Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Tasty Tosa: Milwaukee suburb stocked with worthy European cuisine" from the Chicago Tribune
Milwaukee has no shortage of great places to eat. The same can be said of its lesser-known western suburb of Wauwatosa, where you can find tasty German, Benelux, Italian and French fare at a quartet of restaurants less than a block from one another.
You'll have time to linger over your pasta, plate of macarons or pot of steamed mussels if you're headed to Miller Park or the famed Milwaukee County Zoo: Both are less than 10 minutes from your table. Downtown Sudsville and its Milwaukee Art Museum — currently hosting a new German cinema exhibit — are a mere 8 miles away from the heart of "Tosa," as it's called.
Downtown Tosa is about a century removed from strip malls and food courts. This area, known as the Village, began in the mid-1800s, when westbound roads and rails from Milwaukee had to cross the narrow Menomonee River valley. Wauwatosa flourished as a well-heeled residential community, and it remains an affluent suburb.
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