By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jan 04, 2019 at 2:01 PM

Pokéworks, one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing poke brands, has officially debuted its first Milwaukee area location at 17000 W. Bluemound Rd.

In celebration, Pokéworks will host a grand opening celebration all day long on Saturday, Jan. 19. During the event guests can indulge in buy-one-get-one-free poke bowls. In addition to a variety of giveaways, the first 50 guests in line will also enjoy a coveted Pokéworks branded coconut.

The Brookfield location for Pokéworks is owned and operated by Andy Wick, a Wisconsin native who returned to Milwaukee after living in Denver for the past three years.

"Poke lovers in Milwaukee will quickly come to find that Pokéworks is substantially different than your typical fast-casual restaurant," noted Wick in a press release.

"Our genuinely fresh ingredients, responsibly-sourced seafood and chef-curated sauces, paired with the unique demographic of the Milwaukee community makes Pokéworks the destination for fresh, fast and reliable food."

Pokéworks of Milwaukee is open seven days a week from 10:45 a.m. to 9 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.