By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Mar 08, 2021 at 1:32 PM

"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

Pasta Tree exteriorX

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

Pasta Tree pastaX
pasta tree pastaX

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 exterior

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. 

the national mufalettaX
The National breakfast sandwichX

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.

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.