By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Nov 09, 2015 at 1:44 PM

This evening between 6 and 8 p.m., the Frying Dutchmen, a new food truck specializing in authentic Dutch street food and pub cuisine, will debut its wares outside Blackbird Bar at 3007 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

During the event, a limited supply of dishes like twice-fried Flemish fries (vlaamse frites), fried meatballs (bitterballen) and toasted sandwiches (tosti) will be available for purchase at discounted prices.

The truck’s operators include musician and cook Jay Stys, of Bay View’s Vanguard, along with improvisational comedy actor Matt Garnaas and long-time friend Ed Schott.

The Dutchmen made their first appearance on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at ComedySportz, and have plans to launch lunch service and catering services moving forward.


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.