Food News


Linda Falkenstein

Keeping track of Madison’s restaurant scene? Kingdom West African restaurant will open a second location in Northside Town Center, Marie’s Soul Food is headed to Monroe Street and The Chicken Run has closed. more


The Schenk’s Corners nanobrewery will open another location in Egg Harbor. It’s another sign of the burgeoning beer culture in Door County. more


Freaky’s Pizza and Wings is open behind the IHOP on University Avenue. Coming soon: More Korean food downtown and more barbecue on the north side. more



Laura Zastrow

The Madison East Shopping Center is adding a retail store selling products made at Christine’s Kitchen, a shared commercial kitchen used by nearly a dozen local food entrepreneurs. more

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Downtown, 309 N. Henry St. has yet another new restaurant tenant, The Globe. On the near west side, The Heights Kitchen has opened. On the north side, Bistro Honda has closed. more

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Robin Shepard

Beer has been having a national moment, but Madison is way ahead of the curve. Four more breweries are slated to open in our area. more

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Paul Sirianni

One of Madison’s oldest retail destinations, Hilldale Shopping Center has undergone a major facelift in the last few years. Now, new restaurants and coffee shops are flocking to the updated space. more


Foraging is not restricted to the wilderness. Wisconsin forager extraordinaire Sam Thayer will give three workshops, on fall seasonal, urban and rural foraging as part of the upcoming Fermentation Fest. more


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Sprouting Acres

A Cambridge CSA diversifies with cooking classes and a pizza oven. It’s a way of augmenting income when CSA share sales are sluggish. more



Rich Joseph

Rich Joseph of the Hop Garden makes his beer with hops he grows himself. But his fields were right in the line of the flooding Sugar River. more



Judith Davidoff

Monroe Street construction causes consternation but Brocach will be back, vows owner. Other restaurants have construction delays, and a special beer will benefit reconstruction in Sun Prairie. more

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Mint Mark

Q: What’s the most fun you can have on a Friday not at a fish fry? A: Try Mint Mark’s martini lunch. more



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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One of the most famous chefs in the world, Jacques Pépin wrote the book on French culinary technique — literally. In October, the culinary legend is visiting Madison for a series of meals and a walk around the Dane County Farmers’ Market. more

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Camille Manansala

Martha Davis Kipcak stopped making her pimento cheese, a small-batch spreadable cheese with roots in the South, in late 2017. But the recipe will live on. more


After a new online ordering platform quietly launched in Madison, some restaurateurs were surprised to get mysterious take-out orders that nobody ever showed up to claim. more


Wasabi looks for help to stay open. The Cat Cafe couldn’t survive Monroe Street construction. And Bierock is open on the north side. more

Food News

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


A vintage Volkswagen bus, lovingly restored? It’s almost too cute for words. Fill it with sweets and add a healthy dose of literacy outreach, and you’ve got the Bloom Bus. more