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Restaurant review: Creative crepes make a case for Green Life Café
Restaurant review: Creative crepes make a case for Green Life Café
The Green Life Café opened on Monroe Street last summer with an emphasis on healthy, sustainable food and fresh ingredients.
Restaurant review: Food, drinks, '50s-'60s vibe make Octane special
Restaurant review: Food, drinks, '50s-'60s vibe make Octane special
Octane Interlounge in downtown Rockford playfully celebrates that '50s-'60s vibe with a bar/restaurant that is billed as “fun, casual dining,” says Gazette restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno.
Restaurant review: Madison's Osteria Papavero provides top-shelf Italian
Restaurant review: Madison's Osteria Papavero provides top-shelf Italian
Since 2005, Osteria Papavero has been quietly operating on East Wilson Street in downtown Madison, turning out some of the best Italian food in the city, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
Restaurant review: Merrill & Houston's is ideal for a nice night out
Restaurant review: Merrill & Houston's is ideal for a nice night out
When Gazette restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno visited Merrill & Houston's Steak Joint when it opened in 2012, not all of the eatery's issues were ironed out. In a return trip on a recent Friday night, she found that, other than a few small service issues, the experience was completely different.
Restaurant review: Madison's Forage can be fantastic, depending when you go
Restaurant review: Madison's Forage can be fantastic, depending when you go
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick had two differing experiences at Forage Kitchen, a restaurant in the 600 block of State Street in Madison. On a Sunday morning, he calls his visit "refreshing." On a Friday night, however, he felt it left much to be desired.
Restaurant review: No bun no problem at Edgerton's Craving Burgers
Restaurant review: No bun no problem at Edgerton's Craving Burgers
Craving Burgers is a new “bunless” burger joint that opened about six months ago at 522 Main St., Edgerton.
Restaurant review: Madison’s Nani Restaurant delivers delicious dim sum
Restaurant review: Madison’s Nani Restaurant delivers delicious dim sum
Nani, a Chinese restaurant that opened on the city’s west side last year, has become a favorite Cantonese-style eatery, specializing in cuisine prepared in small, bite-sized portions known as dim sum, restaurant reviewer Bill Livick writes.
Restaurant review: Hunt Club Steakhouse could use updated menu
Restaurant review: Hunt Club Steakhouse could use updated menu
The exterior of the Hunt Club Steakhouse in Lake Geneva reminds restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno of John Hughes films from the 1980s. Unfortunately, so does the menu.
Restaurant review: Statehouse's service, fare leaving diner wanting
Restaurant review: Statehouse's service, fare leaving diner wanting
Despite describing Madison's Statehouse Restaurant at the Edgewater Hotel "something of an architectural work of art," restaurant reviewer Bill Livick wasn't quite as enthusiastic about the service or the food.
Restaurant review: Taste, value collide at Rockford's popular Stockholm Inn
Restaurant review: Taste, value collide at Rockford's popular Stockholm Inn
The Stockholm Inn is like the Norske Nook on steroids; it's absolutely huge, says restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno.