By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jan 19, 2016 at 4:40 PM

The new location of Crawdaddy's is nearly complete. In fact, the restaurant will celebrate its grand opening of its new location at 9427 W. Greenfield Ave. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m.

The fact that the (re)opening coincides with Fat Tuesday won't be lost on fans of the popular cajun and creole restaurant, which always gussied things up for the Mardi Gras holiday at its old location on 64th and Greenfield.

The restaurant, which closed in 2013 after almost 20 years in business, hopes to bring new life to the former space which once housed Big Dogs Sports Grill. 

Owner Jonathan Klug says the remodel has been extensive and that the new space will be "truly unique."

Watch OnMilwaukee for a preview of the space very soon.

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.