By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Nov 23, 2020 at 5:01 PM

Maybe more than ever, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to take a look back on the year and count your blessings. 

While many of us may not be gathering together in groups this year for traditional family dinners, it’s still a wonderful opportunity to treat yourself to a special meal. 

It’s also the perfect time to consider leaving all the work to someone else and supporting one of the many restaurants offering ready-made Thanksgiving meals.

That’s why we’ve compiled a guide of restaurants offering easy ready-made Thanksgiving meals for pick-up (as well as those that will be open on Thanksgiving for dine-in). Please note that pre-orders and reservations are almost always required and deadlines are coming up quickly.

Is your restaurant serving Thanksgiving meals for dine-in, carry-out or curbside pick-up? Email me with details (menu, pre-order deadline and pick-up dates) at 

Antigua Latin Inspired Kitchen
6207 W. National Ave, West Allis, (414) 321-5775
Enjoy something a bit different this year with holiday meals from Antigua. Choices includ a Spanish Paella dinner (choice of seafood or pork and chicken)  with cilantro alioli and rustic bread, Antigua’s house salad, and their award-winning caramel flan (feeds four for $75.50 or $95.50); empanadas by the dozen (choose from chicken, ground beef, pork or guava for $35); their popular taco bar featuring a choice of mesquite grilled chicken or steak with Antigua’s signature salsa, sour cream, cheese, lettuce and tortillas (feeds four for $45.50 or $50). Whole flan are also available (serves 16 for $45). Order online or by calling (414) 321-5775 by 2 p.m. on Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving curbside pick-up or delivery between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

1751 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 897-7022
Ardent is offering heat-and-eat Thanksgiving dinners which serve either two ($95) or four ($190). Dinners include sliced turkey, gravy, potato gratin, stuffing, green bean casserole, cranberries, croissant rolls and pumpkin dessert. Add-ons including bottles of wine are also available. Orders must be placed by Nov. 22 for pick-up on Nov. 25 or Nov. 26. View the menu and order at

Bavette La Boucherie
330 E. Menomonee St., (414) 273-3375
Bavette is offering pre-made heat and eat Thanksgiving meals featuring squash and kale stuffed turkey breast and slow cooked turkey leg, accompanied by buttermilk herb mash potatoes; sausage stuffing; roasted sweet potatoes with harissa, pickled currants and almonds; brussels sprouts with bacon and pomegranate; cranberry chutney; gravy; and bourbon creme fraiche pumpkin pie. Pricing is $168 for four; or $336 for eight (or a combination of the two sizes. Deadline for pre-orders is Nov. 15.

Birch + Butcher
459 E. Pleasant St., (414) 323-7372
Birch + Butcher is offering a full Thanksgiving  meal featuring cornbread and pork sausage stuffed turkey breast, sourdough turkey sausage stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, brussels sprouts with bacon lardons and kabocha squash puree for $100. Additional stuffed turkey breasts, sides and desserts are also available. Orders accepted until sold out with pick-up on Nov. 25 and Nov. 26.

Black Shoe Bakery @ Blue's Egg
320 N. 77th St.

Black Shoe Bakery will be offering Thanksgiving baked goods ($26-$12), including Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pecan Pie, Key Lime Pie (all 9-inch) and dinner rolls by the dozen. Orders can be placed online with pick-up at Blue's Egg (curbside pick-up area behind the restaurant) between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Nov. 25. Car information and intended pickup time can be added to the "notes for the restaurant" on checkout.

W61 N480 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, (262) 618-4683
Brandywine is offering a la cart heat-and-eat selections for Thanksgiving, including herb roasted Amish turkey breast with smoked turkey leg confit (by the pound), brioche and porcini stuffing, buttermilk and chive mashed potatoes, sourdough focaccia with roasted butternut squash and fontina, red wine gravy and sweet potato cinnamon rolls with candied pecans and maple frosting.  Whole Amish Turkey options available at 8 to 10 pounds each (call for pricing and availability). Quantities are limited. Pre-order online now for pick-up on Nov. 25 between 4 and 7 p.m.

The Brick Pub & Grill
6343 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale, (414) 797-0710
The Brick is offering meal kits for two or four ($30 or $60). Kits include turkey or ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, stuffing and dessert. Pre-order by Nov. 16 for pick-up on Nov. 25

7700 W Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 271-7700
Buckatabon will be offering a special dessert for Thanksgiving: Goose's Eau Claire Cake. The cake features vanilla pudding, chocolate crunch, graham crackers, chocolate sauce, vanilla whipped cream and macerated strawberries ($30). Pre-order your cake by Nov. 24 for pick-up on Nov. 25.

Buckley's Restaurant & Bar
801 N. Cass St., (414) 277-1111

Buckley's is offering prepared heat-and-eat Thanksgiving meals for $25 per person; meals include turkey breast and confit leg, buttered herb-and-garlic red potatoes, pork sausage stuffing, maple-glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts casserole with gruyere and bacon. Guests also have the option of ordering brined Cornish game hens to roast at home  ($18 per bird) or sides only ($15 a person). Desserts and cocktaiils are also available. View the full menu on Facebook. All orders must be placed by phone by Nov. 18 for pickup on Nov. 24 or 25.

6030 W. North Ave., (414) 312-8968

Ca'Lucchenzo is offering a variety of Thanksgiving sides and desserts for pre-order. Options include items like housemade foccaccia, creamy pumpking soup, cauliflower gratin, sausage stuffing and turkey gravy, plus desserts like almond pear crostata and dark chocolate hazelnut tarts. Thanksgiving beverages are also available, including mulled cider, browned butter bourbon and wine.
Pre-order online (while supplies last), with pick-up on Nov. 25 between 4 and 7 p.m.

The Capital Grille 
310 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 223-0600
The Capital Grille is offering a variety of Thankstiving sides for pre-order including elevated classics like pecan-crusted sweet potatoes with hot honey, cranberry-pear chutney, French green beans with Marcona almonds and signaturre mashed potatoes., plus numerous other holiday staples. Sides serve four to six people for $125 and come prepared and ready to be reheated. Guests can pair with a bottle of wine or the restaurant’s iconic Stoli Doli martini. Pre-orders can be placed online now for pick-up on Nov. 24 or 25.

401 E. Erie St., (414) 930-9088
Cavas will be offering heat-and eat Thanksgiving dinners for four ($248, plus tax and 20% gratuity) featuring warm winter squash salad with carrots, chiles and honey; sweet potato corn bread with cinnamon butter; bacon-wrapped turkey;  roasted Brussels sprouts with apples and pineapple; pumpkin flan and housemade spiked eggnog. Place your order online by Nov. 23 for pick-up on Nov. 26 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

770 N. Jefferson St., (619) 363-5358

Looking for a cheese and charcuterie board to round out your feast? Charcuter-me is offering three holiday-worthy boards for gatherings of any size. Order online for pick-up.

N56 W16300 Silver Spring Dr., Menomonee Falls, (262) 781-3333

Davians will be offering fully cooked heat-and-eat Thanksgiving packages for drive-thru pick-up. Dinner for 10 includes a whole roasted turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry orange relish, rolls and a choice of sides and dessert ($200). Dinners are also available to feed two ($40) or six ($135). Additional sides, desserts and wine are also available. View the full menu online. Orders must be placed by Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. for pickup on Nov. 23, Nov. 24 or Nov. 25. 

