Raves + Faves 2016

A gal’s guide to Madison’s locally owned BEST, curated by BRAVA readers

 

SPECIALTY FOOD & DINING OUT

New Restaurant

  1. Lucille
  2. Field Table
  3. Tie:Estrellon + Tavernakaya

Al Fresco Dining Spot

  1. Fresco
  2. The Great Dane
  3. Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub

Date Night Restaurant

  1. Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro
  2. Cento
  3. Sardine

Family Friendly Dining

  1. Hubbard Avenue Diner and Bakery
  2. Monty’s Blue Plate Diner
  3. Tie: Gates & Brovi + The Old Fashioned

Breakfast/Brunch Spot

  1. Marigold Kitchen
  2. Manna Cafe & Bakery
  3. Hubbard Avenue Diner

Fish Fry

  1. Quivey’s Grove
  2. Toby’s Supper Club
  3. Avenue Club and the Bubble Up Bar

Burger Joint

  1. DLUX
  2. Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry
  3. Nitty Gritty

Pizza Place

  1. Salvatore’s Tomato Pies
  2. Ian’s Pizza By the Slice
  3. Glass Nickel Pizza Co.

Food Cart

  1. Tie: Banzo + Good Food Cart
  2. Toast
  3. Slide

Bakery/Pastry/Dessert Shop

  1. Bloom Bake Shop
  2. Batch Bakehouse
  3. Lane’s Bakery & Coffee

Chocolatier

  1. Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier
  2. Candinas Chocolatier
  3. Chocolaterian

Coffee Roaster

  1. True Coffee Roasters
  2. Just Coffee Cooperative
  3. Ancora Coffee

Coffee Shop

  1. Barriques
  2. Colectivo
  3. True Coffee Roasters

Distillery

  1. Old Sugar Distillery
  2. Yahara Bay Distillery
  3. Wollersheim Winery and Distillery

Cocktail/Wine Bar

  1. Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro
  2. Merchant
  3. Gib’s Bar

Craft Brewery

  1. Wisconsin Brewing Co.
  2. Capitol Brewery
  3. Ale Asylum

Beer, Wine Liquor Store

  1. Steve’s Liquor Store
  2. Woodman’s
  3. Barriques Wine and Spirits

Madison-Made Food Product

  1. Hot & Spicy Cheese Bread by Stella’s Bakery
  2. Potter’s Crackers
  3. Off the Block Salsa by Mentoring Positives Inc.

 Specialty Food/Grocery Store

  1. Willy Street Co-Op
  2. Metcalfe’s Market
  3. Hy-Vee

 Farmer’s Market

  1. Dane County Farmers’ Market Downtown
  2. Hilldale Summer Farmers’ Market
  3. Ahuska Park, Monona

 

FITNESS, HEALTH & WELL BEING

Boutique Fitness Studio

  1. MadPower Training Center
  2. Gym 608
  3. Dragonfly Hot Yoga

Yoga Studio

  1. Dragonfly Hot Yoga
  2. MadPower Training Center
  3. The Studio

Gym/Health Club

  1. MadPower Training Center
  2. Princeton Club
  3. Gym 608

Primary Care Clinic

  1. UW Health
  2. Dean Clinic
  3. Group Health Cooperative

Dental Clinic

  1. Dental Health Associates of Madison
  2. Oak Park Dental
  3. Associated Dentists

Dentist

  1. Dr. Jay Hazen of Dentistry For Madison
  2. Dr. Jana Gyurina of Oak Park Dental
  3. Dr. Marmar Miar of Dentistry West

Vision Clinic

  1. Davis Duehr Dean Eye Care
  2. UW Health
  3. Olson Eye Care

Skin Health/Cosmetic Procedure Clinic

  1. Robertson Skin & Laser Center and Plastic Surgery
  2. Radiance Skin Therapy & Laser Center
  3. AestheticA Skin Health Center

Life Coach

  1. Darcy Luoma, Darcy Luoma Coaching & Consulting
  2. Sarah Young, Zing Collaborative
  3. Chariti Gent, Chariti Gent Coaching + Consulting

Spa

  1. Kneaded Relief Day Spa & Wellness
  2. RZ & Company
  3. Rejuvenation Spa

Nail Salon

  1. Happy Nails and Spa
  2. Blush Nail Boutique
  3. RZ & Company

Hair Salon

  1. RZ & Company
  2. ANiU Salon & Spa
  3. Be Inspired Salon

 

BOUTIQUE

Shopping Hot Spot

  1. Hilldale Shopping Center
  2. Greenway Station
  3. State Street

Great Gift Finds

  1. Bricks & Minifigs
  2. Little Luxuries
  3. Orange Tree Imports

Eyewear Boutique

  1. Ulla Eyewear
  2. SEE
  3. UW Health

Women’s Clothing Boutique

  1. Apricot Lane Boutique
  2. Terese Zache Boutique
  3. The Purple Goose

Fashion Vintage/Resale/Consignment Shop

  1. St. Vincent de Paul
  2. The Pink Poodle
  3. Simply Savvy

Shoes/Accessories Boutique

  1. Morgan’s Shoes
  2. Cornblooms
  3. Shoo

Fine Jewelry Boutique

  1. Chalmers Jewelers
  2. Goodman’s Jewelers
  3. TQ Diamonds

Home Decor/Accessories Boutique

  1. The Montage
  2. Vault Interiors & Design
  3. Century House

 

NECESSITIES

Woman-Owned Business

  1. MadPower Training Center
  2. Dragonfly Hot Yoga
  3. Neena

Madison-Area Event

  1. Taste of Madison
  2. Concerts on the Square
  3. Art Fair on the Square

Real Estate Agency

  1. Stark Company Realtors
  2. Restaino & Associates Realtors
  3. Bunbury & Associates Realtors

Furniture Store

  1. Rubin’s Contemporary Furniture
  2. Tie: Don’s Home Furniture + Steinhafels
  3. The Century House

Flooring / Rug Store

  1. Sergenian’s Floor Coverings
  2. Nonn’s
  3. Floor360

Landscaper

  1. Formecology
  2. The Bruce Company
  3. Olson Toon Landscaping

Garden Store/ Greenhouse

  1. Felly’s Garden Center
  2. The Bruce Company
  3. Jung Garden Center

New Car Dealership

  1. Zimbrick
  2. Smart Motors
  3. Kayser Automotive Group

Used Car Dealership

  1. Zimbrick
  2. Goben Cars
  3. Smart Motors

Mechanic/Auto Service Shop

  1. Zimbrick
  2. West Town Monona Tire
  3. Phoenix Foreign Car Service

Grocery Delivery Service

  1. Metcalfe’s On The Go of Metcalfe’s Market
  2. Hy-Vee
  3. Willy Street Co-op

Bank/Credit Union

  1. Tie: UW Credit Union + Summit Credit Union
  2. Tie: BMO Harris + Park Bank
  3. State Bank of Cross Plains

Dry Cleaner

  1. Klinke Cleaners
  2. Best Cleaners of Madison
  3. Tie: Lake Mills Cleaners + Pilgrim Dry Cleaning & Laundry + Right Touch Dry Cleaners

Pet Store

  1. Mounds Pet Food Warehouse
  2. MadCat
  3. Tabby & Jack’s

Flower Shop

  1. Felly’s Flowers
  2. Choles Floral Company
  3. Tie: George’s Flowers Inc. + Red Square Flower

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