By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jan 04, 2016 at 4:25 PM

It’s official, Drink Wisconsinbly will launch its bar and restaurant presence – likely later this month – in the former home of Blue Jacket, 135 E. National Ave. in Walker's Point.

The concept is powered by a partnership between Drink Wisconsinbly, Nebi Torbica (formerly of MOCT) and Laura van Heijningen (of Blue Jacket).

Drink Wisconsinbly plans to offer up simple delicious food paired with a healthy dose of Wisconsin idolatry, traditional libations (including Wisconsin old fashioneds) and "no beer from St. Louis."

The menu, created by Chef Kevin Sloan of The Pabst Theater Group and Chef David Sapp – formerly of MOVIDA – will include Wisconsin-inspired fare including an array of sausages, house-ground beef for burgers and paprikash chicken wings.

As Drink Wisconsinbly founder Richard Lorbach notes, "We’re aiming to have an experience somewhere between the County Stadium bleachers, your favorite northwoods supper club and your granddad’s corner tap. We’re excited to open our doors and show everybody what we’ve been working on the past several months."

Watch OnMilwaukee for more details as the opening draws closer.

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.