Allison Geyer


Lauren Zastrow

Cozy and full of character, The Winnebago is a welcome addition to the Atwood neighborhood. The current breakfast and lunch menu is vegetarian- and vegan-friendly. Read more



Pooneh Ghana

First, they were high schoolers in the Twin Cities who just wanted to play house parties. Now they’re selling out huge venues and meeting their indie rock idols. Read more


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Allison Geyer

Mr. Kimchi brings a touch of elegance to Madison’s Korean options. Traditional dishes are joined by more fusion-y appetizers like Korean fried chicken wings. Read more



Keni Rosales

These days, there’s no shortage of fried chicken sandwiches in Madison, and many are truly special. The classic soul food dish has gone mainstream. Read more

Isthmus Dining


Laura Zastrow

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

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A multi-course dinner served in total darkness is a surprising and captivating sensory experience — and an eye-opening look at the accessibility challenges faced by blind and visually impaired people. Read more



Amy Stocklein

Tangent, the East Washington Avenue venture from Vintage Brewing Company, has plenty of beers exclusive to this location. But the menu, with an emphasis on trendy ingredients, isn’t coming together. Read more



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Yume Sushi brought sushi back to State Street in December. It’s the latest addition to a group of family-run Japanese restaurants that includes Takara, Takara 88 and Ramen Station. Read more



Lili Pepper

After her breakout role starring in the Amazon series “Mozart in the Jungle,” Lola Kirke is embarking on a new path as a country singer-songwriter. The youngest of three famous sisters, she’s finding her own voice. Read more



Chiara Lanzieri

Did you forget to make plans for Valentine’s Day? There’s still hope. Check out our guide to last-minute date night ideas. Read more



Shaysa Sidebottom

Legal protections for transgender people is the next step in the fight for LGBTQ rights. Wisconsin’s antidiscrimination law still doesn’t cover gender identity. Advocates are optimistic about progress, but the Trump administration is an obstacle. Read more

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Dom Kegel

We’re leaving 2018 behind, but not without recognizing the excellent sophomore album from Madison-Milwaukee country-rock quintet Driveway Thriftdwellers. Read more



Chelsey Dequaine

Milwaukee folk duo Dead Horses debuts new song “Family Tapes,” the first in a series of self-produced tracks that depart from the band’s Americana roots. Read more


Five of Madison’s mayoral candidates met Wednesday night for a public forum on how the city can better support a vibrant arts scene. Read more




Experimental and intimate, Nook brings creative, chef-driven fine dining to Madison’s east side. Read more



Chris Lotten

Weaving together elements of doom, post-punk, glam and psych-rock, longtime Madison band Vanishing Kids continues to evolve and create after nearly 20 years. Their album, “Heavy Dreamer,” is their most ambitious — and most meaningful — project yet. Read more


Betsy Ezell conquered self-doubt, started writing music at age 35 and broke into the Madison jazz scene. Now vocalist and bandleader of the Betsy Ezell Quintet, she celebrates the release of her debut album Jan. 25 at North Street Cabaret. Read more


Launched in 2017 with the goal of supporting live music while raising money for charity, Music Makes A Difference has gone from small gigs to selling out the Majestic. Read more

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Scotify Studios

Hard-working and talented, Madison indie-rock darlings Disq are finally getting some love from record labels and national attention. And they’re learning the ups and downs of the music industry. Read more


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Hungry Badger Cafe

Archana and Deepak Shrestha are on a mission to provide healthy, affordable and home-cooked food for hungry UW-Madison students. Read more


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    Korean favorite bibimbap comes in a hot cast iron skillet; the seasoned egg is a delight.

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    Security guards closed the doors to the hearing room once committee members were inside.

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    Jacob DeHaven (left) and Tori Vancil, who will serve as cafe manager, are part of the team transforming the lodge.

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