By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Mar 13, 2020 at 1:01 PM

"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee is back! For the entire month of March, we're serving up fun articles on bars, clubs and beverages – including guides, the latest trends, bar reviews, the results of our Best of Bars poll and more. Follow along with the #DrinkOnMke hashtag too. Grab a designated driver and dive in!

When it comes to preserving Milwaukee bar history, there might be no one more qualified than John Dye, owner of Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, The Jazz Estate and (more recently) At Random. In this episode of FoodCrush, we sit down with Dye to discuss his background, his motivation for taking on the curation of historic bars and the challenges he faces in keeping those spots alive.

Tune in for insights on the process of bringing these venues back to life, the cocktails they serve and the man behind it all. Then stay tuned for a reading of a portion of Robert Simonson's bar review of the newly renovated At Random during our Food Porn Minute.

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Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

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.