By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jun 20, 2022 at 11:04 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.

The LaFayette Place
1978 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 231-3030

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You’ll miss nothing about eggs or meat at this plant-based breakfast and lunch spot, which serves up a menu of well-executed vegetable-based fare that hits all the right notes.

Whether you opt for healthier fare (smoothies, avocado toast) or something more indulgent, like the Southern po’boy (cajun tofu, veggies and remoulade) or cheesy hash (House potatoes, roasted veggies, chorizo, melted Violife cheese, avocado and chipotle sauce), you’ll find options that deliver on flavor, texture and balance. Don’t miss the coffee-infused brunch old fashioned!

Recommended: Chorizo burrito, cheesy hash, chorizo joe

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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.