By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Sep 09, 2015 at 2:05 PM

The Iron Horse Hotel, 500 W. Florida St., is turning 7. And it's celebrating with an End of Summer Birthday Bash on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The party – which will begin with a champagne toast – will be held on one of Milwaukee's best patio spaces, The Yard, on the west side of the hotel. The evening will feature a pig roast presented by Executive Chef Bradford and supplied by Hometown Meats Deli & Catering as well as birthday cake.

Music will be supplied by the Iron Horse's official musical curator, DJ Jordan Lee (DJ Madhatter) of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.

Guests can also avail themselves of a special Lucky Number Seven Menu, featuring a variety of offerings for $7, including a bratwurst with fries, chicken wings with hot sauce and blue cheese and tempura battered cheese curds with house ranch dressing. Cocktails will also be on special, including the Tokyo Mule, Summer Solstice and Paloma.

Reservations and tickets are not required. For more information, please visit or call (414) 374-4766.

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.