Food News

Laila Borokhim takes over the Labor Temple Bar. A different menu is in store, but in the meantime, Borokhim is having fun using the fryer. more

Feb 16, 2018 3:41 PM Food News

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Sean Kennedy

Fresh from his win against Iron Chef Bobby Flay on Food Network’s Iron Chef Showdown, Tory Miller talks about the future of the Madison food scene — and an amusing beef with his TV opponent. more

Jan 24, 2018 4:00 PM Food News

The northside is getting bierocks and beer, while the east side reaps a bounty of fish. Here’s the latest from Bierock, Lake Edge Seafood Co., and the East Side Club. more

Jan 18, 2018 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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Kyle Nabilcy

Madison’s highest-profile chef bests Bobby Flay on Iron Chef Showdown. Tory Miller brought his best tweaked southeast Asian favorites for the win. more

Jan 11, 2018 10:42 AM Food News

537 Co. turns to a hot sauce subscription service. One hundred subscribers will pay $100 year for a dozen fermented specialty sauces, a deal from off-the-shelf prices. more

Jan 4, 2018 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

For Cher Mandel Diamond, running a fine chocolate shop married her interest in science and art. But after 25 years, she is ready to close the beloved Monroe Street store. more

Dec 21, 2017 5:00 AM Food News


Michael Sullivan

The equipment auction at Oscar Mayer last week was the place to be. Isthmus tags along with Underground Meats’ Jonny Hunter. more

Dec 14, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Kelly Phelps

Created to fill a need in the local food ecosystem, Four Lakes Processing Collective creates value-added products for local food producers while providing employment opportunities for vulnerable populations. more

Nov 30, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Jane Burns

Cheese Underground founder Jeanne Carpenter and her husband are taking over Oregon’s Firefly Coffeehouse. Guess what they’re adding to the menu? more

Nov 27, 2017 3:23 PM Food News 1 Comments


Linda Falkenstein

Results are in for the city’s annual review of 63 would-be Mall/Concourse food carts. The changes in the evaluation process have made a visible difference. more

Nov 16, 2017 4:31 PM Food News

Square Wine Co. and Table Wine joining forces and raising funds to help California’s wine country recover after last week’s deadly wildfires. more

Oct 18, 2017 11:53 AM Food News

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Judith Davidoff

The cheesemaker will sell its small-batch specialty cheeses, and build cheese caves to age their creations. They also plan to offer breakfast service, grilled cheese sandwiches and bakery items. more

Oct 9, 2017 2:00 PM Food News 1 Comments

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Linda Falkenstein

Thieves are apparently targeting food cart operations. The losses can be crippling to the small businesses, whose owners operate on some of the thinnest profit margins. more

Sep 19, 2017 4:17 PM News 1 Comments


Cameron Bren

Longtable Beer Cafe is all about beer and conviviality. The new Middleton eatery and tap comes from the owners of Brasserie V. more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Steven Potter

When Joyce Cullen and Jo Um moved to Madison, there was one thing the friends craved but couldn’t find: their favorite juice. So they opened their own shop. more

Sep 6, 2017 10:12 AM FOOD & DRINK

A pho-rrito from Sujeo and biscuits and berries from Bloom Bake Shop.

Kyle Nabilcy

Dispatches from Yum Yum Fest 2017. Changes in venue were positive and the food did not disappoint. more

Aug 7, 2017 1:53 PM FOOD & DRINK

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Dylan Brogan

New east side restaurant Faded Kitchen will cater to women. It’s set to open this fall on Fordem Avenue. more

Jun 8, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 2 Comments

The best of Wisconsin, themed, curated and shipped. A new Mount Horeb business, WiscoBoxes, is keeping a keen eye out for the best products. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

State Street mainstay Soap Opera hopes to offer wine at custom scenting parties. The store is scheduled for an ALRC hearing in June. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Ella’s Deli is for sale. Longtime owners Ken and Judy Balkin want to retire. more

May 17, 2017 10:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 2 Comments

Those who dine on the isthmus and in parts adjacent have become aware of certain trends at neighborhood restaurants. Some might notice an upgrade in beer offerings. Others might recognize a more sophisticated -- but not pretentious -- feel to the men more

Jul 18, 2008 2:00 PM , FOOD & DRINK