Thursday, January 13, 2011

List of Publications - The Onion A.V. Club 2011

feature What can you get for $10 at Merchant?

The new restaurant/bar/upscale grocer holds a lot of potential for a sawbuck.

January 4, 2011 | 12:00am


Belly Up Davy Crockett’s wine awaits in Lake Mills

Actually, it’s Fess Parker’s, but he used to play Davy Crockett.
January 6, 2011 | 12:00am


Belly Up “Hail To The Ale” presents a beer-soaked meal, with beer on the side

And also, there will be beer.
January 13, 2011 | 12:00am


feature Restaurant Week: Where New Year’s resolutions go to die

The biannual event could throw a wrench in your “lose weight/get fit” plans, but who cares?
January 19, 2011 | 12:00am 2


Belly Up Get bock in the saddle again

Time to freeze your ass off and watch for flying fish. Here’s how to get tickets.
January 20, 2011 | 12:00am


feature Our First Time: Yahara Bay Distillers

We get an up close and personal look at one of our favorite things, booze.
January 25, 2011 | 12:00am


Belly Up Beer and cheese: “Wisconsin kills the world in both categories”

Get busy living this weekend at the Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest.
January 27, 2011 | 12:00pm 2


feature Madison meals that complement our favorite Packers

Not surprisingly, it’s all meat.


Belly Up Beat the winter blues with chocolates and booze

Nothing like a depressant to chase away the blues.
February 3, 2011 | 12:00am


feature Shooting the tube: TV-free bar experiences in Madison

Even if you plan to keep pounding your liver, at least your eyes deserve a break.
February 8, 2011 | 12:30pm 3


feature LuLu’s is closing soon, so make sure to eat there while you still can

The Middle Eastern restaurant is closing up after Feb. 28 to make way for a housing development.
February 9, 2011 | 10:30am 3


Belly Up Time to get good and liquored up at Distill America

Come to The Edgewater Hotel Feb. 17 with a full stomach.
February 10, 2011 | 12:00am


Belly Up Time for lunch, all you cigar-smoking HR executives out there

Leave for a three-hour lunch and come back stinking.
February 17, 2011 | 1:10pm


feature The A.V. Club’s guide to the best seats in the house around Madison

Let us bestow our seating secrets on you.
February 22, 2011 | 12:00am


feature Ian’s will keep the solidarity pizzas coming as long as it can keep up

Ian’s has become the international pizza choice for showing union support.
February 23, 2011 | 2:45pm 5


Belly Up Laissez les bon temps roulez at the Cajun Food, Film & Music bash

Time to rage on some Cajun.
February 24, 2011 | 1:00pm


feature Walker may have been asked to leave Merchant before his budget repair bill was introduced

The restaurant asked that the original blog post be taken down due to “abusive phone calls.”
March 2, 2011 | 10:30am 4


Belly Up As Wisconsin fights over its future, take time to eat like a pioneer

See a piece of Wisconsin history before its preservation budget gets slashed.
March 3, 2011 | 9:45am


feature First Impressions: Umami Ramen & Dumpling Bar

A fully worthwhile noodle hut between downtown and the East side is a win for Madison.
March 8, 2011 | 12:00am


Belly Up Test your iron stomach with marshmallow cupcakes

The cupcakes will probably win.
March 10, 2011 | 12:00am


feature Snacks on a plane: Wisconsin treats for the mid-air munchies

You’ll have to pay either way, so you might as well plan ahead.
March 15, 2011 | 12:00am


Belly Up Firing weapons and frying smelt

If that’s your bag, get to the North Bristol Sportman’s Club on March 19.
March 17, 2011 | 12:30pm


feature Let the mourning cease! LuLu’s is reborn as Nile Restaurant

It’s pretty much the old LuLu’s crew.
March 17, 2011 | 3:55pm


Recap Top Shelf Whiskey Taste at Samba Brazilian Grill

It was whiskey business at this “swirl, sample, and rinse” event.
March 22, 2011 | 11:00am 2


Belly Up Skip the purple drank: Get some real syrup this weekend

The maple syrup sundae sounds incredible.
March 24, 2011 | 12:00am


feature First Impression: Heritage Bakery & Cafe

The bakery and eatery has both sweet and savory down to a science.
March 29, 2011 | 12:00am


Belly Up Seeking history buffs, must love mustard

Learn about “The History & Fun Of Mustard” from the man, Mustard Museum curator Barry Levenson.
March 31, 2011 | 12:00am


feature Clear conscience, clogged arteries: a Union-approved alternative to Brat Fest

