Laura Zastrow

Simple pleasures

Lalo’s is a real, family-run spot that feels like a taqueria but acts like a restaurant.



The Taste of the Market Breakfast at the Dane County Farmers’ Market is still going strong after 15 years. The lineup of guest chefs includes some new faces this year. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Linda Falkenstein

Festival Foods’ happy hour makes shopping less of a chore. And the $4-$5 drink specials don’t hurt, either. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM Cocktails

Madison Wine School takes on Portugal, Metcalfe’s Market previews the Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest, and Cafe Hollander hosts Central Waters beer dinner, this week in events that are a liberal with libations. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Todd Hubler

Start making your list now. Here are special brews to look for at the 2017 Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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Robin Shepard

Paoli’s the Hop Garden comes out with its first malt-forward beer, Resilient. It boasts lots of chocolate and toffee sweetness, and comes from a prizewinning recipe from an area homebrewer. more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 PM Beer

Well...a coffee beer should taste like coffee. And none of the dreaded green pepper off-flavor! more

Jan 10, 2017 4:06 PM Beer

A four-course meal at Heritage Tavern, “Just Eat It” documentary screens at the High Noon Saloon, and the Isthmus Cooks Cooperative hosts a Korean/Mexican pop-up dinner at Mezze, this week in events for the new year. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Chris Hynes

With new California-inspired concept and vegetable-centric menu, Everly proves that healthy food can be delicious and satisfying. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews 1 Comments

New buying club BiteMadison is using social media to supply customers with farm-fresh meat. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Laura Zastrow

Grog from the Weary Traveler is like a seasonal smorgasbord of spices. The hot beverage is mulled for hours and is potent, but still perfect mid-day. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM Cocktails


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