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Food freedom activists support raw milk and Vernon Hershberger in panel at Ringling Theatre

Why is Sauk County dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger on trial for selling raw milk from a facility that inspectors rated with an A grade? After a highly unusual armed raid on his farm in 2010? Speakers at a panel held Tuesday evening at the Al Ringling Theatre in Baraboo trained their gaze squarely on Big Dairy. >More
 Don't say 'raw milk' at the Vernon Hershberger trial

Every time the words "raw milk" are about to come up during the proceedings, the jury is ushered out of the room. It happened Monday morning and again Tuesday afternoon. >More
 ALRC to discuss licenses for the new Underground Kitchen, Chi, Ancora Coffee

The Madison Alcohol License Review Committee will meet Wednesday, May 22, 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
 Vernon Hershberger raw milk trial set to begin in Baraboo

What could prove to be one of the most important trials of the decade begins in Baraboo on Monday, May 20. Sauk County dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger is charged with illegally selling raw milk. The trial will set precedent for whether individuals can enter into private food exchanges with each other, choosing for themselves what food they purchase, or whether such exchanges will be regulated -- or even forbidden -- by the state. >More
 People's Bratfest and Wurst Times return in 2013 to provide an alternative... and bratwurst

Three years ago during the turmoil of the Republican attack on Wisconsin unions, it became important to some that Johnsonville, maker of the bratwurst for the World's Largest Brat Fest fundraiser at Willow Island, had a history of giving money to conservative causes, as well as thousands in campaign donations to Scott Walker. That's how three new bratwurst-based festivals were launched in Madison over the course of Memorial Day weekend in 2011. >More
 Wisco Tropicál is a local take on Caribbean hot sauce

Local rocker Jay Moran (Know-It-All Boyfriends, Steely Dane) has launched a Caribbean-inspired hot sauce line called Wisco Tropicál. Moran received his food license in November of last year, and has since been making small batches of the sauce and bottling it at the Farm Market Kitchen in Watertown. >More
 Tip Top Tavern will be rejuvenated by team behind Lazy Jane's and Mickey's

Benjamin Altschul and his mother Jane Capito have teamed up to purchase and re-open the Tip Top Tavern on North Street in Madison's Eken Park neighborhood. >More
 Pel'meni returns to downtown Madison in June

Pel'meni, the Russian dumpling shop that operated out of 505 State Street in the mid-'00s, is coming back to downtown in mid-June at 201 W. Gorham St., a space next to AJ Bombers. >More
 Buraka, Hüsnü's, Kabul, Roast and other restaurants may be uprooted by State Street development

With the proposed redevelopment by the Mullins Group and Core Campus of Chicago of much of the 500 block of State Street, including the University Inn property (technically with a Frances Street address) and a building at 529 State St., the campus area stands to lose several longstanding and well-loved locally owned restaurants. Kabul Afghani and Mediterranean restaurant, Hüsnüs Turkish restaurant, and Buraka East African Cuisine are at street level or basement level below the hotel. Also located at the street level are Campus Candy and an outlet of Jimmy John's sub sandwich chain. Roast Public House occupies 529 State. >More
 Chef Knives to Go and Siglinda are Madison's Japanese knife connection

Chef Knives to Go, based in Madison, is the top online retailer of high-end knives from Japan. The company also markets its own line of knives as well as acts as middleman between American chefs with custom requests and Japan's master knife makers. >More
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