Linda Falkenstein

The Heritage Tavern takes top honors in first-ever Burger Week. Stella Blu Cafe opens. And sadly, 5th Element has shut its doors. more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Linda Falkenstein

If “Mo” equals Monona, you’ll definitely be eating well. A roundup of where and what to eat in Madison’s neighbor to the east. more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Craig Winzer

From the meat to the bun, a great hamburger requires just a few simple tricks. First: start with the meat. more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM , , FOOD & DRINK


Todd Hubler

Since the food cart season opened in April, carts have been migrating. And when construction on Main Street ends in two weeks, sites will change again. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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Linda Falkenstein

Bear & Bottle has given Madison a reason to head to the north side. The latest venture from publicans Tim Thompson and Stephani Dalbesio brings a California tap list and contempo space to the under-served area. more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews 1 Comments


Linda Falkenstein

Capitol maintenance workers cope with the unexpected. A tour of doors and more with mechanic Jim Werlein. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories


William Hereford

Give a Girl a Knife is more than just a New York kitchen tell-all. Minnesotan Amy Thielen synthesizes big city fine dining and Midwestern cuisine in her new memoir. more

Jun 7, 2017 12:43 PM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments

UW-Madison prof and poet Timothy Yu uses poetry and parody to counter stereotypes and Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments


Linda Falkenstein

Zoup! offers a dozen varieties a day, but choose carefully more

Apr 27, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews


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


Joe Rocco

Madison’s status as a food destination is inarguable. Here’s a handy itinerary for newcomers and travelers visiting Madison...from the obvious to beyond the obvious. more

Apr 11, 2017 10:34 AM Isthmus Dining


Paulius Musteikis

Where Isthmus reviewers — and Madison — have been eating and drinking since the last “Dining” special section. Here’s our summary of the scene. more

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David Michael Miller

Is a new $500 fee for food carts too high? The city would like carts to behave more like brick-and-mortar restaurants. more

Mar 30, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Laura Zastrow

Abarrotes Yuremi is the place for long-stewed meats. Look for guisados on the specials board and order a few tacos to-go. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews



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


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