This weekend, Justin Carlisle will open an after-hours ramen noodle shop inside Ardent, his restaurant located at 1751 N. Farwell Ave.
Ardent closes at 10 p.m. and at 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturday nights, starting this Friday, Dec. 6, Carlisle will reopen and serve only drinks and bowls of ramen noodles.
"No packages," he says. "But all ramen. And I’ll stay open until I run out."
Carlisle will offer one special. For $10, diners can get a bowl of noodles and a Pabst. Although there won’t be any other food on the menu, there will beer, wine, cocktails and soda available.
Carlisle is the former executive chef at SURG Restaurant Group's Umami Moto. He opened Ardent at the end of October.
"It’s going to be underground-style," says Carlisle. "It’s something I’ve always wanted to do."
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.