By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Oct 23, 2019 at 6:01 PM

It's time for Dining Month, presented by Deer District and its spooky Halloween-themed alter ego, Fear District. Throughout the month of October, we'll be serving up fun and fascinating content about all things food. The signature dish, however, is our 2019 Best of Dining poll, who's winners we will dish out all month long. Get hungry, Milwaukee! 

Some chefs work in restaurants. Others share their talents in less traditional venues. In this week’s podcast, we chat with The Pabst Theatre Group’s executive chef Kevin Sloan, a culinary professional who spends his days and nights shopping and cooking for artists and musicians who visit the Cream City.

During our chat, Sloan offers a peek into his day to day creating menus for performers that pass through the doors at the Pabst and Riverside Theaters. But he also takes us on a fascinating journey through his career, from his transformative early experiences cooking in New Mexico to opening his first restaurant, The Social, a venue which assisted in changing the trajectory for South Second Street in Walker’s Point.

He shares insights gleaned from restaurant ownership, travel and simple life experience. Along the way, he paints an insightful portrait of his life as a trailblazing chef whose sense of curiosity, adventure and drive has enriched both his work and development as a human being.

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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.