By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Aug 09, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Braise, 1101 S. 2nd St., been named one of the top 50 new restaurants in the country by Bon Appetit magazine.

The restaurant was noted for its Community Supported Agriculture program, as well as its status as Milwaukee's first community-supported restaurant, which allows consumers to buy shares in the restaurant in exchange for culinary classes, dining rewards and other perks.

Recommended eats include duck confit and blue cheese flatbread with arugula pistou, and olive oil-braised vegetables with horseradish cream.

The list, compiled by writer Andrew Knowlton, a.k.a. the BA Foodist, also includes Chicago's Balena and Yusho, along with Minneapolis's The Bachelor Farmer, which has been recently acclaimed for its traditional Scandinavian offerings.

According to Bon Appetit, Knowlton will choose his first annual "Hot 10" list, as well as his pick for the top new restaurant in America, from among the 50 restaurants on Aug. 14.

For the full list of nominated restaurants, visit

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.