By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Oct 10, 2023 at 12:01 PM

’Tis Dining Month, the tastiest time of year! This means we’re dishing up fun and fascinating food content throughout October. Dig in, Milwaukee! OnMilwaukee Dining Month is served up by Educators Credit Union and Potawatomi Casino Hotel

In honor of National Pizza Month, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria is rolling out a new limited-release Meatball Marinara Pizza.

The pizza, which features meatballs tossed in housemade marinara and signature vine-ripened tomato sauce topped with mozzarella cheese, will be available as both deep dish or thin crust beginning Thursday, Oct. 12 at all five Milwaukee area locations.

During the month of October, guests can also win free pizza for a year. Just head to the Lou Malnati's website to enter.  Winners will be randomly selected each Friday throughout National Pizza Month and notified by email.

Fans will also be excited to hear that The Lou Malnati’s x Portillo’s Italian Beef Deep Dish has returned by popular demand, just in time for the holiday season.  It's available for shipping nationwide through Lou Malnati's Taste of Chicago and for pick-up at all Lou Malnati’s locations in the grab-and-go freezer cases.

Guests can also take advantage of Lou’s special Family Dinner Deals, an initiative that encourages families to enjoy a meal together. The family dinners feed four people for less than $10 per person and are available seven days a week for carryout or delivery.

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.