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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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Linda Falkenstein

Yet another Hawaiian raw fish spot opens, this time near campus. Plus: The Tin Fox, Freiburg Gastropub and Wisconsin Brewing Tap Haus do-si-do. more

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Free cheese at the Madison Public Market preview event, sloppy Janes at the top of State Street and local chefs prepare a five-course for Slow Food UW, this week in events that bring belated awareness to vegan holidays. more

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Alissa Brooks

Alissa Brooks and Nancy Olsen became famous among friends and neighbors for making care packages with frozen meals for people going through tough times. The mother-daughter team turned the idea into a business. more

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ALEXANDER CRAMER

Madison chef Eric Rupert will soon open a confectionary on Atwood Avenue devoted to NutKrack, a sweet treat he perfected thanks to a happy accident. It’s the latest venture in Rupert’s long and winding culinary career. more

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Jane Burns

A French sheep’s milk cheese gets top honors at the World Championship Cheese Contest at Monona Terrace. But Wisconsin makes a strong showing. more

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