By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published May 18, 2020 at 1:30 PM Photography: Lori Fredrich

The time has come to enjoy your last carry-out meal at The Farmer’s Wife, 6533 W. Mitchell St. in West Allis

The sobering news was shared in a message on Facebook, which noted that the restaurant will be closing its doors beginning May 30.

Owner, Robin Mastera, says that she’ll be releasing a schedule of specials in the coming days for folks who’d like to come and support the restaurant or say farewell in the coming days.

She says she also hopes that she can host guests in the dining room during the last few days before the closing, if she is able.

 "I never imagined that we would close due to these uncontrollable circumstances," says Mastera, whose business would have hit the four-year mark on Oct. 1.

"But I’m so thankful to have had such amazing customers. Every day there were at least ten reasons to smile, even amongst all the challenges. And I remain grateful for all of it. But I’m really looking forward to what comes next; it’s not the last that people will see from me."

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.