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Sausage is the star at Isthmus Wurst Oktoberfest 2014

Madison's dating pool notwithstanding, this town will never be more of a sausage fest than on Friday, September 12 when the inaugural Isthmus Wurst Oktoberfest takes over the new Central Park. This locavore take on a German culinary tradition will feature live music, beer, and, best of all, an incredible array of Wisconsin sausage products -- plus creative takes on sauerkraut, cheeses, and well-suited desserts to round out the meal. >More
 Tory Miller opens Sujeo with a menu of farm-to-table Asian street fare

"I have a theory that when people here in Madison go out to get Asian food, whether it's Thai or Lao or Viet or Chinese, everybody has their one thing that they always get," says Chef Tory Miller, on the eve of the grand opening of his new restaurant, Sujeo. "I wanted to take all of those things for me -- my favorites -- and make them with really good ingredients." >More
 New SEED grant program brings farmers' market produce to Madison public health clinic clients

On Wednesdays, Juan Gonzalez sets up a lone farm stand in front of the public health clinic on Park Street and passes out subsidized vegetables to women and their young children. His produce fuels a grant-supported collaboration between the Spring Rose Growers Cooperative, where he's a founding member, and Public Health Madison and Dane County. >More
 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
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