By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jul 11, 2021 at 9:01 AM

Tupelo Honey Cafe, a concept born in Asheville, North Carolina, is slated to open its first Wisconsin location in Downtown Milwaukee on Aug. 4.  That means plenty of Southern fare, from tender biscuits and fried chicken to fried green tomatoes. 

But what makes Tupelo Honey so special? We had many questions. So, on this week’s podcast, we checked in with four-time James Beard Award semi-finalist Executive Chef Eric Gabrynowicz, who gave us the low-down on the Tupelo Honey brand and guest experience. Along the way he shares why Milwaukee possesses the perfect demographics for the concept, the menu items you won’t want to miss and a few special items that guests will only be able to find in the Cream City.




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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.