By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Apr 26, 2016 at 7:17 PM

It’s going to take a little bit of imagination to get you there, but you can catch a glimpse at the new in-progress patio space at Boone & Crockett, 2151 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., at a shindig they're throwing on Sunday, May 1, beginning at 4 p.m.

The hope was that the event would be an unveiling of the bar’s new patio, which will ultimately mimic a four-seasons room complete with a bar, stage and tacos provided by co-owner and chef Mitch Ciohon’s Gypsy Taco. It’s a project that’s been in the works for months, and which co-owner John Revord describes as "awesomeness."

According to co-owner John Revord, most of the components – including a new stage, bar, new tables and drink rails – will be in place. However, due to a delay in the installation of the patio roof, they'll be pinch-hitting with an overhead tent, which will provide shelter in case the weather is less-than-ideal.

And there’s more where that came from.

There will be plenty of delicious tacos for sale from Gypsy Taco, along with beer and cocktails at the brand new bar. Music will be provided by Dead Soldiers and Cavewives on a brand new patio stage, and old school photographers Eileen Blom and Margaret Muza of Gun Cotton Tintype will shoot photos at the bar stage during the event. Meanwhile, DJ James Freshluggage will deal out tunes inside the bar.

As the Facebook invite says, "Eat a Taco and pretend you are at State Fair. Tent parties are cool too."

Also, consider this your official notice to watch OnMilwaukee for additional details on the aforementioned patio space as they become available.

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.