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Amy Stocklein

Royal Indian takes care with all the dishes on its huge menu. And check out its large selection of the stuffed flatbread naan. Read more

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Amy Stocklein

A good sandwich starts with great bread. Check. Alimentari also knows how to fill them with Italian beef, Italian cured pork sausages and more. Read more

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Amy Stocklein

You might want to spend your Monday night on Monroe Street. The Tin Fox transforms into “The Angry Rooster” and becomes a southern-style fried chicken joint. Read more

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These food-gift suggestions are popular for really good reasons. These artisanal food producers really know how to please a range of finicky palates. Read more

Isthmus Giving

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Amy Stocklein

Ham, fried chicken, baked chicken, and ribs are joined by five sides. The small menu gives Marie’s the opportunity to shine and perfect its dishes. Read more

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Candice Wagener

Helbachs is an asset to Middleton’s developing downtown. It offers breakfast, lunch, brunch — and house-roasted coffee drinks are also bringing in a steady stream of customers. Read more

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Candice Wagener

Locally owned Boulder Brewpub has a menu typical of brewpubs nationally. It doesn’t pick up on the Colorado theme. Read more

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The Cider Farm opened its doors in March on Madison’s west side. Hand-crafted hard ciders from Mineral Point are paired with small bites and a few larger plates. Read more

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Laura Zastrow

Palette, the restaurant at the new Hotel Indigo, is a fun, hip steakhouse at heart. And it could well become a date night hot spot. Read more

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Sunny Frantz

How to grow a restaurant: Start with a meal kit, then add eat-in breakfasts, lunches and dinner specials. Pasture and Plenty shows how it’s done. Read more

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Sarah Monson

Indian dance does double duty in this Middleton program. Rising senior Shruti Parthasarathy is the driving force behind it. Read more

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Forage Kitchen

Enjoy food that is locally sourced and thoughtfully produced. Read more

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Laura Zastrow

Up north here, we occasionally don’t mind eating a Chicago dog instead of a brat. And Portillo’s, straight from the City of the Big Shoulders, is the place to do it. Read more

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Laura Zastrow

Simple, no-frills comfort foods populate the menu at Joon. Laila Borokhim cooks the kind of fare a Persian grandma might make for weekday dinners. Read more

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Kessenich’s is a name synonymous with commercial kitchens and restaurant supplies. But its new headquarters on Progress Road caters to home cooks, too. Read more

FOOD & DRINK

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Amy Stocklein

Farm-to-table is more than just a concept in Madison. Multiple restaurants practice what they preach. A survey of our many eateries who showcase local farmers and their most special local dish. Read more

Isthmus Dining

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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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Caitlin PenzeyMoog has penned a sometimes irreverent but helpful inside look at the unsung hero of cooking: spices. It also happens to be the family business. Read more

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Carolyn Fath

Point Burger Bar offers oodles of customizable add-ons for your patty. The atmosphere of games and television, though, will prove a draw to some and a distraction to others. Read more

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Epicurean Chronicles

The Heights Kitchen does what it does beautifully. The latest eatery from the Underground Food Collective is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and does it all up right. Read more

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Candice Wagener

Owner Jerina Julius likes being able to sell local crafts locally. There are around 80 vendors tucked into JnJ Craftworks, her consignment shop in Verona. Read more

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    Candice Wagener

    Pretty, healthy and delicious: Land of Fruit and Nuts checks off all the boxes.

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    Candice Wagener

    Loaded tots with spicy queso are a hit.

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    Candice Wagener

    Classic toppings finish a bowl of red from Mid Town Pub.

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    Candice Wagener

    Dotty’s chili is almost as legendary as its burgers.

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    Candice Wagener

    A colorful combo of baby octopus, spicy tuna, salmon, edamame, sunflower seeds, pickled ginger, purple cabbage, imitation crab salad, sesame seeds and spicy mayo.

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    Candice Wagener

    These hand-crafted dolls are like the original versions of Little People.