Milwaukee, you have through Saturday to try The Dill – aka "pickle pizza"; aka the best pizza on the planet – at Transfer, 101 W. Mitchell St.
Unless, of course, you think pickles are total trash – Lucifer's cucumbers – in which case, just get the Bob's Special and call it a day. But if you're a person with a penchant for pickles, this is your pie.
The most appealing aspect of The Dill is that it packs a pickle punch with plenty of flavor and crunch, but it also complements – rather than overpowers – the other flavors. A novelty pickle pizza might do this, but Transfer's version finds the pickilicious sweet spot without being excessive.
The Dill is Transfer's February Special and it comes topped with garlic sauce, bacon, mozzarella cheese, dill pickles and fresh dill. The medium-thickness, firm-yet-chewy crust is also available gluten-free.
The cost is $12 for a small; $19 for large. We recommend the large because the leftovers make a marvelous midnight snack or pairs well cold and with hot coffee the next morning.
Brothers John and Russell Rossetto opened Transfer Pizzeria in 2008. The building's previous tenants included a George Webb, another diner called Scrambled Ed's and, originally, Transfer Pharmacy for which the pizzeria's name pays homage. Technically in the Clock Tower Acres neighborhood, Walker's Point also claims the beloved bar and eatery as its own.
But history aside, the bottom line is this: if you dig dills, stop in this week before this 'za disappears for a few seasons.
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.