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Black Earth Meats fights to stay at current location

Mary Mickelson lives two houses away from Black Earth Meats, a butcher shop and slaughterhouse right in the center of town. She's lived in her home for 40 years, during which time the building has always been a butcher shop and meat market. >More
 CamRock Café & Sport in Cambridge reopens under new owners

CamRock Café & Sport in Cambridge reopened in early December under the new ownership of Sherie and Derek Nelson. The combo restaurant/bar/music venue/equipment rental space continues, with 90 craft brews (bottles, no taps) on hand, says Derek. >More
 Heritage Tavern Chef Dan Fox clarifies charges on licensing and scrap feeding

Dan Fox of Heritage Tavern is unusual among chefs in that he is also a pig farmer. Fox raises heritage breeds prized for their flavor and serves them in his restaurant. He also sells pork to other area chefs. Or he did, until the wholesale business was suspended last month. >More
 Chef DJ's Blair Street BBQ to revive East Wash barbecue spot

The former Blair Street Brew & BBQ is slated to reopen as Chef DJ's Blair Street BBQ & Catering. Daryl Jones, who's been catering barbecue in Madison for six years, is the new chef. His style of barbecue is Memphis-based. Jones was born and raised there, though he's called Madison home for two decades. >More
 A new way of looking at Midwestern eats in James Norton's The Secret Atlas of North Coast Food

There's some contention about whether the Upper Midwest needs rebranding as the "North Coast," largely around the precise coordinates. Schools in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania comprise the Division III North Coast Athletic Conference, and Brookings Institute scholar John Austin wrote a paper in 2007 about preserving America's North Coast, though he never really defines the term. Enter The Heavy Table, a Minneapolis-based online food magazine. >More
 Blowin' Smoke BBQ to open restaurant in Waunakee

Just a little over three years after Robert Bishop launched his Blowin' Smoke BBQ cart on the Capitol Square, he is opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant at 1336 Montondon Avenue in Waunakee. The official opening is slated for January 3, 2014. >More
 Underground Food Collective to cook for second Chief Meskokonaye All Nations Camp fundraiser

The Chief Meskokonaye All Nations Camp will be back in Madison on Monday, Dec. 16 with a five-course game dinner to be held at the Lussier Family Heritage Center at Lake Farm County Park. The "Mino-Wiisinin. Mino-Bimaadaziiwin" benefit meal (the phrase means "Eat Well. Live Well") will be prepared by the Underground Food Collective. >More
 Brian Hamilton, Nick Johnson to open restaurant at the old Stamm House in Middleton

Weary Traveler bartender Brian Hamilton and his wife, Alicia, plan on opening a bistro in the former Stamm House Restaurant space, 6625 Century Ave. in Middleton. Previously, it had been reported that the two were working on a concept on Williamson Street headed for a building in front of the Broom Street Theater. >More
 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
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