Husband-and-wife team Rita and Al Hill opened Biggie Subs & Deli Shop, 6602 W. Lisbon Ave., on April 1. The sandwich shop is their first restaurant.
"I always did catering for parties and cooked for family," says Rita. "I finally looked into having a place of our own and here we are."
Biggie’s specializes in Johnsonville brats and sausages and has different types available daily. The cost is $1. The shop also offers "build-you-own colossal subs" featuring up to fours types of meat, four cheeses and unlimited condiments for $2.50.
Other sandwich offerings will fluctuate including sloppy joes, all-beef hotdogs, chili dogs, chicken and tuna salad and more.
The Hills grew up on the Northwest Side of Milwaukee, have been together for 15 years – married for 13 – and have two grown sons. Currently, they live in the Washington Park neighborhood.
For now, Biggie’s sandwiches are available for carry-out only, but eventually the business will offer online ordering and delivery service.
"My husband is a big guy – which is where the name comes from – and he wanted our sandwiches to be big," says Rita. "Our customers see more meat than bread."
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.