Monday, November 7, 2016


Breakwater Monona ups the waterside meat and brunch game. more
Nov 3, 2016 Reviews

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Dining out with kids can be tricky. They tend to be loud and clumsy. But there are some good options for parents out there. more
Sep 22, 2016 Reviews

Off Broadway Drafthouse does well with tap list, apps and brunch. But there may be sticker shock when the check arrives. more
Aug 11, 2016 Reviews

Geeks Mania is a refuge for nostalgia seekers and next-gen gamers. The Odana Road arcade and comics/collectibles shop features pinball, vintage video games and gamer meeting space. more
Aug 11, 2016 Emphasis

Tandoori House scores with an excellent buffet and Pakistani kebabs. The new restaurant raises the bar on Indian food over its predecessor, Maharajah. more
Jun 23, 2016 Reviews 1

We traverse Madison in search of its best and most unusual sweet treats. Spoiler alert: it’s an impressive multicultural mix. And there’s a giant five-pound gummy bear. more
May 26, 2016 FOOD & DRINK

The Badger Tavern takes up where Tony Frank’s left off. Wisconsin bar food done right and friendly service continue a neighborhood favorite. more
May 5, 2016 Reviews

Beers brewed with pre-industrial methods are more than experiments. Brewers both in state and out showed off their best. more

Thursday, April 21, 2016


Madison’s bakeries make lovely loaves, but also much more. Throughout, there’s an emphasis on natural sweeteners, organic grains, and options for vegans and the gluten-free. more »

Isthmus reviewers make the rounds of the latest restaurants. more »

Apr 6, 2016

Indian food is wildly popular worldwide, but Madison has been slow to the party. That appears to be changing. Amber Indian Cuisine is the latest South Asian restaurant to open in the Madison area. more »

Mar 31, 2016 Reviews

With 10 days of events, Chef Week may require some planning. Our Adam Powell shares his top picks. more »

Feb 25, 2016 FOOD & DRINK

Nani Restaurant is the west side’s new dim sum headquarters. Start with hot tea, then order a bunch of dishes and share. more »

Jan 21, 2016 Reviews 1

​Since developing Xbox, Robbie Bach is preaching the gospel of becoming “civic engineers” in our communities. more »
Jan 21, 2016 News

Thursday, January 14, 2016

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Untapping the potential of yeast

Different kinds of yeast produce different kinds of beer. Now a team at UW-Madison has unlocked the secret of creating yeast hybrids, in the hopes of creating new types of beer, wine, cheese and biofuels. more »

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Charge your glasses!

Barolo is the wine bar Madison deserves, at last. And the focused small plates menu isn’t bad, either. more »


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Roll with it

Takara 88 offers a well-designed space and innovative, whimsical sushi, sashimi, and nigiri. more »


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The new Avenue

The new Avenue Club packs ’em in for brunch, burgers and fish. more »