By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Feb 18, 2022 at 11:02 AM

This is a friendly OnMilwaukee PSA for those of you interested in getting a head start on making next week event better.

Tuesday, Feb. 22 just happens to be National Margarita Day, so it only makes sense you'd celebrate the occasion with an agave-based beverage.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria, 249 N. Water St., is making the process all-too-easy with a day-long celebration. 

From 11 a.m. to close, they'll be rolling out the tequila barrels with $4 House 'Ritas, plus double loyalty points all day long for dine-in orders when you are a member of Blue Bat’s Preferred Guest Loyalty
Program (it's free; just sign up online). There will also be  complimentary tequila tastings and giveaways throughout the day.

If you get there early, you might even get a free mini 'rita. They're giving them away to the first 100 guests to step over the tequilaria's threshhold for dine-in service. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made at

So have fun. Celebrate. And be safe everyone.

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.