By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Aug 25, 2014 at 8:08 AM Photography: shutterstock.com

In a nod to the nation's longstanding love affair with barbecuing, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, recently announced the 2014 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 30 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America.

Among the mentions was Carson’s Ribs of Milwaukee, 301 W. Juneau Ave., a relative newcomer to the city’s dining scene.

Carson’s ribs, open for just one year, features a variety of barbecue dishes, including chicken, pork chops, and barbecue ribs. To celebrate the award, Carson’s Ribs has added a new Drink & Dine menu, featuring some of their best dishes and premium beverages.

"We’re thrilled to be in Milwaukee and honored to be named one of the best Barbecue Restaurants in America," said Dean Carson, owner of Carson’s Ribs. "It’s been a great first year, and we look forward to continuing to build on Milwaukee’s rich dining tradition."

The awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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.