By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Aug 01, 2022 at 11:02 AM

It’s more important than ever to support our local restaurants. And there’s no better way to do so than making a commitment to patronize them throughout the year. To guide you on your journey, I’ve composed a list of 52 restaurants (one for each week of 2022) that should be on your Milwaukee restaurant bucket list. View the full list here.

Flour Girl & Flame
8121 W National Ave, West Allis, (414) 662-7921 
Wood-fired pizza

Carry-out only, pre-orders recommended
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Milwaukee's pizza game has seen an uptick in recent years, with multiple brands introducing their own unique styles of pie. In the case of Flour Girl & Flame, slow fermented dough made with heritage wheat flour is magically transformed by the magic of wood fire into something truly savory.

On the menu, you'll find a menu of pizzas showcasing not only creative, seasonal toppings sourced from local farms, but also a distinctive crust with a subtle smokey flavor and bubbly, slightly charred exterior. Guests will also find plant-based options, as well as a gluten-free crust.

On Wednesday nights, the pizza restaurant also takes orders for their delicious Detroit style pizza, available in limited quantities.

Be sure to stop by their new ice cream shop, Everyone's Ice Cream, located right next door to the pizza shop.

Recommended: Seasonal options like their summery Corn Star pizza, plus classics like Pep in Yer Step (be sure to add their housemade giardiniera)

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Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

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.