It's year lucky No. 7 for Burnhearts Mitten Fest, which takes place this Saturday, Feb. 1. The outdoor block party is held primarily on Bay View’s Potter Avenue just outside the the bar, 2599 S. Logan Ave.
Libations will include select brews from Central Waters Brewing Company and Bell's Brewery, barrel-aged Old Fashioneds from Korbel (with local Bittercube Bitters), Tito's Handmade Vodka Milk Punch, Valentine Coffee Roasters and Tullamore Dew Irish coffee, hot toddy and ginger brandy. There is also a full bar inside.
Numerous food trucks / food vendors will be onsite including Foxfire Food Truck, Twisted Plants, Iron Grate BBQ Co., Drift, Hue Vietnamese Restaurant Milwaukee and Cafe Corazon.
An art, craft and maker fair is also planned to happen during the event.
During Mitten Fest, Burnhearts collects cash and non-perishables for Hunger Task Force, Inc. as well as clothing donations.
Mitten Fest is sponsored by Milwaukee Record and WMSE 91.7FM. Finally, here's the awesome musical line-up, with Christopher Schulist DJing between sets:
1 p.m. – King Eye & the Squirts
2:15 p.m. – Saebra & Carlyle
3:30 p.m. – Lauryl Sulfate & Her Ladies Of Leisure
4:45 p.m. – ZED KENZO
6 p.m. – The Eradicator
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.