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I have been on a lox kick lately.
It’s kinda funny because I went through life thinking I didn't like it, when in reality, I never tried the brined salmon before. It must have been one of those foods I declared gross as a kid while eating at Benji’s with my dad and never bothered to check back in with it once my taste buds matured.
Recently, it occurred to me that I probably would like lox – which is derived from the Yiddish word for "salmon" – because I love sushi so much. And lo and behold, I ate a bagel with lox, cream cheese and capers – at Benji’s – and have been on the hunt for fresh lox ever since.
So. Any suggestions? I had some good stuff at Cafe at the Plaza recently, as well, but looking for new and exciting places to devour raw fish for breakfast.
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.