Linda Falkenstein

Direct primary care is a new model for health care. Patients pay a monthly fee for unlimited doctor visits. So go ahead and get sick! Read more

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Linda Falkenstein

Little Tibet has big aspirations. Despite its name, it’s not solely a Tibetan restaurant; it pulls dishes from Himalyan, Tibetan, Nepali and Bhutanese cuisines. Read more

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Imperfect Produce

Unlovely fruits and veggies are going to waste. A subscription box service launched in Madison this week that aims to keep this produce out of the landfill. Read more


Madison’s hottest new cart is...Hawaiian. These places have everything: loco moco, huli huli and rice ‘n mac salad. But you won’t see them on the Mall-Concourse. Read more



Carolyn Fath Ashby

The Madison Hilton is reconfiguring its restaurant space, Field Table is becoming Merci, and Urban Land Interests is making progress with 25 W. Main. Read more

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Christopher Taylor

Yeah, there’s bingo and sheepshead and trivia night. There are also yoga classes, tech talks, spin classes and meat pop-ups bringing people together at today’s craft breweries. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories


Linda Falkenstein

A new American restaurant will replace Freiburg Taphaus. Sequoia Ramen & Sushi is heading for Monroe Street. But this spring has seen a string of closings for Madison restaurants. Read more

Food News


Linda Falkenstein

The trip up to the second floor to visit Hungry Badger Cafe is worth it, if you can climb stairs. Small plates of Nepalese appetizers are the stars. Read more


Forget your troubles by laughing at ridiculous corporate musicals in “Bathtubs Over Broadway” or get some perspective by viewing the majestic creatures in “Elephant Path.” Here’s our first round of reviews for this year's Wisconsin Film Festival. Read more

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Chiara Lanzieri

Feel the need for a getaway but you lack the time — and the money? Put your imagination to work and Madison’s restaurants can take you just about anywhere. Read more

Isthmus Dining


Laura Zastrow

Where Isthmus reviewers — and Madison — have been eating and drinking since the last “Dining” special section. Here’s our summary of the scene. Read more

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Emily Day

Willy Street Co-op’s Retail Ready Lab helps local food entrepreneurs refine their production and marketing and make it to market. It’s unique to Willy Street, says program director Megan Minnick. Read more

Food News

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Ryan Wisniewski

Texas-style barbecue is the heart of Beef Butter BBQ. Back ribs and brisket are stars. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Soga Shabu Shabu is now Taste of Sichuan, Giant Jones Brewing Company is certified organic and Union Corners Brewery will likely open before March goes out like a lamb. Read more



courtesy of Madame Chu

Longtime vendors like Spice Yatra and new vendors like Madame Chu love introducing Madisonians to their culture’s cuisines at International Fest. They start dishing it up on Saturday, Feb. 23. Read more




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



Linda Falkenstein

The Globe is a sweet fusion diner on Henry Street with great soups and Nepalese appetizers. By focusing on its strengths, it could become a hidden hit. Read more


Two Wisconsin poets, Marilyn Annucci and DeWitt Clinton, release powerful new collections of poetry. They both read at A Room of One’s Own on Feb. 1. 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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    Momos are seasoned with fresh ginger, garlic, cilantro, turmeric and cumin.

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    Indian Tic Tac curry is a specialty of The Globe.

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    Linda Falkenstein

    Natural fiber yarns join a dedicated area for group knitting and classes in Firefly’s new expanded space.

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    Linda Falkenstein

    Chen’s Dumpling House was a return to the kind of small, locally owned restaurant featuring global cuisine that was once the lifeblood of State Street.

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