Johnsonville or no, all the brat-eating still helps charity.
April 1, 2011 | 3:00pm


Lunch Adventure Ten Pin Alley

The bowling complex reveals a kickin’ arcade and some excellent bar food.
April 6, 2011 | 12:00am


Belly Up Edible Book Festival makes reading as fun as eating

Treats inspired by literary works. Will anyone tackle Ulysses?
April 7, 2011 | 12:00am


feature K-9 custard and doggy bagels: Special treats for our furry friends

We don’t want any antler, but if that’s what the dog is into...
April 12, 2011 | 12:00am 9


Belly Up Capital Brewery celebrates 25 years with party and hybrid brew

The quarter-century mark and still going strong.
April 14, 2011 | 12:00am 2


feature Mobile Monty’s: 3 new food carts we’re excited about

Monty’s Blue Plate, Blowin’ Smoke Barbecue, and Yon Yonson make us happy despite this shitty “spring” weather.
April 20, 2011 | 12:00am


Belly Up Pound the drink of the gods at Olympic Village

It’s a retirement community, so get ready to party.
April 21, 2011 | 12:00am


feature Cheers! The Royal Wedding's a great time for a piss up in Madison

Get your bangers and mash, your pint, or your cup of tea, and enjoy the event.
April 27, 2011 | 12:00am


feature Brave the smashed-up streets for Taste Of Willy Street

Take your bike if you have to.
May 3, 2011 | 11:45am


feature First Impressions: Baldwin Street Grille

The joint is cleaned up, and the food is much better than average.
May 4, 2011 | 12:00am


Belly Up Don’t monkey around on Mother’s Day: Hit up the orangutan benefit brunch at the zoo

Orangutans love their moms just as much as you love yours.
May 5, 2011 | 12:00am


feature First Impressions: Nile Restaurant

A reincarnated LuLu’s, essentially, nails everything except the atmosphere.
May 11, 2011 | 12:00am


Belly Up Norwegian Constitution Day could be a little rough on your constitution

But head to Stoughton, because the food will be worth it.
May 12, 2011 | 12:00am


feature What can you get for $10 at Stalzy’s Delicatessen?

The deli, modeled on a “New York template, but taking it through a Midwestern filter,” packs a lot of punch into its deli case.
May 17, 2011 | 12:00am 3


Belly Up Shovel it in like a soldier at this weekend’s 150th anniversary Civil War celebration

Shredded beef, baked beans, and more are the menu in the mess hall.
May 19, 2011 | 12:00am


feature Wurst-case scenario: exploring the alternatives to Brat Fest

Wurst Times, People’s Bratfest, and Alt Bratfest all bring the sausages without the shady politics.
May 25, 2011 | 12:00am 6


Belly Up Burlington ChocolateFest: Did somebody say chocolate-crusted pork tenderloin?

Get to Burlington this weekend for all the chocolate your mind can handle.
May 26, 2011 | 12:00am


Recap Wurst Times at the High Noon Saloon, Brass Ring, and Brink Lounge

One of the new alternatives going on during the big Brat Fest.
May 31, 2011 | 11:15am


Belly Up PB&J Burgers, the return of quail eggs, and more at this weekend’s Burgers And Brew

June 4 at Capital Brewery is time to get into some wild stuff.
June 2, 2011 | 12:00am


Lunch Adventure Department Of Motor Vehicles

Before you pay for the right to vote, eat something suspicious.
June 8, 2011 | 12:00am


Belly Up Pushing the wheel of cheese in Monroe

Witness the ultimate cheese history and eat cream puffs at the same time.
June 9, 2011 | 12:00am


feature I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream mixed with alcohol

Beer floats, Dreamcicles, bananas foster, and grasshoppers will make your summer cooler and woozier.
June 14, 2011 | 10:10am


Belly Up Greener Wieners: fun to eat, safe to tweet

Fill up on regular and veggie dogs for a good cause.
June 16, 2011 | 12:00am


feature Move over, Mendota: The A.V. Club’s guide to drinking along Lake Monona

East Side Club, Bourbon Street Grille, Sardine, and more provide alternatives to the beloved Memorial Union Terrace.
June 20, 2011 | 12:00am


feature Victory can be yours: a few of Madison’s toughest food challenges

Are you ready to face off against Strombozilla?
June 21, 2011 | 11:00am


feature Five Guys’ pre-order app cuts down time between wanting and actually eating food

