Are you ready to snag that extra special drink deal or sample new small plates? Taste & Toast 2020 is right around the corner, and we’ve been eagerly counting down the days. The event runs March 2-6 and is offered from 4-7 p.m. Click here for more info or keep reading to check out some of the most highly anticipated appetizers and beverages this year.
From the menu: AJ Bombers Sliders - $2 each
With the choice of AJ, Medusa, Milwaukee or black bean, these sliders are a great way to experience the classic AJ Bombers burgers.
From the menu: Mint Limeade - $3
An exciting twist on a staple beverage, this nonalcoholic mint and lime combo has us refreshed just thinking about it.
From the menu: Paloma - $5
Between Xicaru Mezcal or Herradura Silver tequila, this grapefruit cocktail is sure to brighten up anyone’s day with a splash of citrus.
From the menu: Blue Pineapple Margarita - $6
Feeling blue? This margarita with Cazadores 100% Blue Agave tequila and Blue Curacao will lift your spirits by showing you how to feel blue in a fun way!
From the menu: Cuban Guacamole & Plantain Chips - $5
Great for vegetarians, Cubanitas takes chip and dip to a whole new level with their most famous appetizer.
From the menu: Chicken Legs - $3
Two smoked chicken legs with honey butter embody the perfect post-work reward to us.
From the menu: Bee Is For Blackberry - $6
Bees, blackberries and bubbles, oh my! This cocktail with Aviation, thyme-honey, lemon and blackberries is sure to taste as delightful as it sounds.
From the menu: Bacon Wrapped Cheese Curds - $5.99
Six cheese curds prepared with Leinenkugel beer batter, wrapped in bacon, deep fried and sided with homemade ranch makes this an ideal Wisconsin appetizer.
From the menu: Fish Tacos - $7
Haven’t been by the lake recently? Now’s your chance to try the daily fresh catch with pineapple salsa and lime crema.
From the menu: Reuben Rolls - $5
These wonton wrapped rolls with corned beef, Swiss cheese, cream cheese and sauerkraut are great bites to share with family and friends.
From the menu: Rosé Sangria - $5
Put on your rosé-colored glasses, because life is going to feel cheerful after this drink featuring rosé, brandy, raspberry liqueur, Aperitivo Rosato and white cranberry juice.
From the menu: Irish Mule - $5
With Tullamore D.E.W. whiskey, fresh squeezed lime juice and ginger beer, this Irish cocktail might just bring some luck to your day.
From the menu: Short Rib & Fontina Potato Tots - $10
Burgundy braised beef, fontina cheese, Yukon potatoes, savory bread crust and mustard aioli? You’ve got our attention.
From the menu: Crispy Pickle Spears with House-Made Russian Dressing - $3.95
These three breaded and fried pickle spears might be too good to share with anyone else, so tell your friends to get their own basket!
From the menu: Bier Cheese Mac Cup with Thick Cut Bacon - $5
This triple cheddar Bier cheese mac cup tossed with garlic panko and topped with bourbon cider thick cut bacon is the comfort food we’re totally craving.
From the menu: Nonalcoholic Sangria - $2
Anyone can enjoy this delectable beverage featuring cranberry, orange, grape, lemon and lime juices. Elevate the experience by pairing it with one of Onesto’s delicious Taste & Toast apps.
From the menu: Funnel Cake Fries - $4
You don’t have to wait until summer to satisfy a funnel cake craving with this sweet small plate.
From the menu: Blueberry Basil Caipirinha - $7
Looking for a vacation? This cocktail with Cachaça, blueberries, basil, sugar and lime is sure to feel like the next best thing.
From the menu: Grenade Launcher - $6
Your taste buds aren’t prepared for this explosion of flavors made up of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Stoli Vanil vodka, orange, pineapple and grenadine.
From the menu: Roasted Brussels Sprouts - $7
These delectable Brussels sprouts make healthy eating luxurious with parmesan pine nut gremolata and balsamic.
From the menu: Alabammy Wings - $5
These house smoked and flash fried wings tossed with Alabama White BBQ sauce are sure to satisfy any meat lover’s desires.
From the menu: Burrata Bruschetta - $5
Bruschetta never gets old, and this version with toasted ciabatta, heirloom tomato and burrata is a perfect go-to for those classic Italian cravings.
From the menu: Trinity Chips - $3
Who said chips were a side dish? These fresh cut potato chips topped with sour cream chive sauce are tasty enough to become a feature appetizer on their own!
From the menu: Hibiscus Sparkler - $8
With Hibiscus tea, white spirits, seasonal syrup and citrus, this cocktail is sure to make it feel like spring. Enjoy a nonalcoholic version for just $6.
From the menu: Queso Fundido - $4
Treat yourself and some friends to a savory queso combo of Chihuahua cheese, pepper jack cheese, sautéed peppers and onions for an easy night out.
From the menu: Water Street Brewery Draft Beer - $3
We can’t wait to try any one of their seven house brew pints this Taste & Toast season. We’ll probably need some pretzels and cheese curds too…
From the menu: Peanut Butter Cup - $6
Why not try something new? This drink spices up a Guinness draft beer by including a shot of Screwball Peanut Butter whiskey for the sake of adventure.
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