Last year, I reported on a new Mexican restaurant in Walker’s Point, Terra, 624 W. National Ave.
The bar and restaurant is in the process of moving and will soon reopen at 600 S. 6th St., the former Kafe Kultura space which was Pedrano’s before that.
Everything from Terra's decor to the menu is different than other Latin eateries in the neighborhood with an emphasis on a nature-influenced decor and a menu that spanned beyond the usual tacos and burritos.
The National Avenue space, however, was not ideal.
Perhaps if the now-defunct Acapulco Lounge – "The Other Conejito’s" – was still in business on the block, Terra might have benefited from more foot traffic.
A block or two can make a huge difference for a business, so this is a good move for this often-overlooked restaurant. Plus, the food is consistently fresh and they serve breakfast.
With the upcoming addition of Cafe La Paloma, along with classics like La Perla, La Fuente and Botanas, 5th and 6th Streets are about to become a truly diverse Mexican food and drink destination.
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.