Food & Drink


Laura Zastrow

While west Madison and Middleton have had a slew of Mexican eateries open recently, Gloria’s Mexican Restaurant emerges from the pack. The vegetarian fare is a particular strength. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Dana Dufek

There’s a subtle art to balancing education with inebriation, but Madison Cocktail Week pulls it off with aplomb. The third annual event returns Oct. 10-15 at locations around the city. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Todd Hubler

Atwood Beer Week features community benefits, pairings and more. Plus a pair of pub crawls highlights the east versus the west side of the street. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Cameron Bren

Longtable Beer Cafe is all about beer and conviviality. The new Middleton eatery and tap comes from the owners of Brasserie V. more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Laura Zastrow

When you’re living a low-carb, Paleo or gluten-free lifestyle, eating out for lunch usually means you’re having a salad. Lettuce wraps help scratch the sandwich itch without the bread. more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

New late-night locale for food carts along the bike path, One Barrel tap takeover at the Biergarten at Olbrich Park and Dogtoberfest at Capital Brewery, this week in events where October comes early. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Ryan Wisniewski

Osteria Papavero continues to produce excellent rustic Italian fare. We sample the budino to see if it’s still all that. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


David Michael Miller

Isthmus’ Oktobeerfest welcomes wine, special beers — and of course the classic Oktoberfest lagers. Over 40 craft breweries and cideries and 11 wineries are on tap. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Allison Geyer

It’s not your imagination — conventionally grown produce doesn’t taste as good as organic heirloom varieties. The Seed to Kitchen program at UW-Madison aims to restore lost flavor by collaborating with breeders, growers, chefs and consumers. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Bel Air Cantina will donate half of opening weekend sales to the Clean Lakes Alliance, Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin learn about global foodways and Willy Street hosts a class on cleansing foods, this week in events that feed the mind. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Robin Shepard

These tailgate-worthy beers for game day go well with tailgate foods. Many honor the Badgers by looking a little red, as well. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Beer


Tommy Washbush

Is it all about the beer? The brats? Or the UW Marching Band? Here’s a guide to the Regent Street tailgate roster. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Ryan Wisniewski

Mexican-Japanese fusion is delicious in theory and disastrous in execution at Cuco’s Mexican Fusion. But they do have gigantic margaritas. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews

A new option for online grocery and delivery launched Aug. 15 in Madison in partnership with Whole Foods, Costco, CVS Pharmacy, Metro Market and Pick ‘n Save. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Try unique veggie varieties at Seed to Kitchen dinner, visit the grand opening of Yahara Bay’s distillery and socialize at the annual ice cream social at Sassy Cow Creamery, this week in events that will have you wanting moooo-re. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

From a classic Door County fish boil to a mid-century tiki feast, the Avenue Club serves up nostalgia and entertainment with its expanded Throwback Dinner series. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Carolyn Fath

The Madison area gets its second dedicated vegetarian (and in fact almost vegan) restaurant with Surya Cafe in Fitchburg. It’s also gluten-free. more

Aug 17, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews

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Jane Burns

Diana Murphy’s cow, Nelle, is the sole producer of a cheese called Arthur. Murphy, an experienced goat cheese maker, likes the farmstead aspect of one cow, one cheese. more

Aug 17, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Support black-owned eateries during Black Restaurant Week, take in some jazz at a New Orleans-style brunch at The Wise and an ice cream cocktail pop-up at Gib’s Bar, this week in events for a hot August day. more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK