By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Oct 13, 2014 at 11:06 AM

For the eighth straight year, October is Dining Month on, presented by Locavore, the newest restaurant at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2014."

According to former Odd Duck chef Shay Linkus, The Vanguard, a new restaurant at 2659 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., has passed inspections and should be opening in the next few weeks.

The restaurant concept, which we announced in April, is a collaboration between Chris Schulist, Jim McCann, and Linkus, that aims to pay homage to the Milwaukee "corner bar" experience.

Sausages will be a main feature, with both traditional and unique varieties -- like the piri piri and Vietnamese flavors served recently at the Bay View Bash.

The restaurant will also feature a selection of 12 beers on tap, as well as cocktails.

Vanguard will serve the late-night crowd by serving food daily until 2 a.m.

Watch for additional details as they are available.

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.