By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Oct 31, 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 dishes to try!

Precinct Tap & Table
W161 N11629 Church Ave., Germantown, (262) 415-5680
prec1nct.com

Head to this newer spot in Germantown and you'll be greeted by creative, yet casual dishes that combine an eye for flavor with a commitment to local and seasonal. Precinct’s menu includes fun, accessible favorites like burgers, housemade pizzas and flatbreads with a rotating cast of shareable plates, salads and entrees. [Read more].  Both dine-in and carry-out are available.

Five dishes to try:

  1. Queso fundido: Monterey Jack, salsa rojo, charred pineapple salsa and a choice of beef short ribs or shrimp ($12)
  2. Bison carpaccio: roast mushrooms, house pickles, Bellavitano, bread ($13); not available for take-out
  3. Alsatian bacon and onion tart with basil, mascarpone and Gruyere ($14)
  4. The Drive By: double burger, fancy sauce, grilled onion, American cheese, lettuce, pickle, split top bun and fries ($13) [Read the review]
  5. Housemade cheesecake of the day (made by longtime employee Katie Jacobson), priced $5-$7
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.