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East Side’s Tomato Romp Returns September 13th

The 8th Annual Tomato Romp!, Wisconsin’s only celebration dedicated to the mighty tomato, returns on September 13th.

By - Sep 2nd, 2014 11:24 am

The 8th Annual Tomato Romp!, Wisconsin’s only celebration dedicated to the mighty tomato, returns on September 13th on Milwaukee’s East Side in a day of eating, drinking and throwing tomatoes. In addition to America’s first Rotten Tomato Fight and the Best Bloody Mary Competition, East Side chefs are preparing special small plate tomato dishes as part of the ‘Tomato Chomp’ Crawl to show off the food of area restaurants. Tomato Romp! runs 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on E. North Avenue between Prospect and Oakland Aves and is hosted by the East Side Business Improvement District. Other activities include the East Side Green Market with a special Tomato Harvest at 10 a.m., a tomato-inspired plein air art station on Farwell & North Ave, live music, costume contest and a procession of all tomato fighters led by a Tomato Romp band.

The East Side Green Market Tomato Edition 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

Featuring locally grown produce from right here in Milwaukee, local artists, designers/craftspeople and great local entertainment in the Beans & Barley parking lot 1901 E. North Ave.

Tomato Chomp Crawl 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

This is the second year that a food crawl is featured to showcase chefs of the East Side and offer people the chance to stroll and sample tomato-based small plates at their own pace from area restaurants. Last year the small plates included tomato strata, duck bruschetta, a bloody mary pizza and even BLT ice cream (Bacon, Lemon & Tomato). All small plates will be $2-$8 and featured all weekend during Tomato Romp. A map and list of dishes & restaurants will be published on Sept. 11th on www.theeastside.org and maps will be provided at the in-person registration booth for Tomato Romp on September 13th.

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