Adam Powell


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

Apr 11, 2017 10:34 AM , , , , , , , Isthmus Dining


laura zastrow

A strong selection of sandwiches and five house-brewed beers distinguish Lucky’s 1313 Brew Pub among Regent Street taverns. Kipp Thomas is in charge of the kitchen, and Grant Johnston brews the beer. more

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews


Sharon Vanorny

Breakwater Monona ups the waterside meat and brunch game. more

Nov 3, 2016 12:00 AM Reviews


Ryan Wisniewski

Dining out with kids can be tricky. They tend to be loud and clumsy. But there are some good options for parents out there. more

Sep 22, 2016 5:00 AM Reviews


Ryan Michael Wisniewski

Geeks Mania is a refuge for nostalgia seekers and next-gen gamers. The Odana Road arcade and comics/collectibles shop features pinball, vintage video games and gamer meeting space. more

Aug 11, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


Eric Tadsen

Off Broadway Drafthouse does well with tap list, apps and brunch. But there may be sticker shock when the check arrives. more

Aug 11, 2016 5:00 AM Reviews

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Laura Zastrow

Tandoori House scores with an excellent buffet and Pakistani kebabs. The new restaurant raises the bar on Indian food over its predecessor, Maharajah. more

Jun 23, 2016 5:00 AM Reviews 1 Comments


Laura Zastrow

We traverse Madison in search of its best and most unusual sweet treats. Spoiler alert: it’s an impressive multicultural mix. And there’s a giant five-pound gummy bear. more

May 26, 2016 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK



The Badger Tavern takes up where Tony Frank’s left off. Wisconsin bar food done right and friendly service continue a neighborhood favorite. more

May 5, 2016 12:00 AM Reviews


Scott R. Maurer

Beers brewed with pre-industrial methods are more than experiments. Brewers both in state and out showed off their best. more

May 2, 2016 12:05 PM Beer


Paulius Musteikis

Madison’s bakeries make lovely loaves, but also much more. Throughout, there’s an emphasis on natural sweeteners, organic grains, and options for vegans and the gluten-free. more

Apr 6, 2016 3:40 PM Isthmus Dining 1 Comments


Paulius Musteikis

Isthmus reviewers make the rounds of the latest restaurants. more

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Ryan Wisniewski

Indian food is wildly popular worldwide, but Madison has been slow to the party. That appears to be changing. Amber Indian Cuisine is the latest South Asian restaurant to open in the Madison area. more

Mar 31, 2016 5:00 AM Reviews


Joe Rocco

With 10 days of events, Chef Week may require some planning. Our Adam Powell shares his top picks. more

Feb 25, 2016 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Paulius Musteikis

Nani Restaurant is the west side’s new dim sum headquarters. Start with hot tea, then order a bunch of dishes and share. more

Jan 21, 2016 5:00 AM Reviews 1 Comments


Leslie Magid Higgins

​Since developing Xbox, Robbie Bach is preaching the gospel of becoming “civic engineers” in our communities. more

Jan 21, 2016 5:00 AM News


Cody Bond

Different kinds of yeast produce different kinds of beer. Now a team at UW-Madison has unlocked the secret of creating yeast hybrids, in the hopes of creating new types of beer, wine, cheese and biofuels. more

Jan 7, 2016 5:00 AM News


Paulius Musteikis

Barolo is the wine bar Madison deserves, at last. And the focused small plates menu isn’t bad, either. more

Dec 10, 2015 5:00 AM Reviews


Paulius Musteikis

Takara 88 offers a well-designed space and innovative, whimsical sushi, sashimi, and nigiri. more

Nov 12, 2015 9:00 AM Reviews


Paulius Musteikis

The new Avenue Club packs ’em in for brunch, burgers and fish. more

Nov 5, 2015 5:00 AM Reviews