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New eateries flock to the Square

A slew of new restaurants is headed to the Square and just off it. This is on the heels of last year's openings of Rare, a spacious steakhouse at 14 W. Mifflin St., and Cento, an Italian restaurant one block off the Square at 122 W. Mifflin. The only half-block of the Square that will remain restaurant-free is East Mifflin between Wisconsin Avenue and Hamilton Street. >More
 New cafe to open in King Street's Atrium space in downtown Madison

The Atrium is a unique space in Madison and almost no one knows that better than Benjamin Altschul. Altschul grew up at the site, at 111 King St., between where the Kitchen Gallery and Context Clothing are now located. Kitchen Gallery was once home to Botticelli's, the restaurant owned by his parents, Jane Capito and Dan Altschul. "My first memories are from there," says Altschul, who is now co-owner and operator of the Tip Top Tavern, a venerable Eken Park-neighborhood tap that he revitalized in 2013. >More
 FEED Kitchens is attracting users, but has plenty of room for more

Tammy Markee-Mayas knew she could make a better veggie burger -- one packed with organic sweet potatoes, raw walnuts, fresh chickpeas and jalapeño and savory spices. She would market them under the name IGo VeGo Hand-Crafted Vegan Burgers and sell them in a food cart during the summer. All Markee-Mayas needed was someplace to make and package her burgers. >More
 Gooseberry on the Square to open on ground floor of U.S. Bank building

The vacant restaurant space on the ground floor of the U.S. Bank building on Capitol Square, formerly occupied by the Sunprint Cafe, has a new tenant working toward a spring 2015 opening. >More
 Madison Area Chefs Network to host week of culinary events in March 2015

The Madison Area Chefs Network is gearing up for its next big event: a week of chef-centered events at participating restaurants slated for March 9-15, 2015. >More
 Campus Kitchens chapter forms at UW-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has to feed lots of people. On average, some 14,500 meals are served in the dormitory dining halls alone, every day. Despite best efforts, some food necessarily goes to waste. >More
 A guide to Thanksgiving 2014 at Madison restaurants

While some have the luxury of a picture-postcard, Saveur-inspired, farm-to-table extravaganza of culinary Americana laid out on their tables come Thanksgiving, there are others who lack that -- for many reasons, from being down on their luck, to having relatives who are more interested in football than in feasting. Whatever your motivations -- no judgement! >More
 A new Willy Street Co-op loan fund supports expansion plans for local food producers

When someone discovers a loophole in investment finance rules, it's usually bad news for the little guy. But the Willy Street Co-op and some progressive investors think they've found an opening that will help small family farms and give average citizens a way to invest in businesses they believe in. >More
 Good Food is now on top in revised 2014 Madison food cart rankings

The city of Madison's annual food cart review rankings, which were released two weeks ago, have been revised, resulting in a new top cart, although other changes overall are minor. >More
 A spate of closings for small eateries around Madison

It appears that novel spaces do not always work out so well for Madison micro-restaurants. La Taguara, which took over the Cardinal Bar window service space pioneered by Cortadito Express, has now closed, as of Oct. 13. >More
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