It will also locate the restaurant closest to you.
June 21, 2011 | 2:00pm


Belly Up Heidi ho neighbors! Get to New Glarus for a Swiss-style celebration

Yo Yo yodel your way through tons of food and live performances of Heidi.
June 23, 2011 | 12:00am -


feature Sweet land of liberty, locally I eat: a Wisconsin-sourced Fourth Of July feast

Celebrate America with food from Wisconsin.
June 28, 2011 | 12:00am -


Belly Up It’s time to educate yourself about marshmallows

The CHEW meeting July 6 at the Goodman Community Center aims to do just that.
June 30, 2011 | 12:00am


feature Downtown apartment building fire threatens Underground Kitchen

Underground Kitchen is situated on the ground floor of the apartment building at 24 N. Webster St.
June 30, 2011 | 12:00pm -


feature Foodie shutdown: A Twin Cities tour to see how a lack of government affects restaurants

We shudder to think of what a government shutdown could do to Madison’s vital restaurant scene.
July 6, 2011 | 12:30pm -


Belly Up Hit up the FĂȘte and bid adieu to your diet, mon ami

A fĂȘte for Francophiles to fill up on French food.
July 7, 2011 | 12:00am -


Lunch Adventure Shorewood Pool

The members-only swimming hole will cool you down, and The Dive-Inn will keep you in for hot dogs, pretzels, and nachos.
July 12, 2011 | 10:00am -


Belly Up The Dane County Fair is coming to deep-fry your candy bars

It’ll also put your pork chop on a stick, and maybe get you to drink a smoothie to balance things out.
July 14, 2011 | 12:00am -


feature First Impressions: Dumpling Haus

Hilldale’s bright new dumpling joint provides quality and variety.
July 19, 2011 | 12:00am -


Belly Up Take me to the river (for a Barbecue On The Banks)

Head to Loganville to reacquaint yourself with the waterways, and eat lots of meat.
July 21, 2011 | 12:00am -


feature First Impressions: The Tipsy Cow

Even though the service is a bit shaky, the food is spot-on.
July 26, 2011 | 12:00am -


Belly Up Get yourself to the Greek Fest

Eat as much as you can handle while you’re there.
July 28, 2011 | 12:00am -


Our First Time Greek Fest

The annual celebration of all things Greek is over, and we’re already thinking about next year.
August 2, 2011 | 12:00am -


Belly Up Forget the Subliminal Sandwich: Hit up the Meat Heat Manifesto chili cook-off at Inferno

If you’re in the mood for some spicy chili, Inferno could be a good place to look.
August 4, 2011 | 12:00am 1


feature Where to hunker down in Madison if the zombie apocalypse comes

Or some places to let your imagination run while stocking up on consumer goods.
August 9, 2011 | 12:00am 2


Belly Up Don't talk to me until I've gone to the Stoughton Coffee Break Festival

You’re going to get so jacked.
August 11, 2011 | 12:00am 0


feature First impressions: Tempest Oyster Bar

We scored the first table ever and were rewarded with a near-perfect experience.
August 16, 2011 | 12:00am 1


Belly Up All ears on deck for the Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival

It’s corn-eating time!
August 18, 2011 | 12:00am 0


feature Totally canned: aluminum-sided options for good beer

Dave’s BrewFarm, Simpler Times, and Floppin’ Crappie get the job done in admirable fashion, plus you can crush the can on your forehead when you’re done.
August 23, 2011 | 12:00am 4


Belly Up Get ice creamed out at the Sassy Cow Creamery social

Salted caramel may be the best flavor of all time.
August 25, 2011 | 12:00am 0


Back to School The freshman 15: some of Madison’s best windows to weight gain

800-calorie cupcakes!
August 30, 2011 | 12:00am 0


Belly Up Throw poop, wash hands, then eat food at the Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw

The state record is 248 feet! That’s a mighty poop toss.
September 1, 2011 | 11:00am 0


feature You’re all mixed-up like pasta primavera: local re-creations of Beastie Boys food references

Stay “cool as a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce,” and more.
September 7, 2011 | 3:00pm 0


Belly Up Fight the urge to go all Gallagher at the Pardeeville Watermelon Festival

But feel free to fill up.
September 8, 2011 | 12:00am 0


feature Legislating fuel: a few favorite Madison restaurants for Wisconsin politicians

