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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
 Familiar FIB's tops Madison's 2014 food cart rankings

The official city of Madison food cart rankings for 2014 have been compiled and there's a familiar name topping the list: FIB's Fine Italian Beef and Sausage. FIB's also topped the cart rankings in 2012. >More
 What's up and coming for Madison food carts in 2015

Even jaded eaters will sit up and take notice when they see the new Blair Street BBQ cart. Each fall, new food cart owners who want to vend in the city's coveted Mall/Concourse spaces participate in the final day of Madison's food cart review, lining up on Martin Luther King Boulevard to present samples of their menus to the review committee. >More
 Grabbing an Earth-friendly lunch at Madison food carts

So you ordered your food cart lunch and were cheered by the fact that it was presented to you in a nubbly, off-white EarthChoice compostable cardboard container instead of Styrofoam. Then you ate your lunch and tossed the container in the trash. >More
 Fermentation Fest branches out with hot sauces and artisanal mezcal in the Driftless

Reedsburg's fourth annual Fermentation Fest, Oct. 4-13, is a unique joining of arts and food fare, centered on the transformational magic of fermentation. Event sites spread into the nearby countryside on the eastern edge of the Driftless Area to nearby LaValle, Valton, Ironton and Lime Ridge. >More
 Mad City Frites to bring Belgian-style snack to State Street

Belgian-style frites, and pretty much only frites, will be coming to the former Shakti bookstore space at 320 State St. with the new Mad City Frites. >More
 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
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