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The Dish Manager Val Secor cooks up a Hoppel Poppel — scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, sausage, bacon, green peppers, mushrooms and onions topped with cheese and served with toast.

In the year since The Dish opened near the corner of 27th Street and Ryan Road, the restaurant has carved its own niche in Oak Creek.

The business is many things to many people: a coffee shop, an O&H Bakery, a pizza place, a lunchtime stop for a soup and sandwich. It was a two-time winner in Patch’s Readers’ Choice competition last year, winning for best pizza and best sandwich.

The Dish added something else to its menu just this week: delivery service. From 4 p.m. to close, customers can call (414) 856-0888 to have their food delivered right to them.

Patch asked three questions of The Dish manager Val Secor in this week’s (still-untitled) restaurant feature, which previously spotlighted Papa Murphy’s and El Fogon.

Q&A: The Dish Manager Val Secor

The restaurant at 27th and Ryan has found success after just more than a year in operation.

Oak Creek Patch

By Mark Schaaf

March 29, 2013

1. What’s the most popular item on the menu?

A: Our soup. We make all the soups homemade. In particular, the chicken dumpling is No. 1, and then chicken with wild rice. We always have four soups, but we switch them up, so you always know there’s something different.

2. What’s your personal favorite menu item?

A: For sure, mine is beef stroganoff. We do some stuff nobody does—we take real tenderloin tips, braise them, then we take the juice, make gravy. Like the rest of the menu, it’s all from scratch.

3. What’s the best deal on the menu?

A: The best deal is our happy hour pizza. From 3 to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, you get a large pizza with two toppings for 10 dollars. We sell a ton of them.