Deer District
1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave., (414) 918-6452

The Deer District is offering pre-made heat-and-eat dinners that feed four to six ($150-$200) Dinners include herb roasted turkey with giblet gravy, buttery whipped potatoes, turkey stuffing, candied sweet potatoes, green beans with mushroom cream and crisp onions, cranberry relish, field greens salad, artisan rolls with ginger pear butter and pumpkin pie. Additional proteins, sides and desserts are also available for purchase. For every meal purchased, one turkey will be donated to Capuchin Community Services' House of Peace Emergency Food Pantry for Christmas. [More information] Pre-order by Nov. 16 for pick-up Nov. 24 or 25

2300 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa, (414) 867-9200
Eldr+Rime is offering a special Thanksgiving Family Feast menus available for both dine-in and takeout on Thursday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The three-course dine-in meal includes options of smoked trout deviled eggs, charcuterie board, Wisconsin cheeses/cheese ball, crispbread, breads and spreads for the first course, dry-brined roasted turkey and gravy with sour dough stuffing, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes, birch glazed sweet potatoes, green bean au gratin and crispy Brussel sprouts for the main course and a choice of pumpkin pie, pecan pie or apple pie for dessert. Cost for the meal is $45 per adult and $22 per child (ages 10 and under). Premium items including a king crab cluster, smoked salmon three ways or oysters on the half shell can be added for an additional charge. Guests may make reservations online

The feast is also available as a carry-out family meal which serves four and includes all main course items and four slices of pie per order for $120, plus taxes and fees. Carry-out orders can be placed by calling the restaurant directly.

The Fire Pit Sports Bar
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 W. Canal St., (414) 847-7993
The Fire Pit will be offering traditional Thanksgiving dinners for take-out on both Nov. 25 and Nov. 26. Dinners are $18 per person and include butternut squash bisque, sliced turkey, mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls with butter and pumpkin pie. 

i.d. Delafield
415 Genesee St., Delafield, (262) 249-6473
You handle the turkey and i.d. in Delafield will handle the sides. Packages are $85 and include kale and delicata salad, cornbread stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts, roasted garliic Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and gravy and sweet potatoes with candied bacon,  pecans and whipped marshmallow. View the full menu, plus add-ons online. Place your order by 9 p.m. Nov. 23 for pick-up between 3 and 7 p.m. on Nov. 25.

Iron Grate BBQ  Co.
4125 S. Howell Ave., (414) 455-1776
Iron Grate BBQ is offering a build-your own Thanksgiving feast with options including 10-pounds of hickory smoked boneless turkey with classic gravy ($105), as well as a variety of sides including smoked tomato mac ‘n cheese, baked beans, sweet potatoes with candied pecans, coleslaw, grits and roasted apples.Quantities are limited. [More information] Pre-order now for pick-up Nov. 20, 21, 22 or 25.

Kegel's Inn
5901 W. National Ave., (414) 257-9999
How about a fully cooked heat-and-eat German feast for Thanksgiving? That's what Kegel's Inn has on offer. Choose from a la carte options like roasted boneless duck, goulash, wiener, schnitzel, pork shanks, rouladen, sauerbraten or sausages, plus appetizers, sides (dumplings, spaetzle, red cabbage, more) and desserts like carrot cake, schaum torte and apple strudel.  Hot, ready to eat meals are also available, along with German beers and wine. Place your order online by Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. for  pick-up on Nov. 25  from 4 to 8 p.m.

Lazy Susan
2378 S Howell Ave., (414) 988-7086

Lazy Susan will be offering pies and cakes (including a variety of gluten-free options) for the Thanksgiving holiday. Options include pumpkin pie (gluten free and vegan); caramel apple (gluten free and vegan); sweet potato pie bars (gluten free and vegan; contain nuts and coconut); gluten free pumpkin cheesecake with walnut crust; caramel apple (can be made gluten-free); ginger pear upside-down cake (can be made gluten-free); cranberry upside-down cake (can be made gluten-free).

