By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published May 01, 2023 at 11:03 AM

3rd Street Market Hall
275 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 249-5062 
Various options

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The 3rd Street Market Hall project was years in the making; but even at its debut in January of 2022, the nascent eatery and social space demonstrated its worth to the Downtown scene with a wide variety of food options, a full bar, plus plenty of activities to boot (think video games, shuffleboard, bags, a selfie museum and Top Golf).

Today, you can head to the hall for any number of options including: 

Don't forget to grab beer or cocktails at the bar. Or head to the Strange Town wine shop, where you can explore natural wines, grab a glass or bottle to enjoy with your meal or purchase a few bottles to take home.

Years ago, you had to settle for a chain restaurant like Cheesecake Factory to ensure there would be plenty of options for everyone. But now, you can just head to the food hall. And this week, that’s exactly what you should do.

Recommended: Potato doughnuts from Supernova; pollo a la brasa (Peruvian rotisserie chicken) from Criollo; tori paiton ramen from Kawa; banh mi special from Pho Spot; a scoop of sweet cream custard (or custard of the day) from Dairyland

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

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.