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Pepperpot

A Taste of Jamaica in Bronzeville

In 2022, the Pepperpot restaurant opened its doors in the Bronzeville community. The restaurant serves authentic Jamaican food and drinks amongst additional items on their menu.  Originally located on 41st and Capitol, the Bronzeville location of 2215 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. is a much larger space, allowing in-person service from their dining room, bar, or lounge, along with the traditional carryout utilized in the prior location. Pepperpot has always maintained a sizeable clientele, and the larger building allows the business the space to accommodate the high-volume activity the restaurant is known for.

 Inside of the restaurant patrons are greeted with authentic artwork that represents multiple generations. To see an explanation from owner and head chef Dwight Jackson about the artwork in the building click here. Pepperpot received support from Bader Philanthropies, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the Commercial Corridor Team of the Milwaukee Department of City Development to ensure a successful transition into the Bronzeville community.

Images

Front of Building View of the building from MLK Drive. Source: Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories Creator: Kitonga Alexander Date: July 20th, 2022
Front of Pepperpot Building A slightly widened view of the front of the building Source: Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories Creator: Kitonga Alexander Date: July 20th, 2022
Inside of Pepperpot A The northern side of the interior Source: Pepperpot Creator: Courtney Kelly Date: Unknown
Interior View of Pepperpot One of the art pieces located inside the building. Source: Pepperpot Creator: Courtney Kelly Date: Unknown
Interior View of Pepperpot View from the bar facing north. Source: Pepperpot Creator: Courtney Kelly Date: Unknown

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Metadata

Kitonga Alexander, “Pepperpot,” Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories, accessed September 27, 2022, https://milwaukeebronzevillehistories.org/items/show/20.