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 started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.