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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
 ALRC to discuss licenses for East Side Catering, The Spot, Black Olive, Grampa's Pizzeria

The Madison Alcohol License Review Committee will meet Wednesday, April 24, 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
 Madison Food Camp returns for its second year

It's not too late to register for Madison Food Camp 2013, taking place Saturday, April 13, at the Goodman Center. Your $15 ticket gets you access to a day's worth of instructional sessions on DIY food projects, from knife skills to beekeeping, sourdough ferments, and making maple syrup from trees in your own backyard. >More
 Eat Smart in Germany culinary guide book launches at Essen Haus

The weather is certainly not conducive to any outdoor fun (in fact, the city has asked people to refrain from using the park fields while they're in this condition) so today, April 10, would be a fine time to head to the Essen Haus from 4-6 p.m. for the book release party of Eat Smart in Germany by Mary Bergin. It's the latest in the series of "Eat Smart" guides from Madison's Ginkgo Press. >More
 The Coopers Tavern expands upward, readies for second CSA dinner series

The Coopers Tavern, 20 W. Mifflin St., is moving fast with its second-floor expansion. It should be open in early May, "in time for Craft Beer Week," says owner Peter McElvanna. The space echoes the long, narrow first floor, but opens up at the Mifflin end with floor-to-ceiling windows that boast what may be the best unobstructed view of the Capitol on the Square. >More
 The Side Door Grill and Tap is latest restaurant below Samba

The Side Door Grill and Tap, 240 W. Gilman St., is the latest restaurant to reside downstairs from Samba Brazilian Grill, following Cafe Samba and Samba Lounge. Specialty burgers, homemade "tater tots," flatbread pizzas and 33 American microbrews on tap are the core, with a small entree menu. >More
 The Dandelion food cart closes

Sad news for fans of the popular vegetarian food cart The Dandelion. Chef-owner Braulio Maximiliano will not be vending this year and both his food carts are for sale. >More
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