Best of Madison

Best of Madison 2016

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Food & Drink

ARTISAN FOOD PRODUCER
Quince & Apple
Underground Meats
Hivecraft

BAKERY – BREAD
Madison Sourdough
Batch Bakehouse
Stella’s

BAKERY – SWEETS
Batch Bakehouse
Greenbush Bakery
Bloom Bake Shop

BBQ
Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ
Famous Dave’s
Fat Jacks Barbecue

AMBIENCE
Harvest
Eno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro
Quivey’s Grove

BEST RESTAURANT
Harvest
Rare Steakhouse
Cento

BLOODY MARY
The Old Fashioned
Short Stack Eatery
Nitty Gritty

BREAKFAST
Marigold Kitchen
Hubbard Avenue Diner
Lazy Jane’s Café & Bakery

BREWERY/BREWPUB
New Glarus Brewing Co.
Ale Asylum
The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

BRUNCH
The Old Fashioned
The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
Sardine

BURGER
The Old Fashioned
Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry
DLUX

BUTCHER
Underground Butcher
Conscious Carnivore
Knoche’s Butcher Shop

CHEESE PRODUCER
Hook’s Cheese Company
Carr Valley Cheese Company
Sassy Cow Creamery

CHEF
Tory Miller: Estrellón, Graze, L’Etoile, Sujeo
Jonny Hunter: Forequarter
Travis Vaughn: Rare Steakhouse

CHINESE
Imperial Garden – West
Umami Ramen & Dumpling Bar
Chang Jiang

CHOCOLATE
Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier
Candinas Chocolatier
Infusion Chocolates

COFFEE ROASTERS
Just Coffee Cooperative
Barriques
True Coffee Roasters

COFFEE SHOP
Colectivo Coffee
Barriques
Ancora Coffee Roasters

DESTINATION RESTAURANT
The Dining Room at 209 Main in Monticello
Dorf Haus Supper Club in Sauk City
Ishnala in Lake Delton

ETHNIC GROCERY STORE
Fraboni’s
Gino’s Italian Deli
Yue-Wah Oriental Foods

FARMERS’ MARKET (Other than Dane County Farmers’ Market)
Hilldale Farmers’ Market
Monona Farmers’ Market
Westside Community Farmers’ Market

FISH FRY
The Old Fashioned
Dorf Haus Supper Club
Buck & Honey’s

FOOD CART
Banzo
FIB’s: Fine Italian Beef and Sausage
Good Food

GREASY SPOON
Mickies Dairy Bar
Monty’s Blue Plate Diner
The Curve

GROCERY STORE
Metcalfe’s Market
Woodman’s Food Market
Willy Street Co-op

ICE CREAM/CUSTARD/GELATO
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream
Babcock Hall Dairy Store
Culver’s

INDIAN/NEPALESE
Swagat
Himal Chuli
Maharani

ITALIAN
Lombardino’s
Paisan’s
Osteria Papavero

JAPANESE/SUSHI
Red Sushi
Sushi Muramoto
Restaurant Muramoto

KID-FRIENDLY
Ella’s Deli and Ice Cream Parlor
The Old Fashioned
Roman Candle Pizzeria

KID’S MENU
Ella’s Deli and Ice Cream Parlor
The Old Fashioned
Culver’s

LAKE VIEW
Sardine
Paisan’s
The Statehouse at The Edgewater

LATIN AMERICAN
Inka Heritage
La Taguara
Crandall’s

MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EASTERN
Mediterranean Cafe
Banzo
Bunky’s Café

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN
Pasqual’s
Taqueria Guadalajara
Eldorado Grill

NEW AMERICAN
Harvest
Bonfyre American Grille
OSS Madison

NEW ORLEANS/CAJUN
New Orleans Take-Out
Louisianne’s Etc.
Liliana’s Restaurant

NEW RESTAURANT
Estrellón
Hamilton’s on the Square
Graft

OUTDOOR DINING
Harvest
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
Sprecher’s Restaurant  & Pub

PASTRY CHEF
Elizabeth Dahl: Nostrano
Tina Matlock: CIRC
Taylor Feldmann: Estrellón

