By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor 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 & 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.