Toss off your bras and toss on your beads because Mary’s Arcade Bar, attached to Hamburger Mary's, 730S. 5th St., will become "Mary’s Big Easy Mardi Gras Pop-Up" for two full weeks in February.
The sassy fun begins Tuesday, Feb. 11 and wraps up on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 25th.
The décor will reflect the colorful spirit of a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade – including a plethora of beads – and a limited-time New Orleans-inspired food menu featuring shrimp and chicken po' boys, crab cake sliders, Mary’s signature Rajun Cajun andouille-stuffed burger, Southern pecan bread Pudding and freshly made beignets.
As for boozy NOLA libations, hurricanes and frozen daiquiris will be flowing freely, as well as twists on classic New Orleans cocktails such as the Sazerac, French 75 and Gin Fizz. Mary’s has also partnered with Louisiana’s Abita Brewing Company and will have at least two Abita Brewing Company Beers on tap, including their seasonal Mardi Gras Bock.
For more information and updates go to the Facebook page here.
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.