Linda Falkenstein


Linda Falkenstein

Poke Poke should open soon in the Gateway Mall. A GoFundMe campaign is set up for Chocolaterian in wake of fire. more

Mar 9, 2018 11:43 AM Food News


Judith Davidoff

The German-centric beer bar and restaurant is relocating. Tin Fox will likely take over old spot at 2616 Monroe St. more

Mar 2, 2018 11:35 AM Food News 3 Comments


Linda Falkenstein

West-side Asian grocery J & P Fresh Market has a great Sichuan kitchen on the side. ZenZen Taste is almost hidden amid the warehousey jumble of Watts Road. more

Mar 1, 2018 5:00 AM Reviews


Linda Falkenstein

Laila Borokhim takes over the Labor Temple Bar. A different menu is in store, but in the meantime, Borokhim is having fun using the fryer. more

Feb 16, 2018 3:41 PM Food News

Milwaukee’s Martha’s Pimento Cheese, a local, small-batch, woman-owned business, calls it quits. Founder Martha Davis Kipcak reflects on sustainable practices and economic development in local food systems. more

Feb 15, 2018 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments

The northside is getting bierocks and beer, while the east side reaps a bounty of fish. Here’s the latest from Bierock, Lake Edge Seafood Co., and the East Side Club. more

Jan 18, 2018 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Cameron Gillie

The Trailtessa program from the Ice Age Trail encourages women to get outdoors. An upcoming trail-clearing event near Merrimac will encourage them to grab tools and take over activities too often done by men. more

Jan 18, 2018 5:00 AM A & E


Linda Falkenstein

Mod Pizza piles on all the toppings you want for one price, but curation is called for. Crust is pretty good, but the few standout ingredients can get lost in the shuffle. more

Jan 4, 2018 5:00 AM Reviews 1 Comments

2017 featured new restaurants with adventuresome ideas, but not much fine dining. We take a look back at the year’s openings and closings. more

Dec 21, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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Susan B. Anderson

Famous knitters are famous only among other knitters. Among knitters, Madison’s Susan B. Anderson is a rock star. more

Dec 14, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 4 Comments


Linda Falkenstein

Taiwan Little Eats has brought Taiwanese street eats to town. Tea eggs, crispy popcorn chicken and the braised Tainan pork are highlights. more

Dec 7, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews


Linda Falkenstein

Results are in for the city’s annual review of 63 would-be Mall/Concourse food carts. The changes in the evaluation process have made a visible difference. more

Nov 16, 2017 4:31 PM Food News


Stephanie Hofmann

Local CSA farmers take a break on Turkey day, but they often bring a dish to pass. Recipes from Vitruvian, Crossroads Community Farm and Los Jalapenos. more

Nov 16, 2017 2:00 PM Isthmus Giving

Double-duty presents delight the recipient and benefit the maker. These range from offering fair wages to women in Latin America and India to supporting our own Wisconsin natural areas. more

Nov 16, 2017 2:00 PM Isthmus Giving


Carolyn Fath

The new Ancora Cafe on University Avenue takes full advantage of having a kitchen. Brunch entrees are the stars. more

Nov 9, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Linda Falkenstein takes a peek at the 711-page “America, The Cookbook,” which attempts to wrangle recipes from all 50 states into a digestible form. Author Gabrielle Langholtz is in town for the Wisconsin Book Festival on Nov. 2. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments


Katy Plantenberg

Education expands at Olbrich Gardens with a new addition. Right now, school groups and citizens can still take advantage of a wide range of opportunities. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


Linda Falkenstein

Build yourself a small plate feast from BelAir Cantina’s mix-and-match menu. The food and drink specials are perfect for happy hour. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews


David Michael Miller

The first ever Madison Area Yarn Hop celebrates yarn, sheep, and fiber arts. Ten south central yarn shops, woolen mills and farms are participating. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

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Ryan Wisniewski

Tired of price inflation in the cheap eats genre? We unearth rock-bottom bargains downtown and on campus. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews 3 Comments

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    Linda Falkenstein

    Hot and sour soup, but subtle.

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    Linda Falkenstein

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    Linda Falkenstein

    Picking ingredients is fun, but avoid the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach.

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    Linda Falkenstein

    The kitchen coaxes complex flavors from simple elements in the Tainan braised pork.

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    Linda Falkenstein

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    Linda Falkenstein

    Chicken bento at Taiwan Little Eats.