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Milwaukee has been the home of many eating contests, from cream puffs to jalapeños, but OnMilwaukee and FM 102/1 will host the city’s first fish fry eating contest and fundraiser.
The glorious event takes place on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at O’Lydia’s, 338 S. 1st St., from 5 to 10 p.m.
Folks are invited to come to O’Lydia’s for a fish fry and proceeds of every plate served will go toward Donate Life Wisconsin. O’Lydia’s owner Linda Sackett received a kidney from her son this past summer. Donate Life Wisconsin will be on site to sign up people for the donor list. (The sticker on your license no longer counts!)
To read more about the O’Lydia’s fish fry, go here.
Competitive eaters include myself, Jon Adler from FM 102/1, Fred Gillich from "Too Much Rock For One Hand," bartender extraordinaire Diane Dowland and Nick Berg, the creator of the Milwaukee toast "414 let’s have one more."
Judge Derek Mosley and Milwaukee Blacksmith Kent Knapp will serve as contest judges and Michelle Rutkowski from FM 102/1 will emcee the event.
"The fish fry itself is for a great cause. The fish fry eating contest will be messy and gross and ridiculous and oh my God, I can’t wait," says Rutkowski, a hardcore vegetarian.
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.