By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer 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 Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.