By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jun 18, 2015 at 3:25 PM

The long wait will soon be over for the opening of Amilinda at 315 E. Wisconsin Ave. According to co-owner Orry Leon, the restaurant is planning on a July 18 opening.

The restaurant, owned by Orry and Chef Gregory Leon, was acquired last January and has undergone numerous renovations, including a revamp of the kitchen as well as multiple cosmetic changes (including bright red chairs!) which make the most of the 1,800 square foot space.

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Amilinda will feature a variety of seasonal dishes influenced by the flavors of Spain, Portugal and the southern U.S.

Hours for the restaurant will be Tuesday through Thursday 5-10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m.

Stay tuned to for a sneak peek of the space and menu in July

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.