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FOOD AND DRINK

MACS Macaroni and Cheese Shop knows how to satisfy a craving

Out past East Towne, between Madison and Sun Prairie, new development is filling in what used to be farmland in the town of Burke. It's now Burke Towne. It looks like Anywhere, U.S.A., and around the flagship retail of Costco and Target, small shopping nodules are popping up. >More
 Hard cider is sometimes beer and sometimes wine, and worth exploring

Once an infinitesimal part of the beverage market, hard ciders have seen great increases in sales over the last several years and are starting to register in the consciousness of American consumers. Much of that growth has been with women. But more aggressive marketing campaigns are attempting to lure millennial men to the alcoholic apple juice party. >More

FOOD AND DRINK

Cento puts Michael Pruett's talents on display

What a relief it has been to learn that Cento " the newest venture from Food Fight, perhaps Madison's most polarizing dining entity " has been scrubbed of almost all Food Fight-ness and allowed to succeed or fail on its own merits. >More
 Monsoon Siam is a modern Thai cafe on Atwood Avenue

A few years ago I interviewed the Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold in advance of his talk for the UW-Madison's Humanities Without Borders series. We got onto the topic of "authenticity." He'd eaten in Madison before and doubted there was much, if any, authentic Lao or Thai cuisine here. "Madison certainly has an enormous array of restaurants representing other cultures, but they tend to be cooking for the people who are not themselves," Gold said. >More

BEER

Beer Here: Headless Man Amber Alt from Tyranena Brewing

Craft beer enthusiasts devote a lot of attention to bitterness as they seek out the latest and greatest, so much so that good brews under their noses can be overlooked. The altbier is one such style, with its smooth malty tones and clean balance. Then there's a lack of familiarity with the alt, given that few breweries in Wisconsin produce them. But I find this copper-colored beer to be wonderfully easy to drink -- almost too easy. >More
 Major expansion at Potosi Brewing aims to restore former glory

Potosi Brewing Company is embarking on an expansion project that may revive its glory days. Brought back to life in 2008, the brewery is in the midst of constructing a new brew house, packaging line and storage facilities that will position it to re-ascend into the ranks of Wisconsin's largest breweries. >More

BEER

Stoughton echoes with cries of 'Skol!' as Viking Brewpub opens its doors

Given its popular Syttende Mai festival and accompanying road race, an increasingly prominent live music venue, and a location well within the orbit of Madison's blossoming craft beer community, Stoughton has long been ripe for a brewpub. Vik Malling has remedied this need with his new Viking Brewpub. >More
 Beer Here: Staghorn Octoberfest Beer from New Glarus Brewing

To be a legitimate Wisconsin brewery, you need to make an Oktoberfest, says Dan Carey of New Glarus Brewing. "If it's not a state law, it should be," he adds with a laugh. Even though autumn is still around the corner, it's now commonplace for these beers to be released in August. If you like the style, that's actually a good thing, because it makes for more selections to taste. >More

BEER

Madison’s thirst is far from quenched as Wisconsin ascends in the craft beer industry

At a time when overall beer sales and consumption are declining, interest in craft beer is at an all-time high, in Madison and around the nation. Wisconsin's capital city and its surrounding region can now be considered as among acclaimed brewing destination cities like Asheville, North Carolina, or Fort Collins, Colorado, with aspirations to reach into the ranks of San Diego, Denver and Portland, Oregon. >More
 Mob the House celebrates Madison's craft beer bounty with a Great Taste Eve party

If you've attended a craft beer event in the Madison area over the last few years, chances are pretty good for an encounter with House of Brews founder and brewmaster Page Buchanan. The guy is everywhere, and he's always good for a quick -- or not so quick, if you get him going -- chat about his beers or any others you might wish to discuss. >More

READER REVIEWS:

Fantastic pizza! The Madilicous is great on the thin hand tossed crust. Sauce is well nigh perfectly seasoned - not to ...
This is my second favorite asian eatery. The food is tasty and convenient for me. They have a good buffet as well as ...
Delicious and fresh food, attentive service, with a classy and comfortable atmosphere.
Great decor, fun place to go. Service friendly & concerned. Crab cakes as good as it gets. Gumbo, creole, way too ho ...
When The Old Fashioned first opened up, I predicted that it wouldn't last a year. Fried cheer curds and Blatz beer...did ...
Used to love this place, then the owners/managers moved to the Park Street store (or just left at a coincidental time). ...
The only thing I can consider complaining about is the wait, but I can't think of a better place to be stuck waiting.
Best addition to the downtown lunch scene in years. Meat is great, as are the sides. Just as good, the proprietors are a ...
Excellent lunch! I had one of the specials which was a Tilapia dish featuring cherry tomatoes from the farmers market. ...
Wow, I just read Marcelle Richards' review of this restaurant and I couldn't disagree with her more. We are foodies who ...
Great lunch - I had BBQ pork with rice and a cole slaw-like salad with avocado and hard-boiled egg. It was a ton of food ...
My favorite restaurant in Madison! A great twist on tapas - food is consistently out of this world! And make sure you ha ...
Rustic Italian. Interesting pastas, lots of appetizers, at least two soups. You won't be overserved. Recently, specials ...
We went for the cupcakes, like most probably do. I was surprised to see a full three page menu, with kids choices on th ...
I have to be honest... I love and I do mean LOVE Monty's Blue Plate Diner. I typically eat there at least several times ...
Try the shrimp fried rice--tons of shrimp for not a lot of money!
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FOOD NEWS

Mad City Frites to bring Belgian-style snack to State Street

Belgian-style frites, and pretty much only frites, will be coming to the former Shakti bookstore space at 320 State St. with the new Mad City Frites. >More
 Willy Street Co-op East renovation complete

The long near-east-side nightmare is over; the remodeling of the co-op that began last November is finally done. (A low point might have been the "Port-A-Potties in the parking lot" days this spring.) >More

FOOD NEWS

El Poblano to celebrate second anniversary, new sense of identity

A few words about El Poblano Restaurant, 3737 Milwaukee St., in the parking lot of Woodman's East. Located along with Pan and Pan Bakery in the former Popeye's, El Poblano is not new; the Mexican restaurant is actually about to celebrate its second anniversary on Aug. 23 with "Luchafest 2014," featuring beer, appetizers, celebrity imitators and more. >More
 Peter Reinhart visits UW-Madison: An interview about bread, spirituality and the gluten-free craze

Peter Reinhart co-founded the famous Brother Juniper's Bakery in Sonoma, California, in 1981. One of the world's most respected bakers, he's since gone on to pen multiple award-winning books, including the enduring modern classic The Bread Baker's Apprentice. >More

SPIRITS

The new wave of Aussie wines

Australian wine has built a bad reputation for itself over the past couple decades. It certainly doesn't help that ginormous bladders of industrial hooch cross the Pacific to be bottled on our shores as a watery and wretched thing called Yellowtail. Even the better stuff is often bred with heavy-handed hedonism to be big, jammy explosions that a Crocodile Dundee might enjoy out of a Solo cup. >More
 Bartender bye-byes: Stalwarts of the Madison cocktail scene are moving on

Madison is saying goodbye this summer to a number of bartenders who have contributed to the city's flourishing drink scene. With growth comes change, and some longtime mixologists are leaving the stick behind to pursue big opportunities in the hospitality industry locally. Others are leaving for different cities altogether. >More
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