By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Mar 10, 2014 at 8:05 AM Photography:

The 32nd annual Taste of Milwaukee – Thursday, March 20, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino Expo Center at 1721 W. Canal St. – features delicious dishes from more than 20 local restaurants, as well as live entertainment, games and a silent auction.

All proceeds from the event will benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin.

Participating restaurants include Carini’s La Conca d’Oro, Maxie’s, Blues Egg, Thunder Bay Grille, Ru Yi, Brew Cakes, Dream Dance Steak, Antigua and the Nines, among others.

Individual, unreserved-cabaret style dining tickets to Taste of Milwaukee can be purchased in advance for $50 online at, or at the door for $60 each.

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.