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Restaurant review: 'The Wise' works to win over Monroe Street crowd
Restaurant review: 'The Wise' works to win over Monroe Street crowd
The Wise restaurant in HotelRED, at the corner of Monroe and Regent streets across from Camp Randall Stadium, reinvented itself a year ago with a renovated dining room, menu and new head chef.
Dinner theater returns to the Armory in Janesville on Dec. 12-13
Dinner theater returns to the Armory in Janesville on Dec. 12-13
For the first time since 2011, the Armory will present dinner theater with the production of "Christmas at the Armory."
Restaurant review: Tasty tacos and more await at Whitewater's Taco Fresco
Restaurant review: Tasty tacos and more await at Whitewater's Taco Fresco
With a warm atmosphere that is ideal during Wisconsin winters, Taco Fresco in Whitewater specializes in Mexican food while also offering burgers and Asian.
Restaurant review: Madison's Estrellon can make any night special
Restaurant review: Madison's Estrellon can make any night special
Celebrity chef Tory Miller of Madison opened his fourth restaurant in July in a new building on West Johnson Street. Estrellon, with its emphasis on Spanish cuisine, represents a new direction for the James Beard Award-winning chef, who also owns and operates L'Etoile, Graze and Sujeo, a pan-Asian eatery Miller launched last year.
Restaurant review: Inconspicuous Greenfire is worth the ride to Rockford
Restaurant review: Inconspicuous Greenfire is worth the ride to Rockford
Greenfire Restaurant Bar & Bakery in Rockford, Illinois, is anything but a chain restaurant. It's the ambitious breakfast, lunch, dinner and bar creation of Chef Philippe Forcioli, who opened the business in 2012 after building a reputation with Cafe Patou, says Gazette restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno.
Restaurant review: Cantina continues Pasqual's fine food tradition
Restaurant review: Cantina continues Pasqual's fine food tradition
While Pasqual's food is generally very good, its margaritas—which are served in pint glasses—are another claim to local fame, restaurant reviewer Bill Livick writes.
Restaurant review: Family expert vouches for Zen Sushi's authenticity
Restaurant review: Family expert vouches for Zen Sushi's authenticity
Gazette restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno brought the big guns - her father-in-law - to critique the Japanese fare at Zen Sushi in Beloit. According to her, he was not disappointed.
Restaurant review: Hamilton's continues upscale momentum of Capitol Square dining
Restaurant review: Hamilton's continues upscale momentum of Capitol Square dining
The quality of the food at Hamilton's on the Square cannot be overstated, restaurant reviewer Bill Livick writes.
Restaurant review: Small plates are a big deal at Five Forks Market
Restaurant review: Small plates are a big deal at Five Forks Market
Gazette restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno says Five Forks Market in Rockford offers salads, pizzas and panini sandwiches for lunch, but in the evening it turns into a tapas bar serving a nice selection of wines and cocktails.
Restaurant review: Savvy diners won't feel cheated at Madison's Graft
Restaurant review: Savvy diners won't feel cheated at Madison's Graft
Graft, which opened in July at 18 N. Carroll St., Madison, specializes in small plates designed for sharing. It features a concise menu divided into four categories: veg and grains, fish and shellfish, meat and large plates