By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Apr 03, 2024 at 1:02 PM

Milwaukee’s own The Wolf on Broadway, 600 N. Broadway, is among 25 spots chosen for the “Midwest Living” Best of the Midwest Travel Awards which highlight the buzziest openings of the past year in five categories: lodging, arts and culture, outdoors, family and food and drink.

“At this new concept from the owners of Uncle Wolfie’s Breakfast Tavern, sunlight melts like warm butter over cane-back chairs, soft peach banquettes and wicker pendant lights— an aesthetic advertised as Paris-meets-West Coast, which sounds absurd except they nailed it,” notes the article, which also highlights the global flavors on the menu.

The Wolf on Broadway, which opened Downtown last November, is backed by a team that includes General Manager Nick Witte, Bar Manager Erik Wickman and Executive Chef Kristen Schwab.

The restaurant’s ever-changing menu, which Schwab calls “Cute and craveable,” guests will find a variety of dishes including delights like butter chicken wings; rendang puffs and chili crisp fish sandwiches along with entrees like grilled steak with gochugang and a pork chop with Sulawesi coconut cream. And there’s even more to explore during brunch service. Check out the full menu and make your reservations online.

In addition to The Wolf on Broadway, one other Wisconsin venue is listed: St. James Social in Bayfield, Wisconsin also gets a mention for its Lake Superior views and proximity to the Apostle Islands.

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.