By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Nov 10, 2021 at 11:02 AM Photography: Wauwatosa Village

Build-your-own meal for two, while supporting a variety of local restaurants, during the latest installment of Taste of Tosa, a drive-thru style dining experience during which participants choose an appetizer, main course, dessert and beverages created by a variety of local restaurants and pick them up at one easy, central location.

The first 2021-2022 event is slated for Saturday, Nov. 13 (with pick-up between 5 and 7:15 p.m.) with a deadline for ordering on Thursday, Nov. 11 at noon.  The event will continue throughout the winter months with Taste of Tosa drive thrus taking place on the second Saturday of each month.

Dinner options for the Nov. 13 event include a choice of appetizers from Village Cheese Shop or Loup; entrees from Buckatabon, Le Reve or Cafe Hollander; dessert from Tabal Chocolate or Black Twig Bakery; and optional beverages from Draft & Vessel or The Ruby Tap.

Dinner packages, which feed two, are $70 or $85 with beverages; each package includes appetizers, an entree and dessert. 

To place your order online, visit the Tosa Village shopping page (deadline is Thursday, Nov. 11 at noon). Choose a package (with or without optional beverages), pick your course options, and then choose your pickup time at check-out. On the day of the event, drive to the parking lot under the Harmonee Bridge and pull up to the curb at The Little Red Store, 7720 Harwood Ave. to pick up your hot meal. 

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.