By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Apr 12, 2019 at 5:01 PM

As Milwaukee gears up for the NBA play-offs, countless restaurants are getting in on the fun. Merriment Social is offering the Greek Freakburger, a customer-created burgers which will face-off in the restaurant's Merriment Madness contest.

And the fever is spreading.

Georgie Porgie’s – the local burger and custard restaurant with locations at 9555 S Howell Ave. in Oak Creek and 5502 Washington Ave. in Mount Pleasant – announced today that it will be rolling out a limited-time burger that includes a nod to star Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The Gyro Step features a classic Georgie Porgie’s beef patty topped with gyro meat, French fries, homemade tzatziki sauce, onion, tomato and ketchup ($7.99).

"It’s fitting to mention that Georgie Porgie’s is owned by a pair of Greek Freaks themselves, brothers Peter and Lou Liapis," the announcement notes. "The homemade tzatziki sauce is a family recipe that the brothers know Giannis himself would approve of."

The Gyro Step will be available beginning Saturday, April 13 and will be served throughout the playoffs.

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.