By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM

It's time for Dining Month, presented by Deer District and its spooky Halloween-themed alter ego, Fear District. Throughout the month of October, we'll be serving up fun and fascinating content about all things food. The signature dish, however, is our 2019 Best of Dining poll, who's winners we will dish out all month long. Get hungry, Milwaukee!

The Tandem

This year’s title for best Southern/soul food goes to ... drum roll please ... The Tandem!

The competition was tough, but with the bold and unique flavors that The Tandem is serving – not to mention the powerful mission behind its meals – it's mighty hard to beat. This handsome restaurant has perfected Southern-style comfort foods for brunch, lunch and dinner. Turn up the heat with their delicious spicy Memphis fried chicken or try classics like their grape jelly meatballs, deviled eggs, black eyed peas fritters, or globally inspired green Thai curry.

2019 marks this soulful hotspot’s third year of serving up meals with a mission; so it's a great time to support them by stopping in.

2. Mr. Perkins
3. Ashley's Bar-B-Que
4. Coffee Makes You Black
5. Daddy's Soul Food & Grill

OnMilwaukee editors' pick: Coffee Makes You Black

Lori Fredrich's pick: The Tandem