Wauwatosa

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Listen to 7-year-old Amerah, Milwaukee

Published June 5, 2020

A peaceful Black Lives Matter protest rolled through East Tosa on Thursday, and at the center of it all was a 7-year-old speaker.

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Tosa Restarts aims to bring more sidewalk seating, food trucks and more

Published May 29, 2020

As part of its Tosa Restarts program, Wauwatosa has approved a plan that aims to speed up the process of considering applications for sidewalk sales for retail stores, expanded outdoor seating for restaurants and bars, and, "other creative business solutions," during this difficult economic time.

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Buckatabon to open its doors in Wauwatosa Village on Friday, April 17

Published April 15, 2020

Last August, we brought you the news that The Lowlands Group would be opening Buckatabon at in the Wauwatosa Village. And, in fact, the restaurant was poised to open to the public last month when businesses across the state began shutting down. Fortunately, diners will still have the opportunity to get a taste of the new concept, albeit in carry-out form.

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Chalk tales from the West Side

Published March 27, 2020

One of the more fun things for kids to do during the Safer at Home quarantine is to draw on the sidewalk or driveway with chalk. And social media is full of #chalkyourwalk and #chalkthewalk posts showing the artists' work. Here are some from my neighborhood.

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If it's March, then Gilles has Jameson frozen custard!

Published March 4, 2020

Every March, Gilles' Frozen Custard - the longest-running frozen custard stand in the area, dating to 1938 - at 7515 W. Bluemound Rd. brings back its popular Jameson Irish Whiskey custard in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

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Tosa seeks artists for shipping container mural

Published Feb. 11, 2020

As part of its ongoing mural arts program, the City of Wauwatosa seeks submissions from artists for a mural to be painted on a shipping container located in Hart Park along State Street.

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Wauwatosa dining guide

Published Oct. 12, 2019

Wauwatosa's dining scene has evolved dramatically over the recent years, exploding with new options from the string of North Avenue eateries on the east to the options at the Mayfair Collection on the west and right down in the heart of the Village itself.

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Leff's Lucky Town patio is a Wauwatosa destination

Published Sept. 27, 2019

The patio at Leff's Lucky Town, 7208 W. State St., needs no introduction to folks familiar with Wauwatosa. In fact, it's become so popular that it's hard to believe it has existed for only 10 years.

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New murals add a burst of color to East Tosa's main street

Published July 29, 2019

All of a sudden there are critters everywhere in East Tosa. But don't worry, they're not real. Instead the bird amid the colorful geometric terrain on the side of The Nobleman and the prowling raccoon carrying a fish skeleton in its mouth directly across 69th Street on the side of Cranky Al's are just two of the seven new murals that have just been completed in the neighborhood.

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First look: First and Bowl in Tosa

Published June 26, 2019

First and Bowl, a block south of the Mayfair Collection and just off the I-41 freeway ramp at 2969 N. 114th St., is centered around the sport of football bowling, which the bar's website describes as "a combination of football and bowling plus a little bit of drinking (not required)."