By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Mar 09, 2016 at 10:19 AM Photography: Andy Tarnoff

If you've driven past and noticed that Palomino in Bay View is dark, your eyes have not deceived you. But, the closure is just temporary, says Valeri Lucks, co-owner of the bar and restaurant.

A sign on the door indicates that Palomino will be closed for a few days this week, reopening at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 10.

"We are expanding the kitchen to accommodate our bakery that has outgrown itself at Honeypie," says Lucks of the closure.

The Honeypie bakery, which has been expanding its offerings and ramping up production to serve wholesale clients, has recently added items including New York-style bagels to its repertoire, which also includes biscuits, pies and other baked goods.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

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.