By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Oct 31, 2012 at 7:32 PM

For the sixth straight year, October is Dining Month on, presented by Concordia University. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2012."

Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, fans will need to wait a few weeks to see Food Network star and cookbook author Ina Garten.

The Riverside Theater reports that, due to the extreme weather conditions on the East Coast, Garten will be unable to make her sold-out event on Friday, Nov. 2. Her appearance has been rescheduled for Nov. 29.

All tickets purchased for her Nov. 2 show will be honored for the new date. Ticket holders will receive their autographed copy of Garten's newest cookbook, "Foolproof," at the Nov. 29 event.

"This has been a truly difficult week on the East Coast," Garten posted for her fans on Facebook this afternoon. "Thank you all for your kind wishes; we in East Hampton have been mostly spared from the wrath of Hurricane Sandy but my heart is with all those folks who suffered so much this week.

"With the New York railroads and airports closed, it's impossible for me to get to Chicago, so in addition to cancelling King of Prussia, Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis, I've also had to postpone our events on Friday in Chicago and Milwaukee. I'm so sorry but hopefully I will see you when we set up a new date."

Ticket holders who have questions or concerns, or who cannot make it to the rescheduled appearance, should contact the Riverside box office at (414) 286-3205 or for a refund.

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.