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Crowds anticipated for raw milk legalization hearing at Wisconsin Legislature

Lawmakers evidently expect a high turnout Wednesday for a public hearing on a bill that would legalize the sale of raw milk in Wisconsin. The meeting notice for the hearing before the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Rural Issues requests that speakers plan to keep their comments brief "due to anticipated volume." >More
 Chocolaterian prepares to open second cafe at the new Madison Central Library

The new and improved Madison Central Library is slated to reopen on Saturday, Sept. 21, complete with an onsite cafe that will be the second location of Chocolaterian. >More
 Curd Girl is Madison's new dedicated fried cheese curd food cart

Curd Girl is a cute, farm-themed, heart-of-the-Midwest styled cart with barnboard sides and a red-and-white-striped awning. The menu is simple. It's battered, deep-fried cheese curds, with a choice of homemade dipping sauces. The cart is run by best friends Kayla Zeal and Jessica Wartenweiler, who grew up together in Monroe. >More
 UW-Madison Memorial Union ends breakfast service

A longtime campus tradition is ending. After Labor Day, no traditional breakfast will be served at the UW Memorial Union. No eggs, no toast, no hash browns, no pancakes, toast or bacon, at either Lakefront on Langdon or Der Rathskeller. >More
 ALRC to discuss licenses for Star Bar, Red Rock Saloon, and Taqueria El Jalapeño

The Madison Alcohol License Review Committee will meet Wednesday, August 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
 A redesigned Shamrock Bar & Grill to open in September

With new ownership, a redesigned business concept and freshly exposed Cream City brick walls, Robert Mahr is excited to present the renamed Shamrock Bar & Grill to the LGBT and greater Madison community. Pending the approval of a new alcohol license, Mahr plans to reopen the tavern the first or second week in September. >More
 As Madison Meet & Eat expands to north and south sides, food carts seek to build business

Eric Gavins, the owner of Raffy's Hot Dogs, was somewhat disappointed with the turnout at Madison Meet & Eat when it was held at the Villager Mall on Madison's south side. "It was pretty slow in comparison to every other event that I've been to this summer," he says, recalling a more enthusiastic response at its original location by the Meadowood Shopping Center on the southwest side. >More
 Bubbles' Doubles food cart brings Trinidadian street snacks to Madison

Bubbles' Doubles is one of Madison's latest entries into the food cart scene. And despite its brief menu, it's an exciting one, one that brings us snack food from Trinidad and Tobago. It feels like real street food, edibles meant for strolling -- not just food that happens to be sold in containers from a cart. And its a unique entry among Madison eateries. >More
 Lala's Nuts is inspired by a beloved family recipe

Madison's number of small-batch food producers is growing. This year, add Lala's Nuts to that list. The nut-confection business, started by food lover Nicole Drives, fits her slogan " "Get a little nutty." >More
 Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese is a personality-filled guide for cheese lovers

The American Cheese Society 2013 Conference and Competition will take place July 31-Aug. 3 at Monona Terrace, and it's a big deal. "It's the Oscars of the cheese world," says Tenaya Darlington, the author of a new cheese guide and former Isthmus features editor. Darlington left Madison in 2005 to take a teaching position at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. >More
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