said. “We have some employees who are experienced and others who are new to the industry. We roll with our punches and learn on our own feet,” he said.
Barton House hours are Wednesday-Friday 3-10 PM, Saturday 11-10 PM, and Sunday 11-7 PM. There are plans to expand the lunch in the future.