The Madison Alcohol License Review Committee will meet Wednesday, June 19, at 5:30 p.m. As detailed in its agenda (PDF), here are some of the new establishments seeking licenses and other key orders of business.
For anyone tracking the progress of Bonta, to be located at 8452 Old Sauk Rd., note that it's applying for a name change to Novanta. Novanta, a sister restaurant to Cafe Porta Alba, now has a Facebook page, which states that it will be "opening soon" and serving certified Neapolitan pizzas with a mozzarella bar, panini, and dolci (dessert).
Players Sports Bar, 2013 Winnebago St., is applying for a license for a temporary outdoor beer garden for use during Atwood Days (July 27-28) and its annual golf outing (Aug. 3).
The Bayou, 117 S. Butler St., is applying legally for a license to serve alcohol in its main second floor dining room, which was left off of its original application in error.
Brat und Brau, 2933 N. Sherman Ave., is applying for a license to serve four draft beers, bottled beer, and wine. The new Brat und Brau, opening at the Northside Town Center, expects to derive 90% of its revenue from food sales.
La Taguara, a new Venezuelan and Latin American restaurant coming to 3502 E. Washington Ave., formerly Dimitri's Gyros, is applying for a class B beer and class C wine license. It expects to derive 95% of its revenue from food sales. Arepas will be coming, along with empanadas, pabellon (the shredded beef and black bean Venezuelan national dish), slow cooked short ribs, red snapper, garlic shrimp, tostones (sandwiches made with deep fried plantains instead of bread), tacos and burgers.
Crandall's, which is moving to 334 State St. and expanding to become an American/Peruvian restaurant, is applying for a class B beer and class C wine license. It is expected that 90% of its revenue will come from food; documents filed with the city indicate that it will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
The license for Baldwin Street Grille is on the agenda again after having been referred last month by Ald. Ledell Zellers, because the applicant had failed to contact the Tenney Lapham Neighborhood Association in time about various issues of concern.