By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Oct 01, 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 today's featured restaurant, plus five can’t miss dishes to try.

Snack Boys
2028 E. North Ave., (414) 810-1006
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This ultra fun 1980s themed snack bar serves up a scrumptious menu of elevated (and sometimes shareable) bites. Originally in Walker's Point, the restaurant moved into bigger, bolder East Side digs earlier this year; unfortunately, COVID-19 has prevented all of us from enjoying the new double-decker art-filled restaurant to its fullest extent. But, as the Snack Boys website says: "Apocalypse can't kill your vibe." You can still bring a piece of awesome home with you via carry-out or delivery. 

Take a peek at the new restaurant in this Quarantine Kitchen video with Chef Mitch Ciohon.

Five dishes to try: 

  1. Roasted cauliflower with aioli, pickled vegetables, “bird seed” and olive oil ($8)
  2. Hot fries: French fries topped with ranch, “DVR sauce,” scallions and dust ($8)
  3. Fundido: House queso with a choice of soy or pork chorizo, melty cheese, pickled red onion, cotija cheese and cilantro ($10)
  4. Fried tofu with crispy shallots, scallions and sweet chili sauce ($7)
  5. Papa KyKy's Pizza: Thursday nights only; get one while they last (toppings change every week)
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.