By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Sep 13, 2018 at 5:30 PM

West Allis is officially down one restaurant. Ka-Bob’s Bistro, 6807 W. Becher St. in West Allis, has closed its doors after just over two years in business.

The restaurant, which opened in spring of 2016, made a name for itself locally with a menu that mixed casual fare like burgers with higher end items like prime rib on weekends.

Owner Bob Nicholson says he’s grateful for the support from customers who patronized the business. He says his decision to close the business will allow him to focus his energies on the catering side of the business.

Mark Lutz, the owner of the West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe just across the street, owns the space. He says he is currently seeking a new tenant. Interested parties can contact him by email at or by phone at (262) 617-3276.

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.