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Honey-glazed pork tenderloin, Cochinita pibil

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 Fish Tacos, Rigatoni Bolognese

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 V burger, Pan-seared crab cakes, Chicken peanut stew

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 Salmon filet, pork cutlet entree, murgh burani badenja

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 Aji de pollo and polenta con funghi

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 Capricciosa pizza, pork empanada and ribollita

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 Wealth of flavor

Has Madison come of age? If so, the establishment of Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, in the new and glitzy Hilldale Mall, may one day be seen as the tipping point in that heady process. >More
 Dining daytrips

Summer is not over! Tune out those who say so, leave your picnic basket at home and start lickin' your lips. Here are three suggestions for casual culinary day trips, perfect destinations for these lingering warm days. >More
 Unqualified success

There are certain ways to gauge your honest reaction to a new restaurant. Have you been back since your first try? Do you have any favorite dishes that you remember in full, almost clinical detail, every time you're hungry? Are you returning with friends, out of a sheer generous impulse, to share the culinary wealth and ' okay ' split the bill? Using that survey as a measure, and using just about any other standard, Sardine is a flat-out, unqualified success, and probably the smartest, most assured and most consistent restaurant to open in Madison in years. >More
 Eat the world

The best kinds of restaurant chains are the local ones that don't grow too fast or too big. When the venerable, homey Himal Chuli ' as much of a Madison landmark at this point as the Capitol ' spawned the sleek Chautara, State Street seemed safe for reliable Nepalese food. But State Street, apparently, wasn't enough. Chautara in turn has recently given birth to Dobhan, adding to the growing global mix of Mexican, Asian and pure American diner cuisine rousing the Atwood neighborhood. >More
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