By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Apr 11, 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.

Lazy Susan
2378 S. Howell Ave., (414) 988-7086
lazysusanmke.com

New American
$$

Reservations requested
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From wild game to inventive vegetable dishes and gluten-free options, you’ll find it all at Lazy Susan, a casual Bay View spot with a homey, eclectic feel.

The restaurant actually turned eight years old on April 8, so now is the perfect time to stop in and thank them for nearly a decade of service in the Bay View neighborhood.

You'll be rewarded with a meal from their ever-changing menu, which always offers a broad range of items from seasonal vegetable dishes like King Trumpet mushroom "scallops with brown butter, thyme, asparagus and celeriac puree to comforting plates like house-smoked pork tenderloin with pimiento cheese quinoa grits, Carolina gold barbeque sauce and crispy kale.

Special items this week will include the restaurant's weekly "Bob's Burger," a weekly creation inspired by the iconic television show, as well as a seasonal soft shell crabwich featuring fried soft shell crab, arugula, tomato and remoulade on housemade brioche (with soup, salad or fries).  April 15 will also be the last night to order up their ultra-crisp gluten-free Friday night fish fry for the season.

First time visiting? Make a reservation for their Wednesday night dinner for two; it’s well-priced at $50 per couple or $25 per single and will give you a good feel for what makes this Bay View eatery so special.

Also recommended: Korean fried chicken (available the third Thursday of each month)

View their 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.