Linda Falkenstein


Todd Hubler

Braisin’ Hussies comes out on top in city food cart review. But the overall number of competing carts is down. Read more


Don’t let a glimpse through the glass windows be your only experience of this year’s MMoCA Triennial. Read more

Visual Arts


Tim Samuelson

The architect Frank Lloyd Wright lived an unconventional life. And Paul Hendrickson’s new biography, “Plagued by Fire,” takes an unconventional approach, reading like a thriller. Read more


Our favorite appetizers from 10 local beer bars and taphouses have mostly been on the menus for a while. But they continue to stand out from the crowd. Read more

Isthmus Drinks


Laura Zastrow

Lunch at Taste of Sichuan is a spicy treat. The bento box lunch includes dumplings, a choice of soup, one of 22 entrees and a trip to the dessert bar. Read more



John Eich

It’s a whole new world for The Bodgery at OM Station. And the makers want everyone to help them celebrate. Read more



Carolyn Fath Ashby

Natives know all the best places. From parks to restaurants, libraries to makerspaces, Isthmus staff share their favorites. Read more

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

Author Doug Hoverson delved into primary source material in writing "The Drink that Made Wisconsin Famous: Beer and Brewing in the Badger State." It’s an encyclopedia of the state’s brewing history. Read more



Linda Falkenstein

Right Bauer goes with a small menu of smoked barbecue sandwiches and appetizers in an increasingly crowded Sun Prairie market. Read more



Hedi Rudd

Do you like “really, really, really good food”? Then fasten your seat belts for Madison’s 4th annual Black Restaurant Week. Read more



Jentri Colello

Chad Vogel and Sean Pharr are partnering again to open a new bar on Monona Drive. Shuffleboard anyone? Read more

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Chris Hynes

Bar Corallini, the new Italian restaurant in the old Schenk-Huegel building in Schenk’s Corners, looks the part of a modish Italian bistro to a T. But the food falls just short. Read more

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Linda Falkenstein

In life drawing, it is folly to try to make your sketches “too human, too soon.” This and other artistic advice is available free at the Chazen Museum of Art. Read more

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

Looking to grab a glass of wine before a show at the Overture Center or Concerts on the Square? Try the new sidewalk cafe at Vom Fass. Read more



The Book Deal

The Book Deal is a used bookstore with heart. With a mission of fostering literacy, it gives away books to schools and other organizations, as well as maintains a brick-and-mortar store off the Beltline. Read more

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Linda Falkenstein

Jacob Guyette is an alum of the Tory Miller empire. But now he rules — the menu at the food truck at Octopi Brewing in Waunakee. Read more



Linda Falkenstein

The city of Madison is searching for an artist who wants to spend a significant amount of time in a renovated Trachte building in Thurber Park. The search is on for an artist-in-residence. Read more

Visual Arts


Carolyn Fath Ashby

A cheese shop is coming to State Street. Nomad World Pub wants to relocate. And it will soon be possible to play 88 PGA golf courses without leaving State Street. Read more



Linda Falkenstein

The parking lot at The Malt House needs repaving. But owner Bill Rogers doesn’t have enough money to cover the bill. Read more



Grace Coffee Co. photos

An old house on State Street provides a quirky coffeehouse space for Grace Coffee Co.. True Coffee Roasters, lately of Nesbitt Road, has found a new home in Monona. Read more


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    Linda Falkenstein

    Sweet cornbread, crisp beer-battered fries, lean ribs and a farmhouse ale make a great Thursday special. The pulled pork sandwich is available Tuesday through Sunday.

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    Linda Falkenstein

    Life drawing sessions — drawing a living, breathing human being who is right in front of you — are free this summer at the Chazen.

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    Linda Falkenstein

    A perfect perch fish fry paired with Untitled Art’s double apricot double milkshake IPA.

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    Linda Falkenstein

    The artist-in-residence will be responsible for creating monthly events for the community.