By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer 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 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.