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FOOD NEWS

June 2013 Madison food cart news: Ladonia Cafe, Lao Laan-Xang, Fortune Cafe

Ladonia Cafe is now making regular appearances at the Library Mall (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) and on the Square at the Farmers' Market (8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday). >More
 Winer's Wiener Wagon hot dog cart features Wisconsin franks

At Charter and West Johnson across from the Psychology building, there's a new hot dog cart, featuring a rotating cast of wieners from local producers. It's called Winer's Wiener Wagon and is operated by Fred Winer. >More
 Eat for Equity Madison turns one

The Madison chapter of Eat for Equity turns a year old at the end of June, and to celebrate they're having a dinner at Graze. Chef Tory Miller has generously provided the space for the anniversary event, which will be a joint fundraiser for Eat for Equity (to cover such items as liability insurance) and the Sherman Middle School Garden, a cause that Miller has long supported. >More
 Roast Public House to relocate across State Street

One of the restaurants slated to be ousted from its current location by proposed new development in the 500 block of State Street has found a new home. Roast Public House, 529 State St., will be moving across the street to 558 State St., which was briefly the home of s2pizzabar earlier this year. >More
 ALRC to discuss licenses for Novanta, Brat und Brau, La Taguara, Crandall's

The Madison Alcohol License Review Committee will meet Wednesday, June 19, 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
 Tasty Guide to a Healthy Planet video series on ethical eating seeking Kickstarter support

Tasty Guide to a Healthy Planet is an online video series that seeks to raise awareness of sustainable foods. Or, rather, it will be, if it emerges successful from its Kickstarter campaign. >More
 Grab some agretti from Jones Valley Farms at the Dane County Farmers' Market

Agretti -- also called saltwort, Russian thistle, barilla plant, Salsola soda, or monk's beard -- is a succulent native to the Mediterranean. It is salt-tolerant, and normally grows in brackish water along the coastline. It was once the source of soda ash (sodium chloride) that was a key element to early glass-making. In fact, the clarity of the famous Venetian glass chandeliers was once attributed to this humble herb. >More
 Special dinners and sampling with northern Wisconsin forager Brett Laidlaw

I only know cookbook author and forager Brett Laidlaw from his recent Trout Caviar (which I picked as a favorite in my 2011 local book roundup), but he's coming to Madison Tuesday, June 11 to sign copies of his very useful and readable book and share some of his recipes, some made from his own foraged ingredients from the land he owns in northwest Wisconsin. >More
 Crandall's will replace Chautara on State Street

Longtime Madison eatery Crandall's is heading back downtown. After twenty years operating Crandall's as a takeout spot at 6401 University Ave., owner Ivan Pimental wants to have sit-down dining and broaden the menu. The new space at 334 State St. is currently home to Chautara. >More
 Brat und Brau headed to Madison's north side

The Brat und Brau, a familiar Madison restaurant that reopened last summer in Mazomanie, is returning to town. "It seemed like the majority of our customers were coming from Madison," says owner Patrick Hiebing of the move back to the city. >More
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