By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jul 11, 2022 at 3:15 PM

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It's a sad news day. Fool's Errand, the comfort food oasis at 316 N. Milwaukee St. in the Historic Third Ward has decided to call it a day.

But if you'd still like to settle in for a memorable meal at the restaurant, which was operated for just over a year by Chefs Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite and their talented crew of hospitality-driven employees, there's an opportunity for that.  Fool's Errand will remain open through July 31.

What ostensibly began as a fool's errand – opening in the midst of the long, challenging pandemic – ultimately established itself as a great spot for brunch and well appointed dinners chock-full of Midwestern staples and comfort food classics.

Jacobs says that the decision to close the eatery wasn't an easy one. However, he and Van Rite hope to retain as many employees as possible, moving as many folks as they can to new positions at DanDan.

And, while the Fool's Errand concept is likely gone for good, he says there's always room for something new and exciting on the horizon.

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.