By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published May 07, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Atlas BBQ opened at the end of 2012 and features the tagline "Beer. Bourbon. Barbecue." With good reason.

Located inside the Paramount Plaza in Grafton, Atlas offers food and sauces made from scratch as well as a large selection of beer, wine and bourbon. Burgers and desserts are also available.

Owner Michael Tsuchihashi picked the name "Atlas" because he did not want to limit the menu items to one region or style. Hence, the recipes are from Texas, Kansas, Memphis, the Carolinas, Asia, South America and the Middle East.

"It seems every country and culture has some form of barbeque and we want to explore them all," says Tsuchihashi, who ran the restaurants at Potawatomi Bingo Casino before leaving to open Atlas. 

The grilled pork and blue cheese sandwich with caramelized onions sounds really good to me, as do the barbecue nachos, but we’ll see what food writer Lori Fredrich recommends when she posts a food review of Atlas in the near future. Stay tuned.

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.