By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Sep 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 26 will mark the opening of the new Café India Bar and Grill at 2201 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. in Bay View.

Ald. Tony Zielinski will join owner Rakesh "Ryan" Rehan for the ceremony, which starts at noon.

This is the second Indian and Indian-American fusion restaurant for Rehan – he also has a Cafe India in Walker’s Point.

The Bay View restaurant features a new kitchen, a remodeled dining space, a full bar and an outdoor hookah bar patio and dining space.

"I am pleased to have Café India adding its unique Indian fusion menu to Bay View, and I look forward to seeing the restaurant meet with success," says Zielinski.

Personally, I am very excited this new Indian food restaurant is opening. My family lives close by and has a tradition of going out for Indian food on Thanksgiving. I think this might be our new turkey day dining spot – if it's open, of course.

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.