Lacey Muszynski

Lacey Muszynski is freelance food, lifestyle, and travel writer and editor. She's written or edited for Serious Eats, Taste of Home, Thrillist, Zagat, Cheapism, trade magazines and Madison-based The Bozho. When she's not trumpeting her native Wisconsin's food traditions or offering dining advice, you can find her putting up pickles and jams, browsing a bookstore's cookbook section, or perfecting her Bloody Mary recipe. 


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This grocer-restaurant has been around for more than 15 years, making a name for themselves as one of the best places to get Middle Eastern cuisine in our area. Read more

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The West Side gets a new pub and a Peruvian empanada spot, Downtown gets a new Mexican restaurant, while a donut store and a highly anticipated Chicago pizza place open in the North Shore. Read more

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2019 was a year of transition for Milwaukee restaurants, with numerous new eateries, reopening and remodels, but turnover was high, and several restaurants also closed. Read more

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The city boasts several excellent distilleries, offering whiskey, rum, gin, vodka and more in distinct, uniquely Wisconsin flavors. Read more



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Discover 15 Milwaukee-area breweries offering new brews fitting the holidays season. Read more


Grandma’s house not available this Thanksgiving Day? Have no fear! There are plenty of excellent options at restaurants and hotels throughout the greater Milwaukee area. Read more

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October was a busy month, with several new restaurants, a bakery-café, coffee chain and diner opening, hotels getting restaurants and a steakhouse reopening. Read more

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Bistro on the Glen, formerly Glen Cafe, recently added a full bar along with the new name, serving as both a diner and a tavern. Read more

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Since it was featured on the Food Network and expanded its menu to add late-night offerings and alcohol, Comet Café has become a Milwaukee hot spot. Read more

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The popular Cajun and Creole restaurant Crawdaddy's is back in town with Crawdaddy's Roadhouse on National Ave., and the food is a blast from the past. Read more

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A French patisserie, Wahlburgers and a diner-taqueria are some of the new restaurants in town, along with a newly reopened Bartolotta restaurant. Read more

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It’s easy to mistake the polished vibe and format of MACS for a chain, but it’s not; it’s a well-designed, Wisconsin-owned business serving some of the best mac and cheese in the state. Read more

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There are some things to really love at La Casa de Alberto, but there are some flaws that often get ignored because people put so much emphasis on their low prices. Read more

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As soon as there’s a bit if a chill in the air, beer lovers are ready to break out the Oktoberfest brews. Several breweries in Milwaukee are now rolling out their fall beers. Read more



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There’s a lot of pizza news this month in Milwaukee's dining scene, with the reopening of a 66-year-old pizzeria, a new calzone chain and a new pizza-by-the-slice location. Plus, a sports bar opened in Greenfield, and there’s more Pakistani Downtown. Read more

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A resident of Bay View, Aaron Miles tends to spend a lot of time in his neighborhood, even when it comes to eating out. Read more

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Swingin’ Door Exchange offers high-quality, affordable food in an atmosphere reminiscent of a Prohibition-era speakeasy. Read more

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With a cookie-cutter menu but quality food regardless, Brookfield’s Pho L'Amour Cafe is comforting and familiar. Read more

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In a city full of exceptional burgers, Mazos has been a quiet, steady powerhouse for three generations. Read more

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When he isn’t relaxing at home with meat on the grill and Uecker on the radio, he’s looking for great lunch or dinner deals. Read more

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