"Cash Mob MKE" is a weekly event – dare we call it a movement – that encourages folks to order from the same place on the same day and/or evening. The goal is to provide the restaurant with a stellar, sellout night, and in return, we get a delicious meal made with local love.
This week, to honor Women's History Month, we chose not one but two restaurants to cash mob, both of which are women owned. Thus, when you order from one or both of these spots this week you're not only helping a small business during a pandemic, you are also supporting women chefs and entrepreneurs.
OK, Milwaukee, let's do this! #beahelper
Cash Mob MKE #1: The Pasta Tree Restaurant & Wine Bar
15o3 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 276-8867
Wednesday, March 10
This iconic Italian restaurant, an East Side fixture for 40 years, is owned by Chef Suzzette Metcalfe. According to OnMilwaukee Senior Food Writer Lori Fredrich, Pasta Tree is best known for its handmade pastas, bread, sausage and mozzarella. It also offers an incredible wine selection. Check out the menu here.
Here are the deets for The Pasta Tree's cash mob:
- Dinner service runs between 5 and 9 p.m. Options for dining: curbside pickup, online ordering or limited dine in.
- For TAKEOUT go here.
- For DELIVERY go here. (Pasta Tree also uses Uber Eats and DoorDash.)
- Payment methods: Cash and all major credit cards
Cash Mob MKE #2: The National Cafe
839 W. National Ave., (414) 431-6551
Friday, March 12
Breakfast/Brunch and Lunch
The National Cafe, owned by Angela Wierzbinski and Amy Plennes, is a delicious and warmhearted neighborhood eatery and coffee bar in Walker's Point. The National will serve up their classic Hot Mess Brunch menu with breakfast and lunch specials all day. Popular menu items include breakfast sandwiches and burritos, Cobb salad, Muffaletta, Vietnamese baguette and more. They also have a full espresso menu with featured-drink-of-the-month Irish cream mocha.
Here's what you need to know about The National's cash mob:
- Order online here or call (414) 431-6551
- Curbside pick-up only
- All major credit cards accepted; no cash
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.
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