Picnic Basket sandwich shop opens in Wauwatosa

May 22, 2014 7:42 a.m. | 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. 

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State to spend $13.5 million on transit to settle Zoo Interchange suit

May 19, 2014 3:21 p.m. | The State of Wisconsin said Monday it would pay more than $13 million for new Milwaukee County bus routes to help with congestion during the massive Zoo Interchange reconstruction, settling a 2-year-old lawsuit.

The lawsuit, brought by the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope, alleged that the $1.7 billion expansion of the Zoo Interchange, the state's busiest, discriminated against urban minorities by not including public transit improvements.

Last year, federal Judge Lynn Adelman allowed work on the project to move forward but said the lawsuit would likely succeed.

Dennis Grzezinski, an attorney for MICAH and the Black Health Coalition, had no comment on a settlement other than to say that he was waiting for details to be completed.

According to the Department of Transportation, the state will:

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