By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Nov 26, 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.

The Tandem
1848 W. Fond Du Lac Ave., (414) 885-1919

Both Southern and soul food are filled with heart. And you'll find fewer restaurants with a bigger heart than The Tandem, a venue that has proven its commitment to community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The restaurant is currently CLOSED for dining. However, they're busy helping others. Early on in the pandemic, they served up free community meals; currently they are hosting a one-on-one after school tutoring program, complete with meals for students.

Dish it forward:

  1. Learn more about the work The Tandem is doing in this podcast with owner Caitlin Cullen.

  2. Consider taking the money you would ordinarily spend on a night out at a restaurant and donating it to support their work. [Click here to donate directly]

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.