By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jul 18, 2022 at 11:04 AM Photography: Lori Fredrich

Join us on Saturday, July 23 for some lakeside munchies at the second annual OnMilwaukee Food Truck Fest. Choose from a menu of 20 trucks and enjoy the live DJ, games and entertainment. It's the biggest gathering of the best food on four wheels.

It’s more important than ever to support our local restaurants. And there’s no better way to do so than making a commitment to patronize them throughout the year. To guide you on your journey, I’ve composed a list of 52 restaurants (one for each week of 2022) that should be on your Milwaukee restaurant bucket list. View the full list here.

Story Hill BKC
5100 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 539-4424
New American, Midwestern

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As West Side restaurants go, Story Hill remains among the best. Its Midwestern fare -- smattered with jolts of inspiration, both domestic and global --  is accessible without inciting boredom. It’s also the perfect spot to gather with friends for a meal of shared plates, both large and small.

Start off with delectable starters like their chicken meatball witth truffle honey and green peppercorn sauce or delicious twists on classics like escargot. Entrees vary from casual staples like the Story Hill burger to steak with coffee butter and pork chop schnitzel. Pair them up with sides like smoked Yukon au gratin featuring potatoes, house ham, dill cream, Carr Valley one year cheddar and a delectable corn flake crust.

Story Hill's brunch game is also top notch featuring dishes as varied as stuffed French-style crepes and flavorful shakshouka.  

Don't forget to check out the Story Hill Bottle Shop, which offers a lovely selection of wine, beer and spirits at reasonable prices.

Recommended: Chicken meatball; smoked Yukon au gratin; schnitzel; crepe monsieur at brunch

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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.