All gluten-free pies contain coconut oil; they are baked on a separate day to avoid cross-contamination. All pies are $25 each and must be pre-ordered and pre-paid. To order, email; include your full order and phone number; someone will follow-up by phone to confirm and take payment. Pick-up for pies is Wednesday, Nov. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Le Reve
7610 Harwood Ave., (414) 778-3333
Le Reve is offering Thanksgiving items, including glazed ham, herb and garlic roasted turkey breast and sides like mashed potatoes, challah stuffing, sweet potato gratin, and caramelized root vegetables along with rolls, beverage options and desserts. [More information] Pre-order by Nov. 21 for pick-up on Nov. 25  

Mason Street Grill
425 E. Mason St., (414) 298-3131

Mason Street Grill will be open for dine-in service on Thanksgiving from noon to 7 p.m. (reservations required). They will also offer curbside pick-up  of a three-course turkey dinner (available hot or heat-and-eat) for $49.50 per person ($15 for children 12 and younger). The take-home menu includes sage and orange turkey, giblet gravy, cranberry tangerine sauce, chopped salad and sides. Desserts (including pumpkin pie and carrot cake) along with additional sides are also available. Orders can be placed by phone or email at for pick-up; 48 hours advance notice is required.  

Crossroads Collective
2238 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 763-9081
Mina is offering a heat-and-eat Thankstiving dinner for two featuriing dry-aged roasted duck breast with red wine jus; shaved Brussels sprout salad with heirloom apples; maple glazed carrots and beets; blue cheese potato gratin; cranberry sauce; Rocket Baby Bakery rolls; pecan and pumpkin galette and a bottle of wine. A la carte items are also available. View the full menu online. Orders must be placed online by Nov. 17 for pick-up on Nov. 25. 

Miss Katie's Diner
1900 W Clybourn St., (414) 344-0044
Miss Katie’s diner will be offering Thanksgiving dinners from $20.00 per person (plus tax, with a minimum of four people per order). Offerings include roasted turkey breast, bread dressing, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy,  sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, fresh green beans with butter, bacon bits and almonds, cranberry orange relish and dinner rolls. Add-on items include bacon-wrapped water chestnuts, cocktail meatballs in gravy or tomato sauce, plus entrees including Pitch’s BBQ ribs, baked  ham in pineapple raisin sauce, tenderloin tips and dark meat turkey. Orders can be placed by calling Peter at (414) 630-4497, with pick-up on Nov. 25 or  Nov. 26.

Miss Molly’s Cafe & Pastry Shop
9201 W. Center St., (414) 249-5665
Miss Molly’s is offering Thanksgiving dinner kits which come with everything you need for a full Thanksgiving dinner, portioned for either two or four people. Everything is fully cooked and reheating instructions are provided (dinner for two: $100; dinner for four: $200). Dinner kits include oven roasted sliced turkey breast, orange ginger cranberry chutney, housemade turkey gravy, green bean casserole, brown sugar sweet potato casserole (with marshmallows), Yukon gold mashed potatoes, housemade cornbread with maple butter and sourdough stuffing with maple sage chicken sausage. Add-ons include 9” pumpkin pie with spiced chai whipped cream; 9” apple pie with  oat streusel and housemade caramel drizzle; 9” pumpkin  bread loaf (gluten and dairy free) and select  wines. Place your order now for pick-up on  Nov. 25 between 5 and 8 p.m.

MOVIDA at Hotel Madrid
600 S. Sixth St., (414) 488-9146
Hotel Madrid is offering two options for Thanksgiving, both of which feed four. The Beef  Wellington dinner features beef tenderloin with mushroom duxelle, stone ground mustard, rosemary demi glace; red potatoes with rosemary, garlic, bay leaf, shallots, and chives;  roasted baby carrots with steak seasoning and thyme; chocolate fudge cake and a bottle of house red wine for $125. A more traditional feast features roasted turkey legs, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, turkey stuffing with green apples, rosemary and thyme and gravy ($65).  Pre-order now for pick-up between Nov. 21 through Nov. 25.

Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant
2001 W. Atkinson Ave., (414) 447-6660
Mr. Perkins is offering a variety of large format dishes (feeding 12-15) for purchase. Options include turkey legs, turkey wings, chitterlings and sides like macaroni and cheese, dressing, greens, yams, black-eyed peas and potato salad. Sweet potato pie, peach cobbler and banana pudding are also available. [More information] A 50% cash deposit is required. Call Cherry Perkins at (414) 447-7773 for more information or to place your order.

Neighborhood Draft
5921 W. Vliet St., (414) 885-2028
Neighborhood Draft will be offering a "Neighborhood Thanksgiving" offering featuring carry-out heat-and-eat meals for two ($70), four ($125) or six ($180). Menu featuures a mixed greens salad with dried cranberries, oranges, almonds and cranberrry vinaigrette; roasted garlic mashed potatoes; braised collard greens and roasted pork belly; sauteed squash, mushroom gratin, bread stuffing, turkey gravy and sliced turkey breast, pulled leg and thigh. Wines will also be available. Pre-order meals through Nov. 23 for pick-up on Nov. 26. To order, call the restaurant at (414) 885-2028. 

Oak Barrel Public House 
1033 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 897-8320
Oak Barrel is offering Thanksgiving take and bake meal packages for two ($49.95), four ($89.95) or 8 ($159.95). Meals include roasted and sliced turkey breast, garliic herb mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, green beans, stuffing and Kings Hawaiian dinner rolls with butter. Place your order online by Nov. 20 for pick up on Nov. 25 between 11 a.m. and 7p.m.

Odd Duck
2352 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 763-5881
You cook the turkey (or tofurky) and Odd Duck will take care of the rest!  They are offering a wide selection of traditional and not-so-traditional sides and desserts packaged cold with simple preparation and heating instructions. Each item feeds four, with vegan and gluten free options available and clearly marked on the ordering site (no modifications can be requested), Offerings, which include items like horseradish goat cheese mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, baked spaetzle, salads and more are priced between $14 to $20 (each feeds four). View the menu and order online Order by Friday, Nov. 20 for pick-up on Nov. 25.

Parkside 23
2300 Pilgrim Square Dr.,  (262) 784-7275
Parkside 23 is offering Thanksgiving meals that serve four to five people for $129.50. Meals include turkey, creamed corn, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, cornbread muffins and pumpkin pie. Pre-order by Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. for pick-up on Nov. 25 or 26. More details here.

Polonez Restaurant
4016 S Packard Ave, St Francis, (414) 482-0080
Polonez is offering Thanksgiving dinner for $25 per person. Their menu includes turkey, Polish sausage, mushroom soup, hunter's stew, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, Polonez stuffing, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, Polish cheesecake, pumpkin pie and pecan pie. Reserve your dinner by phone or by filling out the form online. Orders will be accepted through November 22 or until maximum capacity is reached.

Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery
3216 S. Howell Ave., (312) 834-1929
Sabrosa's Thanksgiving Feast includes: roasted turkey, sage and cranberry stuffing, hamd and cheese buttermilk biscuit, autumn roasted vegetables, creamy roasted garlic mashed potatoes, gravy and candied sweet potatoes with marshmallows ($20 per plate). Additional items include pumpkin pie, honey pecan cheesecake and flourless chocolate Azteca cake. [More information] Preorder your meal online for pick-up on Nov. 26 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

1547 N. Jackson St., (414) 276-9608
Sanford is offering a pre-made heat-and-eat Thanksgiving dinner for four for $175. The meal includes roast turkey ballottine (boneless roast of white and dark meat); turkey jus; napkin dumplings with sourdough bread, sausage, apple and sage; Brussels sprouts with honey and cider vinegar; cranberry preserve, Yukon gold potato puree with garlic, bacon and parmesan; dinner rolls and sweet potato cake with pecan crumble and bourbon icing. [More information] Meals are available until sold out. Order now for pick-up on Nov. 24 or Nov. 25

Saz’s Catering
201 W. Walker St., (414) 256-8765

Saz’s is offering a full Thanksgiving dinner for four or eight ($110/$210), complete with pre-carved turkey, pan gravy, mashed potatoes, bread stuffing with sage, green beans almondine, roasted sweet potatoes with marshmallow topping, whole berry cranberry relish, fall harvest salad, dinner rolls and Elegant Farmer pie (apple or pumpkin). A la carte selections are also available. [More information] Pre-order by Nov. 20 for pick-up on Nov. 25 or 26.

