By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Oct 12, 2022 at 9:02 AM

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This article is brought to you in partnership with the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation. Let’s save lives together!

One of Milwaukee’s premier food and wine events is back. The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation will once again host their Food & Wine Experience on Friday, Nov. 4.

The food and beverage-filled event offers the opportunity to enjoy a fun night out while contributing to cancer care and research at the same time.

The event, which takes place on Friday, Nov. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pfister Hotel, will feature two ballrooms filled with award winning dishes, wine, cocktails and craft beer from over 40 restaurants, wineries, distilleries and breweries.

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The growing list of participating restaurants currently includes:

  • Antigua Latin Inspired Kitchen
  • ARIA at Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel
  • Charcuter-Me
  • Cocoa Tree Confectionery
  • Crave Brothers Farmstead
  • Dia Y Noche
  • Everyone’s Ice Cream
  • Faris Popcorn
  • Flour Girl & Flame
  • Freshchefmke
  • Happy Joy Candy Floss
  • I.d.
  • Lake Park Bistro
  • Mason Street Grill
  • Sysco
  • Tall Guy & A Grill 

So grab a group of friends and embark on an unforgettable night of food, spirits and live music – all while raising funds to prevent cancer, provide care to those who are fighting it and – ultimately – find a cure.

Tickets for the Food & Wine Experience can be purchased online for $125 per person. All proceeds from the event support the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation’s mission to fight cancer in honor of legendary NFL Coach Vince Lombardi who lost his life to colon cancer at age 57.  

For more information about the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation or to donate or sponsor an event, visit or follow the foundation on  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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.