Regarding “It gives a little bit more back to the community”:
While it is true that the Wonder Bar in Milan has a new atmosphere, there were parts of the article that were misstated.
First, it was never known for being a “hole in the wall.” It was a great gathering place where you went if you wanted to see friends and neighbors. As far as “making” food the primary focus — it always was.
And shame on the current owner for the derogatory comment that the previous owner served “more carnival-type foods.” Not only did the previous owner use fresh ground beef purchased from the local meat packers, never frozen, for hand-packed burgers, there were plenty of other fresh, made-from-scratch items on the menu — tacos, burritos, soups, salads, assorted daily specials, to name a few.
And it was always a hometown family-friendly establishment until 9 p.m. when it became a bar. Locals yearn for the charm and camaraderie of the former hometown gathering place that the new owners have abandoned.
The Wonder Bar of Milan will never be as it once was.