By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jan 16, 2023 at 11:07 AM Photography: Lori Fredrich

It’s as important as ever to support the amazing collection of local restaurants that we have in our beautiful city. 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 amazing restaurants. Try just one of these every week and you’ll have visited them all by the end of 2023.  View the full list here OR download an abbreviated printable PDF file.

Flour Girl & Flame / Everyone’s Table
8121 W National Ave, West Allis, (414) 662-7921 
Wood-fired pizza

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If there’s a restaurant that seems to get both bigger and better every time I turn around it’s Flour Girl & Flame. What was once a carry-out only pizzeria now has seating in the form of Everyone’s Table, a dining room and event space located right next door to the pizza shop at 8125 W. National Ave.

The space is warm, welcoming and full of good vibes. That’s much like Flour Girl’s seasonal wood-fired pizza, which is made with heirloom flour, hand-stretched to order and topped with local ingredients from women growers, LGBTQ+ producers and farmers of color.

I’ve never met a pizza of theirs I didn’t like; but my favorite is the Pep in Yer Step (add their giardiniera). That’s second only to their fantastically indulgent Detroit style pizza (currently available on Wednesdays only), which comes complete with a well-carbonized crust, plenty of cheese and racing stripes of flavorful tomato sauce painted on top.

Be sure to try their hot honey buffalo wings as well. They are tender, just spicy enough and chock full of flavor.

Recommended: Pep in Yer Step (add housemade giardiniera) or anything with wood-roasted mushrooms; Detroit style pizza; ice cream (local flavors available when you dine in)

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Note: During the winter months (Nov. through April), Flour Girl operates at their brick and mortar location; but during the summer (May through Oct.), they are off and running to new places each week with their mobile pizza trailer (watch their social for locations).

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.