By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Oct 16, 2020 at 11:01 AM

If you love Guy Fieri, then you likely already know what he stands for: outrageous food, radical style and an awesome commitment to charitable giving.

This Halloween, Mina, 2238 N. Farwell Ave., will be paying homage to the over-the-top food personality by transforming their Crossroads Collective restaurant into Flavortown, a one-night-only pop-up featuring Fieri-style specials like French onion loaded totchos, chorizo jalapeno poppers and pretzel and caramel cheesecake. 

Even better, they will be hosting a remote raffle all week long, featuring prizes from local businesses including Pete’s Pops, The Mothership, Balzac, Crossroads Collective and several others. All sales from the pop-up and raffle will be donated to the Milwaukee Freedom Fund.

Created by Black and Brown Milwaukee organizers, The Milwaukee Freedom Fund works to see that residents are supported as they assert their rights to protest for justice. The organization raises funds and gathers resources to support bail funds, court-related costs and transportation as well as food, water and other needs. The goal is to create a locally controlled and operated Milwaukee Bail Out Fund that is part of the National Bail Out Network, supporting ongoing bail abolition efforts, immigration initiatives and work that supports Black and Brown Liberation and young people fighting to build a new, equitable world.  For more information about the Milwaukee Freedom Fund or to donate directly, visit their website.

Interested in donating to the raffle? 

Email ciao@minamke.com with a description, value and photo of your donation. Donations must be delivered to Crossroads Collective no later than Friday, Oct. 30. Pick-up is also available.

Follow Mina on Facebook and Instagram for updates as well as how to participate in the week-long raffle.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.