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Linda Falkenstein

Madison continues to up its coffee game. Stone Creek Coffee, Cafe Domestique and Cafe Social all have different strengths. more

Feb 23, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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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

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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

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Linda Falkenstein

Porter, the new coffee/sandwich shop from Grampa’s/Gib’s owner Gil Altschul, is packing customers into the former luggage room at the old Milwaukee Road depot. There’s a focused menu of Counter Culture coffees and sandwiches made from local meats. more

Feb 2, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews

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West Bend native Dan Backhaus invites any Wisconsin Trump voter to visit him in Queens. The DIY exchange program was inspired by this weekend’s anti-Muslim ban protests. more

Jan 30, 2017 4:31 PM Madland 1 Comments

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Eric Tadsen

The Swiss cheese scrape comes to Madison. The newly trendy dish features a base from Emmi Roth of Monroe, and is served at Porter and, soon, Fromagination. more

Jan 26, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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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

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Doughnuts, pizzas, sushi rolls, poke bowls...the 2016 Madison restaurant scene encompassed trends from familiar comfort food to new Pacific Rim flavors. more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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Ryan Wisniewski

Smoked meats are a delicious side to the game on big screens at the Thirsty Goat. Taps number 32, and may preclude the need for this to become a full-fledged brewpub. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:00 AM Reviews

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Michael Hirshon

Madison’s James Mills has had mishaps in the wilderness, but prefers to focus on transcendence. more

Nov 23, 2016 9:07 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Ryan Wisniewski

Salads Up brings the multi-add-on chopped salad to Madison. This is the second outlet for the small Ann Arbor, Michigan-based chain. more

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM Reviews

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Carolyn Fath

Elaborate projects come to life with the help of makerspaces like Sector67 and the Bodgery. You may even find some of them under the tree. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Giving Magazine

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El Grito leads food cart discontent about city review process. With more carts vying for spots, some feel the system has to change. more

Oct 20, 2016 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 4 Comments

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