Linda Falkenstein


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




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

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




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


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


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


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


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