By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Mar 20, 2023 at 1:04 PM

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.

Three Brothers
2414 S. St Clair St., (414) 481-7530

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There are few spots more qualified to give you a taste of Old World Europe – more specifically Serbia – than the James Beard Award winning Three Brothers. Even more, a trip to dine there is both a cultural pursuit and a pleasure.

Delve into classic Serbian dishes like fresh Serbian salad and flakey handmade burek filled with spinach and cheese(allow about an hour for preparation or call ahead). Feed your soul with sarma (pickled cabbage leaves stuffed with beef and rice) or goulash served with traditional Serbian dumplings. You can also order Serbian classics like cevapcici (sausages), stuffed peppers or roasted lamb.

Be sure to save room for a house-made dessert. While you’re there, be sure to take in the charm of the building, which was a former Schlitz tied house. 

Recommended: Burek; sarma; musaka; suckling pig (often on special for Easter; call ahead to confirm)

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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.