By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Feb 28, 2022 at 11:03 AM

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.

Goodkind
2457 S. Wentworth Ave., (414) 763-4706
goodkindbayview.com
New American 
$$$

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Restaurants with a friendly, welcoming vibe tend to make the top of everyone’s list. And such it is with Goodkind where the people are just as delightful as the food. 

The seasonal menu changes frequently, but that just means there's always something new to try. Sit at the bar and nibble on a bowl of mussels steamed in leek cream sauce with fried potatoes and herbs or indulge in coffee rubbed braised pork belly served with ultra creamy grits, poblano peppers and Meyer lemon marmalade.

Of course, you can always fall back on classic favorites like champagne-battered oyster mushrooms, amazing grilled Caesar salad and their unparalleled spicy crab bucatini. Don't miss finishing off your visit with a slice of their delicous Basque cake, which is lush with almond and vanilla flavors and topped with Door County cherries.

And Sunday brunch... for heaven's sake, don't miss their lovely offerings, including aebleskiver pancakes, brunch risotto and hot dish, a tater tot-filled sure-fire hangover cure.

Don't miss grabbing a cocktail at the bar; their selection is phenomenal and there truly is a drink for everyone from mocktails (just ask for something special) to low ABV options to amazingly balanced twists on classics.  Considering their bar program just earned them a 2022 semi-finals nomination from the James Beard Foundation, I'd say you're in very good hands.

Recommended: All of the above, plus crispy Brussels sprouts salad, stellar rotisserie chicken, churro waffles (for brunch)

View the full menu online.

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.