By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Aug 14, 2015 at 10:53 AM

Hot Pot is the name of a new restaurant reportedly moving into the space at 2430 N. Murray Ave. on the East Side. 

An anonymous source says Hot Pot will be a new concept managed by the current owners of Huan Xi, located next door at 2428 N. Murray Ave.

Hot pot is a fun, communal style of dining. A hot pot of broth is set in the center of the table and diners dip ingredients like meat and vegetables into the pot to cook the food at the table.

The 2,970-square foot space, which has historically been home to quick-stop grocers since the 1960s,  has been for lease since the end of last year. 

Huan Xi is a popular Chinese restaurant, specializing in Szechuan-style cuisine. 

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.