By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published May 27, 2021 at 4:31 PM

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, and that means time soaking in the sun and basking in the unofficial start of summer. 

If you’re looking to get out of the house, Strange Town, 2101 N. Prospect Ave., is providing all the tools needed for a Sunday Funday with their Second annual one-day Rosé Fest block party, which takes place on May 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The East Side restaurant will be cordoning off Windsor Place between Farwell and Prospect Avenues for the event, which will feature DJs spinning tunes all day long and Strange Town glass pours of 2020 vintage rosés, including a number of limited releases. Strange Town dishes will also be available for purchase, plus NA beverages and beer fom Dead Bird Brewing.

There will also be food and drink offerings from Twisted Plants, Ruby’s Bagels, Flour Girl & Flame, Riley’s Good Dogs, Pete’s Pops, Lush Popcorn, Honey Bear Baked Goods, Soul Brew and Happy Joy Candy Floss.

Additional vendors include Plume (vintage), Canni Hemp Co. (CBD), Maranta Plant Shop, Aromatic Acres (flower crowns, cut flowers, plants), Basha Harris Jewelry, Luxen Moon Flower (jewelry), Lovers Never Die (tees), Yearning Hearts Co. (jewelry), Center Street Wellness, Tarot D’Amore and Peach Beast (wearables and accessories).

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.