By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Apr 17, 2015 at 1:10 PM

La Masa Empanada Bar will soon open on Brady Street in the former World of Beer location, 1300 E. Brady St. 

The four partners behind the venture are Brad Todd, owner of Stubby's Gastropub, his sister Megan Todd, and Scott and Becky Berger, founders of Yo Mama frozen yogurt shops.

La Masa – which means "dough" in Spanish – will specialize in made-from-scratch, oven-baked empanadas using Latin American-inspired dough. Dishes will feature primarily Wisconsin-sourced ingredients.

"The menu is inspired by several traditional international recipes, and will also
offer a rotating selection of empanadas using contemporary ingredients," says Brad Todd.

The menu will also offer an assortment of artisan sandwiches and salads, as well as hot and cold a la carte Items. Craft beer, cocktails, wine, soft drinks and espresso will also be available.

La Masa is scheduled to open in July. Food will be available for dine in, take out or delivery.

"The atmosphere will be inviting yet energetic," says Todd.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.