By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published May 03, 2021 at 2:01 PM

It's time to start saving room -- in both your schedule and stomach -- for Downtown Dining Week, which will take place June 3 to June 13.

The festival of feasting allows diners to chow down on a fixed selection of lunch and dinner options at special prices ($13 for lunch; $25 or $35 for dinner) from a wide variety of restaurants.

Even better, diners can take advantage of the experience via dine-in  (both indoor and outdoor), carry-out or curbside pick-up. A number of restaurants will also offer family style take-away packages.

Among this year's palate-pleasing participants are:

Menus for all participating venues will be available online later this month, as well as in a handy PDF file you can download for full perusal. Be sure to make reservations, if needed, and tip generously for both dine-in or carry-out.

Guests who support restaurants during the event are also eligible to win one of four $250 in dining gift certificates by filling out a survey about their dining  experience(s). Winners will be randomly selected and notified of their winnings after June 14.

For more information, visit Downtown Dining Week.

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.