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Candice Wagener

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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

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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Fourthworld Photography

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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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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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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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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Carolyn Fath

BoxLunch serves every pop culture need. The California-based, pop culture retailer BoxLunch has opened at West Towne just in time for the holidays. Read more

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Candice Wagener

It’s winter’s favorite, rib-stickingest “soup.” Where to get a good bowl of red… or green… or vegan. Read more

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Madison Children’s Museum archives

It’s the 2018 Isthmus gift guide. Try giving not to one person, but the whole gang. Presents meant for the whole family are more than the sum of their parts. Read more

Isthmus Giving

Capital Brewery pitches in to aid flooded Pheasant Branch Conservancy, an important resource for the community and brewery patrons. Read more

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Carolyn Fath

Find delicious food and uncommon treats at El Panzon Loncheria y Panaderia. Read more

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Need a haircut? A really good-fitting men’s dress shirt? Want to play Nintendo at the same time? R. Westbrook Mercantile in Middleton has your number. Read more

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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.

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    Candice Wagener

    The local inspirational line Girl Wonderful is available at the store. Homey touches abound, as with these small succulents.

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    Candice Wagener

    A Greek salad gains heft with an optional falafel add-on.