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. 

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

The dog days of summer have slowed down Milwaukee’s new restaurant boom only slightly, with three notable opening in the past month: The Diplomat, Miss Molly’s Café & Pastry Shop and Snifters Tapas & Spirits. This month in closings, Hinterl... more

Aug 29, 2017 2:26 PM Dining Out

The Love Shack on the border of the Third Ward and Walker’s Point, offers great tiki cocktails and fun Hawaiian small plates. more

Aug 15, 2017 3:17 PM Dining Out

What do you get when you cross a Mexican taqueria with the sterling reputation of Justin Carlisle and his wife, Lucia Muñoz, and sprinkle in some gentrification for good measure? The Laughing Taco. more

Aug 1, 2017 1:04 PM Dining Out

The State Fair itself recognizes that food is the big draw for a lot of people, and encourages the innovation with the annual Sporkies awards. Eight finalists have been chosen, and the winner will be determined by a group of judges during t... more

Jul 27, 2017 10:50 AM Brew City Booze

Wisconsin State Fair communications director Kristi Chuckel on the fair’s famous cream puffs. more

Jul 25, 2017 1:58 PM Eat/Drink

This month in dining, the Ambassador Hotel revamps its drinking and dining options, a combined breakfast spot and art gallery opens in north Bay View and a new style of pizza comes to Milwaukee. more

Jul 25, 2017 1:26 PM Dining Out

A Shepherd Express guide to Milwaukee’s 10 best summer beer gardens. more

Jul 18, 2017 11:44 AM Summer Drink Guide 5 Comments

Several new restaurants have opened this past month in Milwaukee, including Maison, Donut Squad, The Laughing Taco, Bowls, Yokohama. more

Jun 27, 2017 1:02 PM Dining Out

Cocktails are gaining steam in Milwaukee. Increasingly, bartenders are seeing cocktails as a way to experiment with flavors the same way chefs create new dishes. Restaurants are pairing food not only with beer or wine anymore, but cocktails... more

Jun 22, 2017 3:11 PM Brew City Booze

Summerfest recently revealed this year's new food lineup, and there's practically a new item for each of the fest's 50 years in business. I was able to try some of the new foods at,Brew City Booze more

Jun 8, 2017 1:14 PM Brew City Booze 1 Comments

A review of Peking Chef, the Milwaukee area’s only restaurant regularly serving Indonesian food. more

May 30, 2017 2:37 PM Dining Out 2 Comments