EATS + DRINKS

NEIGHBORHOOD NICHE

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By Rachel Werner Expanding the farm-to-table experience beyond standard plated dining, Field Table is an approachable triangulation of the modern food scene brought to…

IN A NUTSHELL

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By Julie Andrews REFERRED TO AS “POTIONS” by creators Matt D’Amour and Adrian Reif, Yumbutter nut and sunflower spreads are filled with more than…

AROUND TOWN

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By Rachel Werner Downtown Tipple: Wind down at Winedown, a two-floor winebar on State Street serving up frozen wine slushies, open mic comedy and art…

The Tastemakers

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By Rachel Werner | Photo courtesy Paulius Mustakis  Making blueberry muffins for his sister when they were kids, Dan Fox didn’t know he’d one day be…

The Tastemakers

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By Anna Thomas Bates | Photo courtesy Sardine Phillip Hurley and John Gadau are vets of the Madison restaurant scene. They opened Marigold Kitchen in 2001, Sardine…

The Tastemakers

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By Anna Thomas Bates | Photographed by Sarah Maughan Tami Lax is a quiet force in the Madison restaurant scene and has been for 23 years. Some…

The Tastemakers

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By Candice Wagener | Photo courtesy Pop-Dot At her charming downtown basement nook Layla’s, namesake (with a spelling twist) Laila Borokhim makes a twofold mark on the Madison…

Good Taste

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 FAVE LOCAL COCKTAIL JOINT: GIB’S. “I know I can get something more unconventional there.” –Thor Messer, of Merchant AFTER A HOT SWEATY NIGHT IN THE KITCHEN, I’M DRINKING… “A draft of GERMAN…

The Tastemakers

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By Kailey Bender | Photographed by Kaia Calhoun After a decade of working in various restaurant-industry roles, Melanie Nelson was overcome with an idea she couldn’t shake….