By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jul 13, 2023 at 3:36 PM

Pride Month might be over, but the work towards promoting, supporting and growing LGBTQ+ owned & allied small businesses across the State of Wisconsin continues, with organizations like the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber at the helm.

That’s just one of the many reasons to support their annual food tasting event, “Out in the Kitchen", which takes place on Tuesday July 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Dr.

The evening will feature the chance to sample delicious dishes from over 10 local chamber members, network with like-minded friends and colleagues and enjoy the unmatched lakefront views from the Discovery World Patio.  Guests will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite dish alongside a panel of special guest judges.

Participating restaurants include: 

  • AFMG Café
  • Antigua Latin Inspired Kitchen
  • Bartolotta’s Catering
  • Cowboy David’s Bakery
  • Flour Girl & Flame
  • Hyatt Regency’s Bistro 333
  • Inmoxicated
  • Kilwins Milwaukee Bayshore
  • MOXIE Food + Drink
  • The Lowlands Group
  • The Pasta Tree
  • Slide Gourmet Potato Chips

Tickets for Out in the Kitchen are $45 per person and can be purchased online. Each ticket includes one complimentary drink ticket and access to unlimited sampling.  

"Out in the Kitchen" is presented by Metro Market & Pick 'n Save. For more information about the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, including how to become a member, visit  You can also follow the Chamber on Facebook and Instagram.

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.