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El Poblano to celebrate second anniversary, new sense of identity

A few words about El Poblano Restaurant, 3737 Milwaukee St., in the parking lot of Woodman's East. Located along with Pan and Pan Bakery in the former Popeye's, El Poblano is not new; the Mexican restaurant is actually about to celebrate its second anniversary on Aug. 23 with "Luchafest 2014," featuring beer, appetizers, celebrity imitators and more. >More
 Brittingham Boats Cafe offers outdoor fare on Monona Bay

Eating on Monona Bay, minutes from downtown, with outdoor seating options including cafe tables, chaise lounges, hammocks, and even vintage metal chairs right on the dock... no, you're not dreaming. >More
 L'Etoile to move to all-tasting menu

Beginning June 30, L'Etoile will be switching its menu to an all-tasting menu format. Diners will first have a major choice from between two main options: a seven-course prix fixe meal or a three-course prix fixe meal. >More
 Just Coffee's Ugandan Pride supports effort for LGBTI rights with coffee, donations

Just Coffee Cooperative of Madison had to do something when it heard from a customer who was upset about its selling of coffee from Uganda. >More
 Pairdd offers gluten-free meals by mail

Gluten-free diet. Want to do more cooking at home. No time to shop. These three elements can collide to create a complex daily eating situation. Enter Pairdd, a Milwaukee-based gluten-free meal-delivery service that started last October. It's recently expanded its delivery to all of Wisconsin, including Madison. >More
 Pots-n-Tots food cart brings tater tots to Madison's streets

The tot is hot these days, my friends. The classic fried shredded potato cylinder, born in the frozen-food 1950s, has been dusted with flavors and spices. Madison's new tater-tot-centric cart is called Pots-n-Tots, serving eight different flavors of perfectly crisp tater tots and sandwiches made with slow-cooked meats. >More
 ALRC to discuss sidewalk cafes and licenses for Oliver's, Cambridge Winery

The Madison Alcohol License and Review Committee will meet Wednesday, May 21, 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
 Jeff Ford of Cress Spring Bakery to launch pizza on the farm

Jeff Ford of Cress Spring Bakery is launching a pizza farm. Ford, who sells his nationally recognized brick oven-fired bread at the Saturday Dane County Farmers' Market as well as at the Hilldale market, plans to offer from-scratch pizzas at his facility near Blue Mounds every Wednesday evening starting mid-July. >More
 ALRC to discuss licenses for Cento, Monsoon Siam 2, and Two Straws and Lagartos redux

The Madison Alcohol License Review Committee will meet Wednesday, April 23, 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
 Kipp Thomas returns with Kipp's at Pooley's

Kipp Thomas, whose restaurants North American Rotisserie and Kipp's Down-Home Cookin' remain fondly remembered and often missed, never really went away. After opening the short-lived Old Market Bistro, closed Kipp took on executive chef duties at the Coliseum Bar where his legendary mac 'n cheese was more or less hidden on the kid's menu. >More
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