By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Mar 31, 2021 at 6:01 PM Photography: Dana Dufek

For over a decade, Katie Rose has been making folks smile from behind the bar (or DJ booth) in Milwaukee. And since 2014, she’s been at the helm of the stellar cocktail program at Goodkind, a neighborhood gem at 2457 S. Wentworth Ave. in Bay View.

As an owner of Goodkind, Rose has also been at the forefront of decision-making for the restaurant, which – like so many other restaurants – has found itself torn between their desire to offer guests the hospitality for which they’ve become known and the desire to keep guests safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this week’s podcast, we chat with Rose about her journey to the service industry, the commitment to community that has defined her career and the hope she has for a better, more sustainable future.


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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.