By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Mar 22, 2023 at 2:02 PM Photography: Lori Fredrich

Prepare to revel in 10 days of deliciousness as Tosa Restaurant Week returns for its second year, highlighting the wealth of dining options available in the area.

During the event, which takes place March 23 through April 1, over 25 food and beverage establishments will feature special offers on beverages, food and sweet treats.

It’s the perfect opportunity to try out some of the newer establishments in the area, revisit old favorites or plan a day of local feasting with friends or family.

Offerings include specials like BOGO beverages at Draft & Vessel; special pricing on a seasonal cheese board and wine pairings from The Village Cheese Shop; a special three-course meal at Eldr+Rime;  plus discounts at establishments like Delicious Bites, Plate Pleasures Eatery and Ultimate Confections.

Of course, the goal of a great restaurant week is to support locally owned restaurants. So, feel free to order broadly, and be sure to tip on the full value of your meal (not the discounted price).

As guests enjoy specials from local restaurants, they are also encouraged to explore the area, visiting nearby retailers and taking in the growing collection of public murals in the vicinity.

The full list of participating restaurants includes:

  • 1st & Bowl, 2969 N. 114th St.
  • Ally’s Powerhouse Cafe, 10460 W. Innovation Dr.
  • Bel Air Cantina, 6817 W. North Ave.
  • Buckatabon Tavern & Supper Club, 7700 Harwood Ave.
  • Cafe Hollander, 7677 W. State St.
  • Crafty Cow, 6519 W. North Ave.
  • Delicious Bites, 6538 W. North Ave.
  • Draft & Vessel, 7479 Harwood Ave.
  • Eldr+Rime, 2300 N. Mayfair Rd.
  • Firefly Restaurant & Lounge, 7754 Harwood Ave.
  • Gathering Place Brewing, 7208 W. North Ave.
  • Good City Brewing, 11200 W. Burleigh St.
  • Hector’s Mexican Restaurant, 7118 W. State St.
  • Il Mito Trattoria E Enoteca, 6913 W. North Ave.
  • Jose’s Blue Sombrero, 7615 W. State St.
  • Kin by Rice N Roll, 7484 W. State St.
  • Leff’s Lucky Town, 7208 W. State St.
  • Le Reve Patisserie & Cafe, 7610 Harwood Ave.
  • Lion’s Tail Brewing, 8520 W. North Ave.
  • Mex Avenue, 11200 W. Burleigh St.
  • Midtown Grill, 8913 W. North Ave.
  • Ono Kine Grindz, 7215 W. North Ave.
  • Pizza Man, 11500 W. Burleigh St.
  • Plate Pleasures Eatery, 2330 N. 124th St.
  • Ultimate Confections, 800 N. 68th St.
  • The Village Cheese Shop, 1430 Underwood Ave.

For more information and a full list of specials from participating restaurants, visit

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

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.