By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Dec 25, 2020 at 1:01 PM

Heat up a kettle of tea. Grab a cup of coffee. Or make yourself a hot toddy. Then cozy in and catch up with the newest episode of the FoodCrush podcast. 

After all, there's much inspiration to be taken from the tenacity, passion and fortitude of the chefs, restaurant owners, makers and movers and shakers who make the world of food and drink such an amazing place. In fact, we're williing to wager that you'll walk away with new insights into what makes Milwaukee such a great place to live and eat!

Join us in celebrating our local food & beverage heroes in these 90+ podcast episodes, and then show your support by patronizing their restaurants! Need inspiration? Here's a list of spots offering dine-in, carry-out and patio service



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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.