Food News



Now open at Hilldale: bartaco. Soon to open at East Towne: Portillo’s. And now partnering with Hy-Vee: Flashfood. Read more

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Little Tibet

A restaurant for the depot is still in the works. Food cart Little Tibet is heading to the old Mildred’s Sandwich Shop Space. And yes, we have no bone broth, reports MMoCA. Read more


Chef Dave Heide works on a new concept in sustainable dining. His Little John’s will address food access, food waste and job training. Read more

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More development on East Wash means more places to eat and drink. Tangent, the new brewpub from the Vintage folks, is set to open Jan. 23. But wait, there’s more. Read more



The Cider Farm

Madison’s first dedicated cidery taphouse is on the verge of opening. Co-owner John Biondi wants to bring high-quality, orchard-based cider to town. Read more



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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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