By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Oct 31, 2022 at 10:01 AM

’Tis Dining Month, the tastiest time of year! This means we’re dishing up fun and fascinating food content throughout October. Dig in, Milwaukee! OnMilwaukee Dining Month is served up by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and Wollersheim Winery & Distillery.

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.

Story Hill BKC
5100 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 539-4424
New American, Midwestern

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As West Side restaurants go, Story Hill remains among the best. Its Midwestern fare -- smattered with jolts of inspiration, both domestic and global --  is accessible without inciting boredom. It’s also a great place to go with friends who love to share dishes, since you can try a good number in one sitting. Shareable large plates run the gamut from cedar-plank trout and Booyah! chicken thighs to pork chop schnitzel and beef short rib gnocchi.

Pair them your selections with delicious butter flake rolls, smoked Yukon potato gratin and their miso-braised cabbage.

Don't miss their outstanding brunch offerings offered on both Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Recommended: Chicken meatball; smoked Yukon au gratin; schnitzel; brunch dishes: crepe monsieur or shakshouka

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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.