By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Apr 29, 2016 at 4:01 PM

After a burst pipe, resulting in flooding in the lower level of the Broadway Central Building in Milwaukee’s Third Ward earlier this month, Kasana Restaurant and Bar announced that it will close until further notice.

However, as of this week, owner Ana Docta says that the restaurant can no longer operate at 241 N. Broadway St., and will be seeking out a new location.

The restaurant, which has operated in its garden level space in the Third Ward since 2012, began as a shared kitchen and event space, eventually adding a cafe in 2013 and evolving to offer regular evening dinner service and brunch with a focus on Brazilian fare.

Although the future is uncertain for Kasana at the moment, Docta says that the business will continue to offer catering services. She has also forged a partnership with Bert’s Bar, located at 3907 S. Lake Dr. in St. Francis to develop a food and cocktail program for the bar, which currently does not offer food.

For inquiries about catering or special events with Kasana, please email

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.