By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jun 15, 2023 at 3:02 PM

Queue up the summer weather. The Nomad Burger Shack officially opens today (June 15) at The Nomad World Pub, 1401 E. Brady St.

“For most Milwaukeeans the official start of summer is the festival season,” notes Nomad General Manager Gedi Haile, “But for us, it’s the reopening of our burger shack."

The Shack, which is tucked in the back of the pub’s popular East Side patio, is making its return with a smattering of delicious new menu items.

In addition to grilled burgers, chicken sandwiches, brats and hot dogs, fried cheese curds and cauliflower bites, guests can look forward to new Mac Attack mac & cheese bowls featuring “thick, rich, and cheesy mac” along with optional add-ons including pulled pork, bacon and jalapeños, hot chicken, or caravan chili.  Additional items include walking tacos and the Hot Box, a jumbo order of spicy fries or tots.

Opening day at the Nomad Burger Shack will coincide with the USA vs Mexico mens’ soccer Gold Cup match along with a raffle for tickets to the next match against Jamaica at Soldier Field.

Nomad Burger Shack’s inaugural summer hours will be Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m.  Hours may be expanded as demand warrants.

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.