By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Oct 05, 2020 at 12:01 PM

My annual article, 52 Restaurants for your Bucket List, was originally created to provide readers with an easy way to explore the wealth of restaurants in the Milwaukee scene over the course of one year (52 weeks). Today, as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, it provides a fun and equally compelling guide for folks who’d like to bring variety to their weekly meals while providing vital support to some of our finest local restaurants.

Here's the featured restaurant of the day, plus five can’t miss dishes to try

Heaven’s Table BBQ
Crossroads Collective, 2238 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 455-1160
heavenstablebbq.com

Milwaukee’s BBQ game has gotten stronger over the past few years. Among the newest spots to tackle the art of smoked meats is Heaven’s Table, a catering business turned brick and mortar thanks to the Crossroads Collective food hall. Meats are hickory smoked and served up sans sauce with sides including fried corn, macaroni and cheese and some of the best cornbread I’ve had in the North.

And the news gets even better. Heaven's Table will soon have a restaurant of its own, coming soon to the Uptown Crossing Neighborhood

5 dishes to try: 

  1. Cheddar jalapeno cornbread ($2 each or six for $8)
  2. Smoked brisket ($19 per pound, or add to a meat platter)
  3. Southern style greens ($4 for 8 ounces)
  4. The "Mosley," a sampler platter named for Municipal Court Judge Derek Mosley featuring the choice of two meats (1.5 lbs), two pints of sides (feeds 3-4 for $35)
  5. If the housemade pastrami or Texas cut beef ribs are available, snatch those up!
Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.