EATS + DRINKS

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….

BUONA NOTTE

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By Rachel Werner | Photographed by Josh Witzel STROLLING THROUGH DOWNTOWN MADISON, the culinary opulence can be overwhelming with posh names and mod décor beckoning from each…

Mediterranean Bodega

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By Rachel Werner Photographed by Josh Witzel Midnight munchies lead to a happier ending at Banzo Shük, the late-night spinoff of the original Banzo and its…

FOODIE HOT SPOTS

FOODIE HOT SPOTS

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By Ann Christenson Milwaukee Magazine Food Critic Earlier this year, the Milwaukee Bucks submitted design plans to the city for a new all-purpose arena. Promoters say the facility…

Entrée

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By Traci Phillips Photographed by Kaia Calhoun Finding the natural beauty of Southwestern Wisconsin’s Driftless Area therapeutic, Restoration Cider owners Paul Asper and Lissa…

EATS + DRINKS

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By Rachel Werner Photographed by Josh Witzel Head to Robinia Courtyard and you’ll find a hipster café connected to an intimate wine bar connected…

Petit Tour

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The seductive dessert sampler at The Wise Restaurant is a flirtatious friandises platter, dishing up mini-delicacies from around the globe. -Rachel Werner The Wise, Madison. thewiserestaurant.com  

Feasting off the Land

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By Rachel Werner Photos Courtesy Josh Witzel COUNTRY FIXIN’S GET a culinary makeover at Wendigo Tavern. Located on Stoughton’s revitalized Main Street, the restaurant is…