One of my favorite East Side restaurants is making some changes. Maharaja, 1550 N. Farwell Ave. "slimmed down" the current menu two months ago and will soon be creating a whole new wine list.
Plans for the future include a new facade for the building, an interior remodel, outdoor dining and a possible second location in Wauwatosa or Brookfield, according to owners Balbir Singh and Baldev Bolla, who have owned the business since 1997.
The restaurant will also offer specials, including a happy hour special from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with $5 appetizers and $5 cocktails ($3 for each cocktail thereafter).
The popular lunch buffet will continue, seven days a week, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $11 on weekdays and $12 on weekends. The weekend buffet will offer more items.
Dinner is also served nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. and until 10:30 on Friday and Saturday evenings. During the week, certain dishes will be on special.
"We want to differentiate from the competition and offer a complete dining experience with quality food and drink, attentive service in a lively atmosphere," says Singh.
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.