Like most people, I find myself going to many of the same places for food and drink. This week, however, I checked out two establishments -- both of which I will write about for OnMilwaukee.com in the next few weeks -- and remembered how much I enjoy going to new digs.
Later, I thought about places I have been to, but not in a very long time. Here's a list of five places I remember liking a lot, but need to check out again to reform an opinion.
1. Miss Katie's Diner, 1900 W. Clybourn St. I remember eating a fantastic omelet at this ‘50s- and ‘60s-style diner, but that was about a decade ago. This seems like a place that would be kid-friendly, too. Anyone wanna weigh in on that?
2. Blu, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. I love everything about this place, including the fact it's on the 23rd floor of the historic Pfister Hotel, features a spectacular view of Brew City and the bowls of cashews. Please tell me they still have the free cashews; it has been about five years since I last visited.
3. Crawdaddy's, 6414 W. Greenfield Ave. I love Cajun and Creole food and had a great experience at Crawdaddy's about six years ago. It's high time to get back over there for that blackened chicken sandwich (I still remember it!) and a massive boozy hurricanes.
4. McBob's, 4919 W. North Ave. My coworkers went to McBob's last spring after the Morrissey show at the Eagles Ballroom, but I split. Ever since then, I meant to go back for their satisfying bar fare, so I put a visit to McBob's on my list of my summer resolutions.
5. Ginger, 235 S. 2nd St. I have very little experience with tapas eating -- I went to La Merenda once -- so I'm ready for more small-plate dining. I plan to write a guide to ordering tapas in the next few weeks, so I'd better get over there soon.
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.