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Restaurant review: Craft beer, pub food are calling cards for Madison's HopCat
Restaurant review: Craft beer, pub food are calling cards for Madison's HopCat
The folks who opened HopCat in July spared no expense in building a big, upscale bar and restaurant featuring 130 craft beers and the kitchen's signature creation, the so-called crack fries.
Restaurant Review: La Taguara is true taste of Venezuelan culture
Restaurant Review: La Taguara is true taste of Venezuelan culture
It's been more than two years since a taste of Venezuela came to Madison in the form of La Taguara, and apparently Madison likes the flavor.
Restaurant Review: Food, story are both good at Backyard Barbeque
Restaurant Review: Food, story are both good at Backyard Barbeque
The food at Backyard Barbeque is as good as the story behind it, restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno writes.
Restaurant Review: Madison's Lao Laan-Xang helps diners learn to love Laotian
Restaurant Review: Madison's Lao Laan-Xang helps diners learn to love Laotian
Christine Inthachith opened the original Lao Laan-Xang restaurant on Williamson Street in Madison about 17 years ago. In 2005, she opened a second restaurant in a larger spot on Atwood Avenue, about a mile from the original. Customers flock to the two restaurants for curries, noodle dishes and other more exotic fare.
Restaurant Review: Steve's Deli Dog House isn't fancy, but it's ideal for hot dogs
Restaurant Review: Steve's Deli Dog House isn't fancy, but it's ideal for hot dogs
Steve’s Deli Dog House, 320 N. Parker Drive, Janesville, is in the original Deli Dog House location. It’s not fancy dining, but it’s fine for stopping in and eating a sandwich, restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno says.
KANDU assumes ownership of The Armory
KANDU assumes ownership of The Armory
Nonprofit company KANDU Industries has assumed ownership of The Armory, months after it overtook management of the restaurant in downtown Janesville.
Restaurant Review: Freiburg Gastropub proves fitting taste of real Germany
Restaurant Review: Freiburg Gastropub proves fitting taste of real Germany
Freiburg Gastropub opened earlier this summer on Monroe Street, further contributing to the popular dining scene on the city's near-west side. The new restaurant/bar combo puts a third German dining spot on the map here, with Essen Haus and Come Back In having already been established for decades east of the Capitol Square.
Tasteful Janesville organizers hope area diners are ready to break from the chains
Tasteful Janesville organizers hope area diners are ready to break from the chains
Janesville's Jake Sailing is introducing Tasteful Janesville, a reincarnation of the former Taste of Janesville, on Saturday, Aug. 22 at Riverside Park in Janesville.
Restaurant Review: Whitewater's 'Joe's' goes a bit too heavy on the 'casual'
Restaurant Review: Whitewater's 'Joe's' goes a bit too heavy on the 'casual'
Casual Joe's, an authentic barbecue joint, opened in May in the old Fort Auto Body building. Chef Tyler Sailsbery went on a trek around the Midwest and the South to learn about barbecue and its different regional flavors. The meats are smoked on site, and the sauces are homemade. It's a great concept, but the execution isn't quite there yet.
Restaurant Review: Oregon's Holstein Kitchen proves an udder delight
Restaurant Review: Oregon's Holstein Kitchen proves an udder delight
A new restaurant in the village of Oregon, about 10 minutes south of Madison on Highway 14, bills itself as a “farm dinner house” where meat and potatoes are central.