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ALRC to discuss licenses for Underground Butcher, Marrakesh and the Tap Room

The Madison Alcohol License Review Committee will meet Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. As detailed in its agenda, here are some of the new establishments looking for licenses. >More
 Om Boys create peanut butter for the 21st century with Yumbutter

Jelly is the standard American pairing with peanut butter. Madison's Om Boys -- Adrian Reif and Matt D'Amour -- pair their peanut butter, Yumbutter, with other flavors, but maybe more importantly, with a side of idealism. As you talk with Reif and D'Amour, the concept of "great food" is never far from the idea of "system change." >More
 ALRC to discuss licenses for Veritas, 608, Blair Street Brew, other restaurants

The Alcohol License Review Committee will meet Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Some of the new establishments looking for licenses are Veritas Restaurant and Lounge, 608 and Blair Street Brew & BBQ. >More
 Madison Vending Oversight Committee considers a food cart traffic jam at Broom and State

The Dec. 12 meeting of Madison's Vending Oversight Committee skipped ahead quickly to agenda item 5 in consideration of the handful of people who'd come to speak on the topic: "Late Night Vending Status Quo and possible recommendations for change." The issue, which was first discussed at the previous committee meeting on Oct. 31, centers on an area of Broom Street between State and Gorham that has become popular and lucrative for late night food carts -- but with its popularity, has brought problems to nearby brick-and-mortar restaurants. >More
 December 2012 food news: Good Food Award, Yahara Bay, Quince & Apple

The 2013 Good Food Award finalists have been announced for excellence in conscientious food production. >More
 Walk, learn and chow down on the Madison Eats holiday food tour

Culinary tours are popular from Brooklyn to Portland, giving tourists and townies alike a window into food cultures they may be unacquainted with. Even Madison now has more than one food tour organization -- Madison Food Explorers and Madison Eats, plus the Hop Heads beer tours. >More
 June 2012 food news: Nettie's Cafe, Karben4 Brewing, Buck and Badger

Nettie's Cafe is now open at 1325 Greenway Cross, in a completely revamped space formerly occupied by Taquería Marimar. Nettie's is open Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., but focuses on a breakfast- and lunch-style menu. >More
 Big plans for Underground Food Collective with Forequarter

When the Underground Food Collective opened its Underground Kitchen in the fall of 2010, the restaurant threw down something of a culinary gauntlet in Madison. Organic produce and regional sourcing were already familiar locally, but Kitchen perfected an exciting, coherent menu that veered between house-butchered and -cured meats and a vegecentric approach that felt entirely fresh. >More
 JD's cart opens a storefront on North Bassett

You never know when a new eatery will rescue a hard-luck spot (the Great Dane on Jupiter Drive and the Coopers Tavern on the Square, for instance). The short-lived Limon, at 317 N. Bassett (formerly home to the Copper Gable Cafe), has given way to JD's, a brick-and-mortar version of the well-known late-night food cart at State and Broom. >More
 Cream of the crop

Since the days of Lammas tide, the harvest has sparked agriculture-based celebrations. This weekend's Food For Thought Festival is one contemporary version that has previously focused more on theory than on, say, cardboard baskets piled high with sweet corn. >More
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