By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published May 06, 2016 at 11:59 AM

Dandan, the Chinese American concept opening at 117 N. Jefferson St. this summer, has been the object of some serious buzz.

But some of the mystery of the new restaurant from Chefs Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite will be unveiled at an upcoming pop-up event, which will be held on Sunday, May 22 at Morel, 430 S. 2nd. St.

The three-course dinner, which will be served family style, has seatings at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Diners will choose three options from 10 menu selections, which can be shared with other guests (translation: dine with three others and you can taste the entire list of offerings).

The cost for the pop-up is $50, which includes tax and gratuity. Drinks will be charged separately. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

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.