Isthmus Dining

Latest Food & Drink Stories

  • Don’t touch the radishes

    Outdoor farmers’ markets return, with 2020’s safety measures still in place to combat the coronavirus. The mighty Dane County Farmers’ Market is starting the year off at the Alliant Energy Center. Read more

  • No patio? Maybe no problem

    Brian Hamilton conceives of his new Kettle Black on Monroe Street without leaning on lots of outdoor space. It’s one of several signs things are looking up. Plus an early April food news roundup. Read more

  • It’s time to have a beer again…outside

    Patios served a crucial role in helping pubs and taphouses survive over the winter. Now that spring is here, having a beer outside is even easier…and a lot warmer. Read more

  • Would you, could you, in a box?

    Many area restaurants are doing St. Patrick’s Day up right this year. Plus UW-Hillel makes Shabbat and passover meals to-go, Soup’s On has a new home, and there’s cheese foam tea on State Street. Read more

  • Bygone Madison menus

    A year into the pandemic, our food editor finally sifts through her files to set up her home office. Some beloved old menus found in the desk detritus deserve to be shared. Read more