By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Oct 20, 2021 at 11:01 AM

’Tis Dining Month, the tastiest time of year! This means we’re dishing up fun and fascinating food content throughout October. Dig in, Milwaukee!

After a brief soft opening to acclimate staff, Freshfin Poke has opened its newest location at 5800 N. Bayshore Dr. in Glendale.

The locally owned fast-casual restaurant specializing in fresh, healthy, Hawaiian-style rice bowls, occupies an 1800+ square foot space not far from the brand new Target store (which opens Oct. 24)

"The North Shore community has been a huge supporter of FreshFin since the beginning and we’re thrilled to finally be in their backyard," notes co-owner Nate Arkush. "There are so many great things happening at Bayshore and we’re very excited to be a part of it and bring our healthy, fresh bowls to the center."

New menu items

On the menu, guests will find signature bowls including spicy tuna, mango-salmon and curry coconut shrimp, along with a variety of options from chicken and pork to plant-based and gluten-friendly options. 

New Freshfin Poke bowlsX

That includes three new house-crafted bowls including: The Classic (Ahi tuna, red onion, classic sauce and seaweed salad); Sweet Avo (marinated tofu, avocado, sweet potato, edamame, carrot, kale, cilantro, red onion, crispy onion, sesame ginger sauce and Sriracha aioli); and the Rainbow Bowl (Ahi tuna, salmon, avocado, cucumber, carrot, pineapple, cilantro, red onion, classic sauce, Thai chili ginger sauce, sriracha aioli, crispy garlic, seaweed salad and tobiko).

BOGO bowls

Guests can also stop in for the poke shop's BOGO Grand Opening, which will take place on Friday, Nov. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 6 from noon to 4 p.m. During the celebration, guests can indulge in buy-one-get-one house-crafted bowls (including both new offerings and the Bowl of the Month).

Glendale marks the sixth Wisconsin location for the Milwaukee-based poke concept which opened its first shop on the East Side in 2017. Additional locations include Wauwatosa, Brookfield, Madison and the Historic Third Ward.

Freshfin Poke Bayshore is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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.