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Picnic Basket sandwich shop opens in Wauwatosa

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News and notes on the restaurant scene from dining critic Carol Deptolla

May 22, 2014

By Carol Deptolla of the Journal Sentinel

May 22, 2014 0

The sister restaurant of Nashotah’s Picnic Basket has opened in Wauwatosa, at 10600 W. Blue Mound Road.

The Tosa sandwich shop has a slightly different menu, owner Tim Weiberg said, and it doesn't serve the pizzas that the Nashotah location does. A new appetizer is chicken-fried bacon ($6.95), about eight battered bacon strips with ranch dressing and barbecue sauce. “It’s definitely for a group,” Weiberg said, “unless you’re having a bad day.”

And one sandwich riffs on those 26.2 stickers seen on cars of marathon runners. The BLT marathon sandwich ($14.95) comes with 26 slices of bacon — and a sticker. 

New salads ($8.95) include spinach and strawberry, and one called the Granny, with Granny Smith apples, candied pecans and barbecue pulled pork on spinach and romaine lettuce.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday; the shop might open on Sundays later. The grand opening will be May 28. 

The full menu for the Tosa restaurant is online; to contact, (414) 763-4378. The restaurant delivers within a 3-mile radius. 

About Carol Deptolla

Carol Deptolla is the Journal Sentinel dining critic. She also reports on restaurants, bars and other food- and drink-related businesses.

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