Food News


Linda Falkenstein

Food carts have new spots on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Mifflin Street. There are also brand-new carts on the Square and Library Mall. more

Apr 27, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Dylan Brogan

Longtime college bar Madhatter is slated to be sold, expanded and reopened under a Celtic banner. If approved, Danny’s Pub should be open in time for the fall semester. more

Apr 20, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments


Linda Falkenstein

Downtown, LJ’s Sports Tavern & Grill and Zandru’s Tapas Bar & Restaurant have opened, while the east side has the new Good Food Low Carb Cafe. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Todd Hubler

Tiki Shack adds sliders and more to its menu. The revamp is in response to a city audit over the volume of its alcohol sales. more

Apr 6, 2017 1:10 AM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments


Judy Davidoff

Mermaid Cafe closed after more than 11 years on Winnebago Street. Owner Lisa Jacobson says she will be involved in some way with her brother’s new hotel and cafe on Baldwin Street. more

Mar 31, 2017 12:05 PM FOOD & DRINK

Christine Ameigh, owner of Slide Food Cart and Beyond Catering, is continuing Madison’s tradition of producing potato chips on East Washington. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

In food news: North of the Bayou and L & J deli store are open; Ramen Kid adds poke bowls. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Linda Falkenstein

In food news this week: Koi Sushi opens on State Street, Fisher King Winery is open in Verona, and Picasso’s Pizza has closed. more

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Food Sovereignty Symposium and Festival to highlight native foods. Native chefs will be cooking at dinners around the campus and downtown. more

Mar 2, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Linda Falkenstein

Chili King is open with an American and Chinese menu; Monona Bakery is open with an American and Honduran menu; and the Athens Gyros food truck has a heated greenhouse for warmer snacking. more

Mar 2, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Chefs take the spotlight in unusual ways during this year’s MACN Chef Week. There’s collaboration as well as competition. more

Mar 2, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

L’Etoile scores a nomination as best restaurant in the 2017 James Beard Awards, but national competition is stiff. Jonny Hunter and Dan Fox also get nods as best chef: Midwest. more

Feb 23, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

The Melted food cart is ramping up delivery by retrofitting a 1981 International Harvester school bus. more

Feb 23, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Nick Berard

The Wisconsin School Garden Network expands its reach across Wisconsin and to Latin America. Its handbook, “Teaching in Nature’s Classroom,” will soon be available in Spanish. more

Feb 23, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

In food news: Palmyra Mediterranean Grill is going full tapas, Disco Fries opening on State Street and Sujeo now offers delivery. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Chris Winterhack

BarleyPop Tap and Shop Grand Opening on Feb. 11, 2017 more

Feb 11, 2017 4:42 PM Photo Galleries

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Robin Shepard

Madison’s newest beer hangout is set to open this weekend. BarleyPop Tap and Shop is a unique combination: part tap room, part bottle shop. more

Feb 9, 2017 2:03 PM Beer


Rachel Dolnick

New street vending coordinator Meghan Blake-Horst sees a “perfect storm” of opportunity. It’s not just about drawing new customers, but also revamping sites and regulations for carts. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Tracy Harris

Food cart chefs find off-season gigs at Rockhound Brewing. Owner Nate Warnke likes the positive collaboration with cooks John Pickle and Michael Sollinger. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Joe Tarr

The Noosh food cart’s “pussy pockets” sold well at the Women’s March on Madison. But did the cart go rogue by selling during the protest? more

Feb 8, 2017 9:11 AM FOOD & DRINK

Those who dine on the isthmus and in parts adjacent have become aware of certain trends at neighborhood restaurants. Some might notice an upgrade in beer offerings. Others might recognize a more sophisticated -- but not pretentious -- feel to the men more

Jul 18, 2008 2:00 PM , FOOD & DRINK