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. 

There is nothing quite like Snack Boys in Milwaukee. Owners John Revord, Mitch Ciohon and Shay Linkus have taken their collective food and alcohol knowledge and distilled it into one slightly insane package. more

Mar 20, 2018 1:44 PM Dining Out

Thai Bangkok, something of a hidden gem, features friendly and knowledgeable service as well as a delicious menu of Thai and Hmong dishes. more

Mar 13, 2018 3:25 PM Dining Out

The Shepherd Express presents its annual guide to Milwaukee institution, the fish fry. Here are 10 area establishments with unique and delicious offerings. more

Feb 27, 2018 3:03 PM Dining Out 2 Comments

While there’s truth in the fact that our devout great grandparents probably helped create the tradition of fish-only on Friday, especially during Lent, what’s still keeping it alive now, when younger generations aren’t nearly so religiously strict? more

Feb 27, 2018 1:08 PM Dining Out

Lazy Susan’s chef and owner A.J Dixon shares her love of C. 1880 and Koi Japanese Cuisine. more

Feb 20, 2018 2:27 PM Dining Out

Tacos, Nashville style hot chicken and bourbon all make big showings in restaurant openings this month. Plus, a much-anticipated whimsical bakery from the folks at DanDan is ready for customers. more

Feb 20, 2018 2:22 PM Dining Out

The Avalon Atmospheric Theater’s recently opened restaurant, Mistral, offers a cozy, upscale Mediterranean dining experience. more

Feb 6, 2018 4:15 PM Dining Out 1 Comments


Photo credit: Blue's Egg

Joe Muench, chef and owner of Maxie’s, Blue’s Egg and Story Hill BKC, recommends Santino’s Little Italy and Kim’s Thai. more

Jan 23, 2018 2:35 PM Dining Out

A new snack bar concept comes to busy Second Street, soul food is served up out of the back of a grocery store and traditional Sichuan food comes to West Allis. more

Jan 23, 2018 2:23 PM Dining Out

John Raymond of Bartolotta’s lake Park Bistro shares his love of sushi. more

Dec 26, 2017 2:01 PM Dining Out

Two New York City-based chains opened locations around Milwaukee this month getting everyone excited. Plus, two upscale casual spots join the mix along with a Cajun restaurant hoping to help revitalize Bronzeville. more

Dec 26, 2017 1:42 PM Dining Out

If there is only one constant in this life, it’s got to be that fried chicken is delicious. Hot Head Fried Chicken in Bay View is the latest Milwaukee restaurant to embrace this trend. more

Dec 12, 2017 1:35 PM Dining Out

This month has brought about a little bit of everything in new restaurant openings. A vegan restaurant spinning vintage vinyl, an upscale diner, and an Asian spot catering to Marquette students have all graced Milwaukee recently. more

Nov 28, 2017 1:22 PM Dining Out

Every neighborhood needs a good breakfast spot. Mimosa Breakfast & Brunch fits the bill in Franklin with hearty portions and an international flair with particularly scrumptious Greek options. more

Nov 7, 2017 5:09 PM Dining Out

A new sports bar specializing in bourbon joins the East Side and Oak Creek gets a new Cuban spot. There’s also a huge influx of sushi, with three new spots, including two that serve ramen as well. more

Oct 24, 2017 1:15 PM Dining Out

Azteca Mexican Restaurant in South Milwaukee offers margaritas so good they won the Shepherd Express’ first annual Margarita Festival contest, as well as a quality menu of Mexican favorites, unusual dishes and seafood. more

Oct 10, 2017 3:32 PM Dining Out

Milwaukee restaurants were busy this month. more

Sep 26, 2017 12:00 AM Dining Out


Lacey Muszynski shares her favorite "cheap eats" in Milwaukee. more

Sep 14, 2017 10:15 AM Dining Out

The Shepherd’s Fall Drink Guide 2017 shares 10 of our favorite establishments for finding one of Wisconsin’s favorite drinks, the old fashioned, in forms both traditional and modern. Featured establishments are: Boone & Crockett, Camp Bar, ... more

Sep 12, 2017 2:09 PM Eat/Drink

The Shepherd Express profiles 10 great spots in and around Milwaukee for a trendy ice cream cocktail. more

Sep 12, 2017 2:00 PM Eat/Drink