By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Apr 09, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Yesterday evening, Food Network star Alton Brown returned to Milwaukee for an installment of his new live show, "Eat Your Science," at the Riverside Theater. We were super curious about the types of things he’d eat while he was in town, so we tracked his trip to the Cream City, as recorded via social media.

In the morning, he did a flyby, complete with a mini history lesson at the Riverside Theater, which he declared "the best live venue in Milwaukee."

Over the course of the day, he returned to some of his favorite local spots. For instance, he got a hold of his favorite crullers from Cranky Al’s in Wauwatosa.

He also slipped over to "his home base," Valentine Coffee, where he sipped on a cortado.

New on his list of spots was the Milwaukee Public Market, where he checked out some breaded cheese curds from the West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe.

Seems he also sampled a bratwurst … although he didn’t indicate where, and we're thus-far stumped. Any ideas where these fries come from, Milwaukee?

At around 6:30 p.m., he posted this video from the Green Room at the Riverside, where he got downright giddy that that he could order up yet another cortado on demand.

Speaking of the Green Room, he also sat down to a very special dinner, prepared by Chefs Kevin Sloan (who’s served over 500 meals to celebs like Brown), Jeff Janosik and Julie Thorsen, who probably has his autograph in her trove of treasures.

And then it was on to the theater, where he performed for a full house. He finished up his Milwaukee trip with this crowd shot and a farewell Facebook message: "What. A. Night. Thank you, Milwaukee! #AltonBrownLive"

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.