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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. 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. 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. more

Isthmus Giving

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

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Carolyn Fath

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

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Move over, darts. Now axes can be flung at bullseyes for fun. We visit Happy Axe, a new venue on Madison’s west side, and fling a few. more

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Amy Stocklein

From steaks to fish fry, the Hilltop supper club in Cross Plains does it up right. more

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Even the president has dissed African countries. A new global goods shop on the west side aims to prove that Africa produces arts and goods of value. more

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Carolyn Fath

Madison is a bit of a soul food desert. Anointed One solves that problem, with excellent classic main dishes, sides and desserts. more

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Sunny Frantz

Deli and meal-kit service Pasture & Plenty has expanded its offerings, dining area and scope. Its expansion into the space next door includes historic details from the building’s original Rennebohm pharmacy. more

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Carolyn Fath

Both finders and sellers of comic and pop culture collectibles find a home at A New Hope. The former Gilman Street store has new digs on State Street. more

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Candice Wagener

There are not one but two new poke places on the east end of campus. Opened in April, Poke Plus & Teriyaki allows for a fast, fresh meal in an area where the customers are increasingly demanding that be the case. more

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Nadja Larini

Mazomanie’s Base Camp is a great diner at which to start your day. But also look for special theme dinners. more

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Mosquito Joe offers a targeted approach to backyard skeeter control. The company is new to Wisconsin, with franchises in Madison and Waukesha. more

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Krista Kozlik’s local wood lamps shed a divine light. The Madison designer plans on expanding her line. more

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Candice Wagener

Middleton comes out to support Common Ground, a new cafe/community space. The large former Branch Street Retreat is seeing new life at last. more

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Candice Wagener

Residents of Oakwood Village have teamed up with the Little Dresses for Africa program, helping to sew clothing for those in need in more than 80 countries. more

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Seven of Madison’s women chefs talk about the dishes and ingredients they love. Generally, they’ve found Madison to provide a supportive environment. more

Isthmus Dining

Dumplings, hot pot, beef roll, noodles and more. A tour of Madison’s Chinese restaurants shows a new variety of dishes and regional cuisines. more

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Lara Kastner

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