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FOOD NEWS

Mexican ice cream shop La Michoacana to open east-side location

La Michoacana, the Mexican ice cream treat shop at 6712 Odana Rd. that opened early this year, is looking to expand with a second location on the east side. Armida Ramos and her sister Liliana are finalizing a lease to open at 4512 E. Washington Ave., in the same strip mall with the La Hispana grocery not far from East Towne. >More
 Madison food carts undergo a summer of switch ups

This summer has been a "three-dimensional game of tic-tac-toe," says street vending coordinator Warren Hansen, who since May has been trying to find adequate and lucrative places for Madison's food carts to vend in the face of ongoing construction. >More
 El Poblano to celebrate second anniversary, new sense of identity

A few words about El Poblano Restaurant, 3737 Milwaukee St., in the parking lot of Woodman's East. Located along with Pan and Pan Bakery in the former Popeye's, El Poblano is not new; the Mexican restaurant is actually about to celebrate its second anniversary on Aug. 23 with "Luchafest 2014," featuring beer, appetizers, celebrity imitators and more. >More
 Brittingham Boats Cafe offers outdoor fare on Monona Bay

Eating on Monona Bay, minutes from downtown, with outdoor seating options including cafe tables, chaise lounges, hammocks, and even vintage metal chairs right on the dock... no, you're not dreaming. >More
 L'Etoile to move to all-tasting menu

Beginning June 30, L'Etoile will be switching its menu to an all-tasting menu format. Diners will first have a major choice from between two main options: a seven-course prix fixe meal or a three-course prix fixe meal. >More
 Just Coffee's Ugandan Pride supports effort for LGBTI rights with coffee, donations

Just Coffee Cooperative of Madison had to do something when it heard from a customer who was upset about its selling of coffee from Uganda. >More
 Pairdd offers gluten-free meals by mail

Gluten-free diet. Want to do more cooking at home. No time to shop. These three elements can collide to create a complex daily eating situation. Enter Pairdd, a Milwaukee-based gluten-free meal-delivery service that started last October. It's recently expanded its delivery to all of Wisconsin, including Madison. >More
 Pots-n-Tots food cart brings tater tots to Madison's streets

The tot is hot these days, my friends. The classic fried shredded potato cylinder, born in the frozen-food 1950s, has been dusted with flavors and spices. Madison's new tater-tot-centric cart is called Pots-n-Tots, serving eight different flavors of perfectly crisp tater tots and sandwiches made with slow-cooked meats. >More
 ALRC to discuss sidewalk cafes and licenses for Oliver's, Cambridge Winery

The Madison Alcohol License and Review Committee will meet Wednesday, May 21, at 5:30 p.m. As detailed in its agenda, here are some of the new establishments seeking licenses and other key orders of business. >More
 Jeff Ford of Cress Spring Bakery to launch pizza on the farm

Jeff Ford of Cress Spring Bakery is launching a pizza farm. Ford, who sells his nationally recognized brick oven-fired bread at the Saturday Dane County Farmers' Market as well as at the Hilldale market, plans to offer from-scratch pizzas at his facility near Blue Mounds every Wednesday evening starting mid-July. >More
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