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Madison to host auditions for Frankenfood, a new Spike TV food competition

The non-professional side of Madison's food scene may be poised to have its profile raised a notch or two with the advent of a new Spike TV series that plans to devote at least one segment to innovative home cooks from our area. Frankenfood will be the network's first food-centric show. >More
 Holiday Artisan Food Tour gets consumers close to Madison's east-side producers

Madison Eats, the food tour company operated by Otehlia Cassidy, is conducting its second Holiday Artisan Food Tour on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Cassidy has been leading walking tours through the Willy Street and Atwood neighborhoods for the past couple of years. >More
 ALRC to discuss license for Don Pepe and city liquor ordinances

The Madison Alcohol License Review Committee will meet Wednesday, Nov. 20, 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
 New Tip Top Tavern to serve full menu, tapas, Friday fish fry, brunch

"We decided to pursue addressing the whole building and really taking the opportunity to revitalize the entire site," says Benjamin Altschul, new proprietor of the Tip Top Tavern on North Street. "It's a total renovation. We've updated the electrical and plumbing as well as all of the mechanicals." >More
 Eating at Layla's Persian Food is like dining at a friend's

The small lower-level eatery space below the Madison Hostel at 141 S. Butler St. has a new tenant -- Layla's Persian Food has been open for a few weeks and has already done some shifting of hours. Layla's is now open for lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri., with dinner service available if patrons call ahead and schedule in advance. >More
 Food journalist Peggy Wolff to speak in Madison about Midwest meals and media

"There's been an explosion in the world of food media," says Peggy Wolff. Wolff, the editor of Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie: Midwestern Writers on Food (U. Nebraska Press) will speak at the next meeting of CHEW. >More
 Star Milwaukee Chef Sanford D'Amato pens memoir Good Stock, comes to Madison to cook

Wisconsin chef Sanford D'Amato's book, Good Stock: Life on a Low Simmer will be released next month, and the chef is currently on a tour through Madison and Milwaukee. He recently finished a five-night stint at his former restaurant, Sanford, in Milwaukee, and he comes to Madison with a dinner at L'Etoile on Oct. 30 and another at Heritage Tavern on Nov. 3. Copies of the book will be available at these events. >More
 Melted grilled cheese food cart to debut on Capitol Square in 2014

Grilled cheese has been a popular cart item in other cities, but Cindy Criscitiello's Melted will be Madison's first dedicated grilled-cheese purveyor. >More
 Bulgogi Korean Taco food cart brings new fusion cuisine to UW Library Mall

The concept of the Korean taco is not new -- it was born in Los Angeles at the Kogi BBQ truck in 2008 -- but this is its first appearance in Madison. A new food cart serving them recently opened and is parking weekdays at UW Library Mall near Lake Street. >More
 Young entrepreneurs plan breakfast diner with Short Stack Eatery

Alex Lindenmeyer and Sinéad McHugh are honestly surprised no one's thought of it before. "I mean, it's breakfast. Everyone loves breakfast," says Lindenmeyer, who gestures wildly as she talks as though she's conducting an orchestra. Their excitement for their soon-to-open all-night breakfast joint, Short Stack Eatery, would be infectious even if they weren't talking about serving pancakes downtown at 2 a.m. >More
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