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    Sweet potato pancakes from Short Stack

    9 Favorite Brunch Spots in Madison WI

    Jan 11 2018

    Brunch is one of the best meals for any food lover out there! These 9 favorite brunch spots in Madison, WI are a must-try for any Madison visitor or Madison local alike! With the many quirky…

    9 Favorite Brunch Spots in Madison WI
    Group tailgating with table spread of food

    5 Easy Tailgate Menu Ideas Featuring Local Wisconsin Foods

    Oct 24 2017

    There’s nothing that says fall in Madison, Wisconsin like a stroll around the Dane County Farmers’ Market and a UW Badgers football game. In fact, a trip to the farmers’ market pre-game means loads of…

    5 Easy Tailgate Menu Ideas Featuring Local Wisconsin Foods
    Owner standing in front of Haynes Kitchen food cart

    Soul Food Culinary Tour – Big Bites and Small Steps Toward Change

    Aug 21 2017

    The inaugural Soul Food Culinary Tour, in collaboration with the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce and Black Restaurant Week, was a success. There were a few challenges; serving 20 guests can overwhelm the staff at…

    Soul Food Culinary Tour – Big Bites and Small Steps Toward Change
    Serving pouring rose wine at sunset for guests

    Rosé and Sunsets – The Power Couple

    Jun 22 2017

    It’s infinitely easier to see the world through rose colored glasses when you are handed multiple glasses of delicious rosé wine, noshing on delectable appetizers and looking out over the expanse of Lake Mendota as…

    Rosé and Sunsets – The Power Couple
    Front of brick building

    Ogden’s North Street Diner opens in Emerson East Neighborhood

    May 05 2017

    Our family has called the Emerson East neighborhood home for about 10 years now. For about 8 of those years we jokingly referred to it as an “up and coming” neighborhood. Union Corners stood empty,…

    Ogden’s North Street Diner opens in Emerson East Neighborhood
    Mussels dish

    Three Favorite Madison Dishes of 2016

    Feb 07 2017

    Selecting just a few favorite Madison dishes is like choosing a favorite child. It’s an impossible task. Though their redeeming qualities may differ greatly you love them all the same. My top dishes are the…

    Three Favorite Madison Dishes of 2016
    Rice dish

    Kombucha: It’s What’s for Dinner

    Jan 16 2017

    I love kombucha. The tang, the sweetness, the slight effervescence that awakens my tastebuds. Kombucha is tart and crisp and loaded with probiotics. My three (current) favorite ways to enjoy kombucha are detailed below: in a spritzer,…

    Kombucha: It’s What’s for Dinner
    Gifts for foodies

    Five Great Gifts for Foodies

    Dec 07 2016

    It’s not hard to find great gifts for the foodie on your list, especially when you turn to the plethora of locally made options. It’s almost impossible, in fact, to keep it to five! Here are my…

    Five Great Gifts for Foodies
    Buraka dish

    Restaurant Spotlight: Buraka

    Sep 08 2016

    “How did people learn about you when you first opened your food cart on library mall?” I ask Markos Regassa, owner of Buraka Restaurant. “It was the aroma,” he says. As I sat in his…

    Restaurant Spotlight: Buraka
    Minced meat dish

    Willy Street Tour features Ethnic and Artisan Eats

    Sep 02 2016

    We are very happy to have added Gib’s Bar to our Willy Street Ethnic Eats tour! In fact, perhaps we should retitle the tour Willy Street Ethnic and Artisan Food and Drink? Nah. Anyway, here’s…

    Willy Street Tour features Ethnic and Artisan Eats
    Vegetarian bowl

    Favorite Madison, WI Vegetarian Dishes to Eat Now

    Jul 11 2016

    In many parts of the world, plant proteins are dietary staples, as meat is prohibitively expensive. Tofu, tempeh, seitan and beans are common protein sources that are delicious enough to earn their own spotlight on…

    Favorite Madison, WI Vegetarian Dishes to Eat Now
    Vegetarian bowl

    Madison’s Summer Food Dos

    Jun 15 2016

    Madison has quickly become a top food destination. It’s no wonder. Lake views, parks, festivals, and of course the top-notch cuisine. And as we move into summer our opportunities to eat and drink just grow.…

    Madison’s Summer Food Dos
    Behind the bar at Le Tigre Lounge

    Madison Dive Bars

    Apr 04 2016

    There’s something about sipping a beer or an Old Fashioned at a dive bar that makes you really feel like a local. These are a few of my favorite recent dive bar discoveries. There are still…

    Madison Dive Bars
    Pita platter at Noosh

    NOOSH Serves up Sephardic Jewish food in Madison, WI

    Nov 12 2015

    Laila Borokhim of Layla’s Persian Food says she’s not a chef, she’s a cook. “Food should be accessible and meaningful, not fancy. I just cook what I like. I cook what I learned to make…

    NOOSH Serves up Sephardic Jewish food in Madison, WI
    Otehlia Cassidy stands in front of the WI State Capitol.

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