Seven Seas Seafood & Steak
1807 Nagawicka Rd, Hartland, (262) 367-3903

Seven Seas is offering family style turkey dinners for take-out, priced at $24 per person. Meals include oven roasted turkey, house pork stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, sweet potatoes, cranberry orange relish and pumpkin or apple pie. Take-out is available on Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Smoke Shack
332 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 431-1119
Smoke Shack is offering heat-and-eat la carte options which allow you to create your own Thanksgiving dinner. Options include slow smoked turkey breast, smoked boneless ham, sides (pimento macaroni and cheese, sweet and spicy beans, coleslaw) and pies including pumpkin and apple streusel. Pricing varies, depending on selections. [More information] Orders can be placed by phone at (414) 431-1119 or email Pre-order by 5 p.m. on Nov. 19 for pick-up on Nov. 24 or Nov. 25

Tall Guy and a Grill Catering
6735 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis, (414) 777-0770
Tall Guy is offering ready-made heat-and eat meals for two, four or eight ($60, $115, $230) featuring your choice of main protein (sliced turkey breast, sliced smoked turkey breast or smoked ham; one-half pound per serving), scratch-made gravy, pretzel rolls and butter, one green salad and three sides (with choices including garlic mashed potatoes, pimento mac & cheese, sweet potatoes with candied pecan streusel, Wisconsin maple carrots, green beans with pomegranate, bread stuffing, apple bacon and cornbread stuffing and cauliflower gratin). [More information] Place your order online by noon on Nov. 20 for pick-up on Nov. 25.

Tre Rivali
200 N Broadway | 414-291-3971
Tre Rivali is offering pre-made heat-and-eat Thanksgiving meals for four for $260. Meals include roasted turkey breast and confited thighs, wild mushroom stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon, sweet potato puree, butternut squash apple soup, cranberry orange sauce, cornbread with honey butter and a choice of pie (apple, pumpkin or maple pecan).  Pre-order by Saturday, Nov. 21 for pick-up on Nov. 25 or Nov. 26.

Twisted Plants
4905 S. Packard Ave., (414) 439-4325
Twisted Plants is offering a heat-and-eat plant-based Thanksgiving meal for four ($120). Dinner includes  smothered chick'n cutlets, fried drummies, herbed dressing, smoky mixed greens, baked macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, onion and bell pepper gravy and Southern apple pie. Orders must be placed by Nov. 22 for curbside pick-up on Nov. 25. 

Uncle Wolfie's Breakfast Tavern
234 E. Vine St.,  (414) 763-3021
Uncle Wolfie's is offering “Everything but the Turkey” side dish packages for $65 (feeds two) including Poppin’ Pumpkin Salad (Mixed greens, apples, red onion, avocado, blue cheese, pumpkin balsamic dressing and popped sorghum); green bean casserole; sausage and sourdough stuffing; tavern potatoes; house-made biscuits and honey butter and cranberry sauce. They are also offering hand-made pies and desserts, plus a special holiday gift basket with wine, coffee and cozy additions from the attached Orange & Blue Co. shop. View the options online and place your order ASAP for pick-up on Nov. 25 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

732 E. Burleigh St., (414) 372-7880
Wonderland is offering the aptly-named Thanksgiving a Go-Go, a chef-made heat-and-eat feast that feeds four for $150. Meals include a choice of one main course (stuffed turkey roulade, turkey pot pie or herbed lentil loaf), four sides (stuffing, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, green bean casserole, roasted root vegetables or greens) and one pie (apple, pecan, pumpkin or chocolate coconut cream), along with a quart of gravy, corn bread muffins and cranberry sauce. Additional mains, sides or add-ons are also available. View the full menu online. Pre-orders must be placed by Nov. 22 at 9 p.m. for pick-up on Nov. 25 between noon and 9 p.m.

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.