By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jul 25, 2022 at 11:02 AM

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.Amilinda
315 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 369-3683
amilinda.com
Spanish, Portuguese
$$-$$$

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If Spanish and Portuguese-inspired fare sounds delicious, set sail for Amilinda. Their digs might be quaint and the menu is small and focused; but dishes rotate often, depending on what's fresh and in season, so your tastebuds won’t tire.

At any given moment, you'll find offerings like empanadas, inventive salads, expertly prepared bacalhau (salt cod), housemade sausages or (if you’re lucky) piri piri chicken, a spice-infused dish that's as memorable as it is delicious. You'll also find a staff of friendly accommodating folks who are more than happy to direct you to dishes that you'll be sure to enjoy.

Recommended: Seasonal fish dishes (like the grouper pictured above); braised meats; piri piri chicken

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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.