By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Aug 21, 2023 at 12:02 PM

If you’ve been to the baaree this summer, you’ve already seen the impressive progress on the rebuild for the cheel, the well-regarded Nepalese restaurant at 105 S. Main St. in Thiensville which was destroyed in a tragic fire in 2020. 

If not, you can see from the photo above that things are finally coming together. In fact, owners Chef Barkha Limbu Daily and Jesse Daily are currently preparing to reopen their restaurant this fall.

Limbu Daily acknowledges that the road to rebuilding the cheel has been long and arduous. But she says it’s the encouragement and support from the community and loyal customers which has gotten them through the past three years.  

In fact, as the reality of reopening has come into view, she says she is inspired and reinvigorated by the thought of getting back into the kitchen and sharing her family’s recipes and her creative inspiration with guests once again.

In preparation for the autumnal re-opening, the cheel is looking for team members to join them in recreating their unique Himalayan-meets-Midwest experience. 

The restaurant is currently interviewing for a wide range of front- and back-of-house positions including bartenders, servers, hosts, prep cooks, line cooks, dishwashers, server assistants and food runners.  Interested parties can apply online at

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.