Linda Falkenstein


Katy Plantenberg

Education expands at Olbrich Gardens with a new addition. Right now, school groups and citizens can still take advantage of a wide range of opportunities. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


Linda Falkenstein

Build yourself a small plate feast from BelAir Cantina’s mix-and-match menu. The food and drink specials are perfect for happy hour. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews


David Michael Miller

The first ever Madison Area Yarn Hop celebrates yarn, sheep, and fiber arts. Ten south central yarn shops, woolen mills and farms are participating. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

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Ryan Wisniewski

Tired of price inflation in the cheap eats genre? We unearth rock-bottom bargains downtown and on campus. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews 3 Comments


Benjamin Zastrow

The Alternate Parade of Homes highlights a 1940s-era laborer’s neighborhood. The homes in Eken Park went up fast, but they’ve endured through the years. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis 1 Comments

Mary Dougherty sings the praises of Lake Superior cuisine. From the expected (whitefish) to the unexpected (pho), the recipes and photos are inspirational. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM Books


Jeff Kennel

Wisconsin’s Trek bikes is going electric. E-bikes may be perfect for everyone from harried commuters to adventure travelers. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


David Michael Miller

Isthmus’ Oktobeerfest welcomes wine, special beers — and of course the classic Oktoberfest lagers. Over 40 craft breweries and cideries and 11 wineries are on tap. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Tommy Washbush

Is it all about the beer? The brats? Or the UW Marching Band? Here’s a guide to the Regent Street tailgate roster. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews


Richard Hartley

We’re number one, number six, among a top 13 and doing a lot of other winning. So much winning! more

Aug 27, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Annual Manual

The Heritage Tavern takes top honors in first-ever Burger Week. Stella Blu Cafe opens. And sadly, 5th Element has shut its doors. more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Linda Falkenstein

If “Mo” equals Monona, you’ll definitely be eating well. A roundup of where and what to eat in Madison’s neighbor to the east. more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Craig Winzer

From the meat to the bun, a great hamburger requires just a few simple tricks. First: start with the meat. more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM , , FOOD & DRINK


Todd Hubler

Since the food cart season opened in April, carts have been migrating. And when construction on Main Street ends in two weeks, sites will change again. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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Linda Falkenstein

Bear & Bottle has given Madison a reason to head to the north side. The latest venture from publicans Tim Thompson and Stephani Dalbesio brings a California tap list and contempo space to the under-served area. more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews 1 Comments


Linda Falkenstein

Capitol maintenance workers cope with the unexpected. A tour of doors and more with mechanic Jim Werlein. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories


William Hereford

Give a Girl a Knife is more than just a New York kitchen tell-all. Minnesotan Amy Thielen synthesizes big city fine dining and Midwestern cuisine in her new memoir. more

Jun 7, 2017 12:43 PM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments

A design called a Moroccan trellis is suddenly everywhere. What’s the deal? more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis 1 Comments

UW-Madison prof and poet Timothy Yu uses poetry and parody to counter stereotypes and Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments


Linda Falkenstein

Zoup! offers a dozen varieties a day, but choose carefully more

Apr 27, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews