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Ruben Cantu

“We’ve never compromised on what we started out to do — source locally and demonstrate that you can eat locally year-round,” says Lori Stern, owner of Cow & Quince in New Glarus. The restaurant is for sale because Stern is ready for the next chapter Read more


Susan Kay finds a commercial space for Bayk Madison. The babka bakery is expanding, but not beyond babka. Read more

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

Baum Revision is requesting a new liquor license for Garver Feed Mill. Jonny Hunter is no longer the caterer for the space. Read more

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New owner at The Green Owl, Erick Fruehling, plans to keep the menu much the same, and vegetarian/vegan. But there will be a few new dishes to keep things lively. Read more

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Hook’s Cheese will release its second-ever 20-year aged cheddar in 2020. Sign up Jan. 1 for its Memorial Day weekend release. Read more



Michael Sullivan

The closing of Underground Butcher and Forequarter are just outward signs of deeper legal troubles surrounding Underground founder Jonny Hunter. Back taxes and several lawsuits are pending. Read more

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Conrad's Grill

Conrad’s Grill opens on State Street, Crandall’s has closed on State Street but will relocate. Read more


Food news in Madison: Icki Sticki’s second location in Verona is also expanding its menu from ice cream and Hawaiian shave ice. Cadre is open in the former Oliver’s with Evan Dannells’ French-influenced farm-to-table menu. Read more

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Ledger Coffee Roasters is slated to open in Garver Feed Mill by the end of September. Richard Wirsta spent four years immersing himself in growing, roasting, grinding and brewing coffee. Read more

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Madison Eats

Madison Eats Food Tours specializes in showing off our own culinary gems. But owner Otehlia Cassidy is now venturing further afield with a tour to Cuba. Read more



Carolyn Fath Ashby

Author Doug Hoverson delved into primary source material in writing "The Drink that Made Wisconsin Famous: Beer and Brewing in the Badger State." It’s an encyclopedia of the state’s brewing history. Read more



Audrey Kitchen + Bar

At the downtown Hilton, Audrey Kitchen has now launched in the former Olive Lounge, Marie’s Soul Food is open Thursday-Sunday on Monroe Street, and Tokyo Sushi is headed for the former Taqueria 3 Amigo spot on Willy Street. Read more

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Mixers so good they can be satisfying standalone beverages. That’s what Milwaukee’s Top Note Tonic is producing. Read more



Michelle Torkelson

Reconnecting with nature means having sensory experiences. How about cocktails made with ingredients from Olbrich Gardens? All the better. Read more

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Hedi Rudd

Do you like “really, really, really good food”? Then fasten your seat belts for Madison’s 4th annual Black Restaurant Week. Read more



Carolyn Fath Ashby

The Wollersheim winery of Prairie du Sac is constructing a casual bistro to open at the end of August. It’s also just introduced a canned wine. Read more



Jentri Colello

Chad Vogel and Sean Pharr are partnering again to open a new bar on Monona Drive. Shuffleboard anyone? Read more

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Ale Asylum is branching out into the emerging hard seltzer market as a spin-off company called Stray Forth Craft Seltzer. Read more

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Revised designs for the Madison Public Market are incorporating feedback from the public. It will be “green” — and presumably not orange. Read more

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Jeff Randall

In Spring Green, a prize of a pizza oven leads to a community gathering place...and an ad hoc Friday restaurant. Read more