By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published May 05, 2014 at 8:09 AM

SURG Restaurant Group has renovated the 10,000-square foot space that once housed Ryan Braun’s Graffito to create a beautiful new events space perfect for weddings, business meetings, birthday celebrations and more said Omar Shaikh, co-owner and president of SURG Restaurant Group.

Located in the Historic Third Ward at 102 N Water, SURG on the Water offers accommodations for 250 in its nautical themed event spaces, as well as on its spacious deck – with private bar – overlooking the Milwaukee River.

SURG on the Water offers a large assortment of menu options allowing you to design the perfect lunch, dinner or appetizer menu for any type of event, and any time of day. From breakfast and brunch selections to a cocktail hour and after-dinner drinks and dessert, guests can choose from a standard menu or personalize menu offerings by adding selections from any restaurant in the SURG family. 

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.