By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Oct 23, 2015 at 1:16 PM

For the ninth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee, presented by the restaurants of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, dining guides, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as voting for your "Best of Dining 2015."

Milwaukee may be on the rise as a food city, but it still pays to be proud of our old school traditions, including our sausage and beer.

An article published in USA Today yesterday highlights a few of the reasons why.

In "Milwaukee Brat House: Wisconsin classics done right," writer Larry Olmstead highlights one of Old World Third Street's most classic stops:  Milwaukee Brat House.

"For the sausage lover (or beer lover) it is almost impossible to go wrong at Milwaukee Brat House," he writes, giving the popular restaurant a rating of "YUM!" (on a scale which includes the choices: Blah, OK, Mmmm, Yum! and OMG!)

Olmsted cites highlights like the bratwurst Reuben, tiger sauce hot wings, beer cheese soup and locally brewed beer. He also gives a shout-out to Usinger's Sausage, cheese curds and Lakefront Brewery's IPA.

Pretty sure he hit that one right on the head.

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.