Whet your appetite, Wauwatosa.
Coming soon is the 2012 installment of 10 Days In Tosa, a second annual discount dining extranaganza intended to make sure everyone is familiar with the broad spread of great restaurants the area has to offer.
From Sept. 10 through 19, 20 restaurants will offer selected menu items at just $5, $10 or $20.
This year's version of 10 Days in Tosa, organized as a fundraiser for the Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce, is even simpler to enjoy than last year's.
"We've made it as easy as it can be," said Kari Miller, the associate director of the chamber. "You don't need any certificates this time. All you have to do is show up."
Here's this year's lineup of restaurants and their basic discounted offerings (an asterisk denotes a Restaurant Sponsor):
- *Blue’s Egg, 317 N. 76th St. (Breakfast and lunch items at $10)
- *Café Hollander, 7677 W. State St. (Breakfast, $5; lunch, $10; dinner $20)
- Café Perrin, 5901 Vliet St. (Breakfast, $5; lunch, $10; dinner $20)
- Dave & Buster’s, 2201 N. Mayfair Rd. (Lunch, $10; dinner $20)
- *Firefly Urban Bar & Grill, 7754 Harwood Ave. (Lunch, $10; dinner $20)
- Hector's – A Mexican Restaurant, 7118 W. State St. (Lunch, $5; dinner $10)
- *Innovation at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 10499 Innovation Dr. (Breakfast, $10; lunch, $10; dinner $20)
- *Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub, 11302 W. Bluemound Rd. (Lunch, $5; dinner $10)
- *Jimmy’s Island Grill-Radisson Hotel, 2303 N. Mayfair Rd. (Breakfast, $10; lunch, $10; dinner $20)
- Juniper 61, 6030 W. North Ave. (Lunch, $10; dinner $20)
- Leff’s Lucky Town, 7208 W. State St. (Lunch, $5; dinner $5)
- Le Reve Patisserie & Café, 7610 Harwood Ave. (Lunch, $10; dinner $20)
- Maggiano’s Little Italy, 2500 N. Mayfair Rd. (Lunch, $10; dinner $20)
- *Maxie’s Southern Comfort, 6732 W. Fairview (Dinner, $20)
- Meritage Restaurant, 5921 W. Vliet St. (Dinner, $20)
- Mo’s Irish Pub, 10842 W. Bluemound Rd. (Lunch, $10; dinner $20)
- Pizzeria Piccola, 7606 W. State St.(Lunch, $5; dinner $10)
- *Ristorante Bartolotta, 7616 W. State St. (Dinner, $20)
- Rocket Baby Bakery, 6822 W. North Ave. (Breakfast, $5; lunch, $5)
- Saz’s State House, 5539 W. State St. (Lunch, $10; dinner $20)
The principal co-sponsor along with the Chamber is IT Staff Technical Resources.
Community sponsors include Aurora Healthcare, Bobby Pantuso of Coldwell Banker – Homesale Realty, Candy Bouquet, Ebenezer Child Care Centers, EXIT Realty Horizons –Tom McCormick, Holiday Inn Express-Milwaukee West, Miller & Ogorchock S.C., Mount Mary College – Office of Graduate Education, The Ruby Tap, Storm, Balgeman, Miller & Klippel S.C., Tosa Accounting, Trees of Hope WI – Fighting Blood Cancers, VISIT Milwaukee and Vrakas/Blum CPAs and Business Advisors.
Besides getting a great value in your meals, participating in 10 Days In Tosa helps sustain the Chamber of Commerce’s continued growth and its member services and programs.
"The chamber primarily relies on member dues to fund its annual budget of about $80,000," Miller said, "but needs to find new sources of revenue to keep apace with its growth. The 10 Days in Tosa event was a natural fundraising option as the city has blossomed in recent years as a dining destination.
"The 10 Days in Tosa event is not just about dining. The event serves as a springboard for marketing Wauwatosa as a whole, by drawing more people into the city for a special dining offer that can lead to discovering other things the city has to offer such as the many fine businesses, parks, and neighborhoods."
You can contact the Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce at 414-453-2330 or email@example.com. You can also download the promotional flyer listing all the restaurant offers to carry with you as you explore Wauwatosa dining.