By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer 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

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.