By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Aug 28, 2019 at 2:01 PM

This weekend, you can "Do Good With Food" by eating at one of six Downtown restaurants.

That’s thanks to an initiative sponsored by the Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet, a group of restaurateurs committed to growing opportunities in the restaurant industry and strengthening the communities where they live and work.

During the event six Downtown restaurants will donate 50 percent of all food and beverage sales from both lunch and dinner service Saturday, Aug. 31 to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Participating restaurants include:

"We are looking forward to Do Good With Food and are incredibly grateful to all of the participating restaurants for putting together such a fun event and fundraiser for Children’s," notes Meg Brzyski Nelson, president of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation.

"Behind every program Children’s delivers is the support we rely on from our donors and partners in the community, and the restaurants behind Do Good With Food are a great example of this. The money raised will help support all of the extra special things that help us wrap around families to ease and prevent the suffering of children."

Guests who cannot dine-in during the fundraiser can donate to the mission online by visiting

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.