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Macha Tea Company

Whether it’s a new chef, a new dish or an unexpected location, there’s just something fun about a pop-up dinner. Madison’s scene has been hot for years, and it shows no sign of slowing down. more

FOOD & DRINK

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Paige Green

A new restaurant by a former chef at The French Laundry is headed for the depot. New chain spots are headed to State Street and Hilldale. more

Food News

Juneteenth soul food brunch at the Goodman Center, The Flavor of Wisconsin happy hour event at the Wisconsin State Historical Museum and a lesson on maple syrup tapping at the Waunakee Public Library, this week in events that aren’t punny. more

FOOD & DRINK

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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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Columbia County celebrates June Dairy month with a Moo-Day brunch, Ale Asylum is looking for the best Bloody Mary in town and BarleyPop hosts a free cider social, this week in events that always look on the bright cider of life. more

FOOD & DRINK

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Chris Lay

Chicago’s Global Menu McDonald’s starts too tame. Is it worth dropping in while near the West Loop? Sure thing. more

FOOD & DRINK

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Dan de los Monteros

Authentic broths and education are the order of the day at Strings Ramen. The Chicago boutique chain has opened its first satellite branch in Madison. more

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Margarita and taco lovers of Madison rejoice! Isthmus and Pasqual's Cantina are bringing back Margarita and Taco Fest, an outdoor festival that allows you to sample the best margaritas and tacos Madison has to offer. more

Isthmus Events

Casetta Kitchen starts a monthly Friday night dinner series, Karben4 gets America AF, and Vom Fass has a dessert class for teens — this week in events in the land of the free and the home of the brave. more

FOOD & DRINK

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AMY STOCKLEIN

Meat gets all the glory, but the bun can make or break a burger. From brioche to pretzel to ciabatta, there are plenty of ways to wrap your patty. more

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Carolyn Fath

Last month, Madison’s first Total Wine & More store opened in West Towne Mall. The chain boasts crazy-low prices on more than 8,000 wines, 3,000 spirits and 2,500 beers. Can local wine and neighborhood liquor stores compete? more

FOOD & DRINK

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AMY STOCKLEIN

It’s not the best restaurant in town, but it’s also not the worst! Bistro Honda offers budget-friendly Japanese fare — and a few surprises — on Madison’s north side. more

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Food goings on include Alimentari, a new deli market from the owners of A Pig in a Fur Coat; Nook, a tasting-menu spot on Atwood; Flannery’s, a queer-forward bar at old Si Cafe spot; and Capital Takeout, a new name for the same lunch deli at the Tenn more

FOOD & DRINK

REAP’s annual Burgers & Brew fundraiser, Yahara Bay releases a bourbon barrel maple syrup and the Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin hosts a lecture on the original gluten-free diet, this week in events with grills, griddles and grains. more

FOOD & DRINK

Mint Mark celebrates National Escargot Day, Blue Velvet Lounge throws a Zima ’90s par-tay, and the East Side Club’s Tiki Bar is back for the season, this week in events where you can come snail away with me. more

FOOD & DRINK

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AMY STOCKLEIN

The latest Hawaiian bowl spot in the Gateway Mall offers bold flavors. The kitchen frequently leans into Japanese cuisine’s influence on the Hawaiian dish. more

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After a few years of hosting pop-up dinners and residencies, 11 N. Allen St. will become The Heights Kitchen, a new restaurant set to open later this summer. more

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Linda Falkenstein

New cuisines and dishes are few and far between this year. And there is no Mexican food on Library Mall. more

Reviews

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Robin Shepard

There’s a new brewpub northeast of Madison. Cercis Brewing Company should open in Columbus before Memorial Day. more

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