Triskele's, 801 S. 3rd St., and OnMilwaukee partnered up on Friday, June 5 with "51 Fish fries For Pride" to honor the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and to boost a family-owned restaurant that struggled, like many, during the mandatory shutdown due to COVID-19.
Ordering started at noon via phone only and by 1 p.m. the owners Lynn Winter and JoLinda Klopp sold 70 fish fries.
"This was an absolutely overwhelmingly excellent experience! We sold out within an hour. If we had the capability we could have easily sold 3x as many," says Winter.
Triskele's cooking space is small and open – when sitting at the bar customers have the pleasure of watching the chef prepare their meal – so although the demand for many more fish fries was there, the cozy space and the owners' commitment to high-quality food capped it at 70 orders.
"The phone rang off the hook all day and night," says Winter.
Triskele's opened in 2007 between the Walker's Point and Bay View neighborhoods. They have a full menu and bar with curbside carry-out (for now) multiple nights a week.
Follow their Facebook page to find out daily specials – and / or to get that fish fry you were hoping for last night.
We have so much work to do in Milwaukee, but THIS is Milwaukee, too.
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.