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Linda Falkenstein

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. more

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Linda Falkenstein

If you still yearn for fufu since the departure of Africana Restaurant, yearn no longer. West African dishes, including yassa, fufu and domada — are back. 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. more

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How do you tag a butterfly without killing it? “They are tougher than you think,” says Mark Martin, a volunteer with the Madison Audubon Society. more

Snapshot

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Linda Falkenstein

No joke, poke is here, and Poke it Up is a good place to learn to love it. But sooner or later, Madison’s poke spots will need to introduce more novel options. more

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Union Wine Company

Wine in cans is portable, single-sized, not tinny….and it comes in varieties from rose to pinot noir. more

Isthmus Drinks

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Linda Falkenstein

Madison’s groundwater bests Neenah’s surface water in a close race at the Wisconsin Water Association’s 33rd Best-Tasting Water in Wisconsin contest. Drink up, folks. more

FOOD & DRINK

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Linda Falkenstein

The best sandwiches in town are at Casetta Kitchen and Counter. The sandwich creators may use some trendy ingredients, but always with good reason, and with great results. more

Reviews

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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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Linda Falkenstein

These steel-paneled, barrel-roofed sheds and work buildings have been a big part of defining Madison’s look, particularly on the near east side, for more than a century. more

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Don’t even try to stick with a salad. Go big with mushroom gravy, spaetzle and meatballs at Freiburg Tap Haus. 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

Food News

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Linda Falkenstein

Chicago street food classics and Wisconsin tavern fare meet at Sweet Home Wisconsin. But the prices come from south of the Wisconsin border, and could threaten it on Regent Street. more

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Paige Green

A new restaurant by a former chef at The French Laundry is headed for the depot. New chain spots are headed to State Street and Hilldale. more

Food News

Food goings on include Alimentari, a new deli market from the owners of A Pig in a Fur Coat; Nook, a tasting-menu spot on Atwood; Flannery’s, a queer-forward bar at old Si Cafe spot; and Capital Takeout, a new name for the same lunch deli at the Tenn more

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Carolyn Fath

From beaches to boats, this historically industrial Lake Michigan town is finding a new direction. It could be the surprise beachy boaty destination for summer 2018. more

Isthmus Summertimes

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Linda Falkenstein

New cuisines and dishes are few and far between this year. And there is no Mexican food on Library Mall. more

Reviews

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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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Uncorked will showcase Wisconsin’s wines. New cold-hardy grape varieties make growing grapes in the state more practical. more

FOOD & DRINK

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    Linda Falkenstein

    Try adding some ahi tuna to the Hawaii Green bowl, a combo of brown rice, salmon, edamame and seaweed.

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    Linda Falkenstein

    It’s hard to go wrong with the housemade roast beef and pickles, even when you go rogue and create your own sandwich.

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    Linda Falkenstein

    A utility building near Picnic Point on University Bay Drive.

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    Linda Falkenstein

    Under construction, The Galaxie high rise looms over a combination of shiny Trachte warehouses at 828 E. Main St.

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    Linda Falkenstein

    (from left) Recently razed, off Milwaukee Street. One sure identifying marker: an original name plate. Resale Records, now closed, at 2401 Commercial Ave.