As 2021 fades into view, we revisited your favorite reads of the entire year, which includes inspiring women (of course!), shopping locally and good eats.
- Lea Culver’s Journey from Burgers to Big Dreams
The Culver’s co-founder shares her journey from the company’s origins to her current philanthropic efforts.
- 2021 Women to Watch
10 visionaries transforming Madison.
- 5 New Madison Restaurants to Try Now
Fine dining, Laotian eats, tavern fare and tasty pizzas await.
- Your Ultimate Guide to Secondhand Shopping
Shop green and save money by buying secondhand at thee clothing and home resale boutiques.
- Women to Watch 2021: Kiah Calmese Walker
Calmese Walker works on supply-chain management for UnityPoint Health-Meriter, making sure staff was prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic with protective supplies. She’s also mentoring BIPOC employees on her staff.
- Support Black-Owned Businesses in Madison
At BRAVA, we’re always pushing our readers to buy local, but more critically, we’re encouraging you to buy Black.
- 6 New Restaurants to Try
The latest restaurants to open up around town are good for everything from date night, to entertaining out-of-town guests, to just grabbing a bite.
- Women to Watch 2021: Dominique Christian
Christian’s work with The Road Home and her own peer support specialist group AYA Advocacy Group seeks to provide resources to Madison’s Black community.
- Gift-tastic Finds
Shop local and small at Madison retailers with tons of great ideas for everyone.
- 8 Madison Area Breweries You May Not Have Tried Yet
Try sours, innovative flavors and seasonal brews at these restaurants and taprooms — all crafted locally.