By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published May 06, 2020 at 6:01 PM

Milwaukee is home to a long, storied history in food and beverage. And while we've lost some iconic bars and restaurants along the way, there are still many dedicated to preserving beloved elements of the past while pushing onward into the future.

This week, we're highlighting some of the conversations we've had on the FoodCrush podcast that showcase the folks who are working every day to preserve elements of our food and beverage culture, often while telling behind-the-scenes stories you've likely never heard before.

Listen in, and then consider supporting Milwaukee's amazing restaurants and bars by ordering food for pick-up, contributing to funds or purchasing gift cards.

It's absolutely up to us to keep these amazing spots alive and thriving.

Wisconsin supper clubs

German food & traditions

Serbian food & traditions

Milwaukee's historic bars

Old school drive-ins

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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.