Lacey Muszynski

Lacey Muszynski

Food Writer and Editor

Freelance writer, editor, photographer and marketing communicator specializing in dining, drink, lifestyle and travel writing. I love Wisconsin and you should, too. laceyalana[at]

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50 Things You Need to Eat in Milwaukee Before You Die

In what should be a spoiler to no one, eventually, we’re all going to croak -- it might not be soon, but just in case, be sure you’ve left the land of the living having eaten all of Milwaukee’s iconic foods (and told...

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How to Tell That You're at a Wisconsin Wedding

Summer is here, and that means it's wedding season. If you've never attended a wedding outside of Wisconsin, you may not realize precisely how unique our traditions are (most brides from other parts of the US don't think to go barhopping...

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Milwaukee's Love Affair with Dive Bars

You often hear the statistic that there's more bars per capita in Milwaukee than anywhere else in the country. I don't know if that's still true (or really whether it ever was), but I do know that every neighborhood has its corner bar...or three, or seven. By their very nature, neighborhood bars are unassuming gathering places. They've been...

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Milwaukee's 10 Best Bloody Marys

Anyone can pour store-bought Bloody Mary mix from a bottle, but not everyone can concoct an amazing tomato-based vodka drink from scratch that doesn’t taste like ketchup mixed with Gordon’s. We love our Bloodys in Milwaukee, and there are as many house Bloody mix recipes as there are bars and...

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The Most 'Wisconsin' Things Wisconsinites Say

Wisconsinites say some weird stuff... at least to the ears of outsiders. Everything makes perfect sense to us though, so we're not changing. If you find yourself new to the state or just wondering why your friend from New York asks for clarification when you say you're going "up north," this list is for you...

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Why Milwaukee Is the Frozen Custard Capital of the World

Milwaukee has a deep love affair with frozen custard... in fact, we have more excellent custard stands per capita here than in any other...

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10 Things You Must do in Milwaukee This Winter

Have you started hibernating yet? No? Good, because there's still stuff worth doing in Milwaukee between snow storms. Like Bloody Marys to be drinking and Brewers to be high-fiving. So shovel your car...

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Milwaukee's Best Meals Under $10

Maybe it's the end of the month, maybe you’re saving for a vacation, or maybe your ex stole your rainy-day fund. We’ve all got perfectly valid reasons to eat on the cheap sometimes, but fast food and snacks...

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Milwaukee's Best New Restaurants of 2016

If your New Year's resolution is to try more local restaurants -- and it should be, because you're never going to lose 30lbs in one year -- then you're in luck. 2016 has given us a slew of new candidates...

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Chefs Branch Out with Restaurants Within Their Restaurants

A new trend is taking hold in restaurants around Milwaukee that gives chefs the flexibility to explore cuisine apart from their everyday menus: restaurants within restaurants. Not quite a pop-up restaurant, which is sporadic in its appearance, these restaurants...

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Papa Luigi's 'Milwaukee-Style Pizza' a Destination in Cudahy

Cudahy, the little city on the lake, gets a bad rap. It’s cut off from the rest of the city by the airport, so many Milwaukeeans don’t bother to travel there, believing it’s a sleepy, run-down area full of processing plants and factories. Papa Luigi’s, an Italian restaurant stalwart...

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The Best Fried Cheese Curds in Wisconsin

Sometimes it’s unclear whether Wisconsinites are called cheeseheads because of the Packers-related headgear, or because we just eat so much cheese. While we're not known...

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10 Milwaukee Secrets You Didn't Know Existed

You may think you’ve got a good grasp on all that goes on in Milwaukee, but if you consider the Safe House as Milwaukee’s biggest secret, think again. Here are 10 secrets about MKE you can use to impress even the most know-it-all friend...

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Local Milwaukee Businesses You Should Support in 2017

Maybe you feel not-so-great about how often you shopped at Walmart last year, or maybe your New Year’s resolution is to volunteer for a local non-profit. No matter how you look at it, 2017 is giving...

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Meet Thrillist Milwaukee's Best Chefs of 2016

It's undeniable that Milwaukee’s restaurant scene is booming, thanks to the hard work of the city's best chefs. It's their dedication that keeps them tweaking menus, revamping the dining room, seeking out new inspiration...