Robert Simonson, the drinks writer for the New York Times, released his list of the 10 best cocktails for 2019 earlier today on his website, Punch (punchdrunk.com), and Goodkind's Pira Pira cocktail was at the top of the list.
"Some of the best cocktails in Milwaukee are served at a restaurant, Goodkind, a cozy neighborhood joint dishing out elevated comfort food. This mixture of blended Scotch, Calvados, bianco vermouth, pear brandy and nutmeg tincture, served up, is the brainchild of bartender Katie Rose, one of the city’s leading lights in the industry. While it seems like a delightful liquid tour of Europe, the drink was actually inspired by pear and apple trees found around Rose’s childhood home in rural Wisconsin. Either way, there’s a comforting autumnal aura to the cocktail."
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Simonson, a Wisconsin native who currently lives in Brooklyn, is no stranger to Brew City. He spent 36 hours here in October and wrote an article about his discoveries. He also recently wrote a book called "The Martini Cocktail," about which OnMilwaukee published a story earlier today.
But back to Goodkind. Congratulations, Katie Rose! You are truly OG Milwaukee!
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.