By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Oct 17, 2018 at 6:01 PM

Season's eatings! The weather may be getting colder, but Dining Month on OnMilwaukee is just cooking up, dishing out your winning picks in this year's Best of Dining poll. Dining Month is brought to you by Fein Brothers, your premier food service equipment and supply dealer in Wisconsin since 1929. Congratulations to all of the winners, and happy eating for all those who voted!

In this week’s podcast, we chat with Black Shoe Hospitality’s Joe Muench about the ins and outs of oysters. Then we take the podcast on the road to Harbor House and get a lesson in oyster eating from Corporate Executive Chef Adam Siegel, who’ll introduce the salt-water bivalve mollusks to oyster-virgin Matt Mueller.

Will his first oyster experience be a blast? Or a bust. Find out on this episode of FoodCrush.

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Upcoming Episodes

Caitlin Cullen of The Tandem: Fried chicken
Salty. Crispy. Delicious. We talk all things fried chicken with the hilarious and forthright Caitlin Cullen, owner and chef of The Tandem. She’ll talk about her work at the restaurant as well as reveal some of the stories and secrets behind her two unique versions of fried chicken: Memphis and Georgia fried.

What’s up with dining surveys anyhow?
Every year OnMilwaukee polls its readers, giving them an opportunity to vote for the best restaurants in Milwaukee. But sometimes the results spark controversy. So Food writer Lori Fredrich and Culture Editor Matt Mueller dig into the down and dirty behind the survey including what goes into creating it, how we choose which venues to include and some of the questions that lead to the most interesting of results. Stay tuned for a creepy Halloween edition of the Food Porn Minute.

The art of the sandwich: A chat with Chef Andrew Miller of Third Coast Provisions
Listen in as we go deep with local sandwich connoisseur and chef, Andrew Miller of Third Coast Provisions and Merriment Social. He’ll spill the beans on what makes a good sandwich and how he uses sandwiches to inspire fine dining dishes. We’ll also discuss the best and worst of sandwich condiments, his favorite creation for football Sundays and more.


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.