Because lawmaking builds a mighty hunger, we check out a few downtown Madison restaurants that draw in politicians.
September 14, 2011 | 12:00am 0


Belly Up Get the real deal with Mexican Staples Thursday at Whole Foods

Learn how to make the basics and then stuff those basics into your face.
September 15, 2011 | 12:00am 0


State Of The City Bier me, Wisconsin: checking in on some of the state's Oktoberfest celebrations

Milwaukee and La Crosse do it up big, but Lake Geneva and New Glarus hold their own as well.
September 20, 2011 | 12:00am 1


Belly Up Celebrate Madison’s South Side at the farmers’ market today

Eat some food and jam out.
September 22, 2011 | 12:00am 0


Beer Primer Ready the stomach pump(kin): guzzling a few beers made with the great gourd

Don’t be a Halloweeny! Slam some pumpkin beer!
September 27, 2011 | 12:00am 1


Belly Up The delicious search continues at The World’s Best Brat Competition

Maybe, at the Watertown Airport of all places, we’ll find it this weekend.
September 29, 2011 | 9:00am 1


feature First Impressions: Luigi’s Restaurant 

by October 4, 2011 0
The Italian-American favorite returns with new location, but same comfort food.


Belly Up Get your fill of culture at the Reedsburg Fermentation Fest 

by October 6, 2011 -
Learn about cheese, eat cheese, love cheese, live cheese.


First Impressions AJ Bombers 

by October 11, 2011 0
Wary going in, we left the new spot for the Wisconsin burger joint with warm feelings and full bellies.


Belly Up Buy Fresh, Buy Local fundraiser will get you to eat fresh, eat local 

by Adam Powell October 13, 2011
Have you had it up to here with crummy produce? This is the event for you!


Local Newswire “Nothing new: Madison bars don’t like blacks” column pulled from The Isthmus 

by October 13, 2011 0
Perhaps leading a story off with “Madison bars have long sought ways to keep black customers out” wasn’t such a hot idea.


 First Impressions El Rincon Tico 

by October 19, 2011 0
Hopefully service and kitchen troubles don’t sink the place, because there is some true brilliance on the menu.


Belly Up Treat yourself to the weekend-long Madison Food & Wine Show 

by October 20, 2011 0
It’s pricey, but worth it if you really go all out.



Belly Up Get some heritage pork on that fork at SlowPig

by October 27, 2011 0
For $100 a ticket, you know that hog is going to be delicious.





Happy Grill // FIRST IMPRESSIONS

by November 1, 2011 0
A Chinese restaurateur opens a new Mexican place in Madison, with food that’s cheap and pretty good.





Madison Herb Society (no, not that herb) to rejoice the virtues of mint // BELLY UP

by November 3, 2011 0
Get down at a very herbal gathering Nov. 5 at Olbrich Gardens.




Brocach on Monroe // FIRST IMPRESSIONS

by November 8, 2011 2
The nicely assembled Irish pub approximation brings excellent food and service together at its third location.




Feel the power of 11/11/11 while you feel the effects of overstuffing yourself // BELLY UP

by November 10, 2011 0
Trinity United Methodist Church invites you to master your hunger while contemplating master numbers.
by November 10, 2011 0





Don’t flake on getting to the Baklava Plus Sale // Belly Up



by November 17, 2011 -
Lots of other pastries will be available Nov. 19 at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. 


Roll out the Cracker Barrel: a very chain restaurant Thanksgiving // Roll Call



by November 22, 2011 -
Thanksgiving at a chain restaurant is possible to carry off with quiet dignity.




Of course Santa will be at Mount Horeb Public Library’s 15th Annual Cookie Walk // Belly Up

by December 1, 2011 0
Destroy your diet for $8.50 a pound. 


Our favorite Madison foods of 2011 // Roll Call

by December 6, 2011 1
Tempest, Stalzy’s, Merchant, Umami, and more helped make eating in town even better. 


At the Battle Of The Chocolates, no one’s will power can survive // Belly Up

by December 8, 2011 0
CHOCOLATE! 


Battle Of The Chocolates at Metcalfe’s // Recap


by December 12, 2011 0
Holy hell that was a lot of chocolate.



Ocean Grill Chef Eric Benedict moving to Johnny Delmonico’s // Local Newswire
by December 15, 2011 0
Let’s see what he can do with his fancy fish knives at a semi-stodgy steak joint.