PIZZA
Glass Nickel Pizza Co.
Salvatore’s Tomato Pies
Ian’s Pizza

SANDWICH SPOT
Fraboni’s
Stalzy’s Deli & Bakery
Monty’s Blue Plate Diner

SEAFOOD
Sardine
Tempest Oyster Bar
Captain Bill’s

SOUTHEAST ASIAN
Sa-Bai Thong
Ha Long Bay
Lao Laan-Xang

SPECIALTY FOOD STORE
Brennan’s Market
Fromagination
Willy Street Co-op

STEAKHOUSE
Tornado Steak House
Johnny Delmonico’s
Rare Steakhouse

SUPPER CLUB
The Old Fashioned
Tornado Steak House
Dorf Haus Supper Club

UPSCALE DINING
Harvest
L’Etoile
Cento

VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY
The Green Owl Café
Lao Laan-Xang
Monty’s Blue Plate Diner

WINE & SPIRITS
Steve’s Wine, Beer & Spirits
Woodman’s Food Market
Barriques

Nightlife

BAR FOR BEER
The Old Fashioned
The Malt House
The Coopers Tavern

BAR FOR COCKTAILS
Merchant
Gib’s
Opus Lounge

BAR WITH A VIEW
The Boathouse at the Edgewater
Fresco
Sardine

BARTENDER
Steve Renfro, High Noon Saloon
Travis Peevey, Winedown
Darrell Ternes, Nitty Gritty

CRAFT BEER
Fantasy Factory, Karben4
Spotted Cow, New Glarus Brewing Co.
Hopalicious, Ale Asylum

DANCE VENUE
Plan B
The Cardinal Bar
Madison’s

DIVE BAR
Caribou Tavern
Paradise Lounge
The Plaza

GAY BAR
Plan B
Shamrock Bar & Grille
Woof’s

HAPPY HOUR
Nitty Gritty
Cento
Genna’s Lounge

HOTEL BAR
The Statehouse at The Edgewater
The Wise at HotelRED
CIRC at The Madison Concourse Hotel

LATE NIGHT FOOD
The Old Fashioned
Ian’s Pizza
Short Stack Eatery

LIVE MUSIC VENUE
High Noon Saloon
Memorial Union
Overture Center for the Arts

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR
Varsity Bar & Grill
Tip Top Tavern
Harmony Bar & Grill

SPORTS BAR
Jordan’s Big 10 Pub
Varsity Bar & Grill
Nitty Gritty

WINE BAR
Eno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro
Winedown
Cento

Arts & Entertainment

ART GALLERY/MUSEUM
Chazen Museum of Art
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

CLASSICAL ARTS GROUP
Madison Symphony Orchestra
Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
Edgewood College Music Department

COLUMNIST
Doug Moe
George Hesselberg
John Nichols

COMEDY GROUP
Atlas Improv Co.
The Monkey Business Institute
Flaming Dykasaurus

LOCAL ACTOR
Greg Hudson
Michael Herold
James DeVita

LOCAL BAND OR SINGER – BLUES
The Jimmys
Kirstie Kraus
Dan Walkner

LOCAL BAND OR SINGER – COUNTRY
5th GEAR
Madison County
Thirsty Jones

LOCAL BAND OR SINGER – HIP-HOP
Ben Z
The Beat Chefs
CRASHprez

LOCAL BAND OR SINGER – JAZZ
Lo Marie
Gerri DiMaggio
Lovely Socialite

LOCAL BAND OR SINGER – ROCK/INDIE/FOLK/ALT
Emerald Grove
Brandon Beebe
Meghan Rose

LOCAL BLOG
Madison Moms Blog
Eat Laugh Craft
By the Seat of Our Pants

LOCAL FOOD BLOG
Things I Made Today
eat.laugh.craft
Bowen Appétit

LOCAL WEBSITE
channel3000.com
WKOW.com
madison.com

MORNING NEWS TEAM
Christine Bellport, Charlie Shortino & Ashley Matthews, NBC 15
Dani Maxwell, Brandon Taylor & Brian Olson, WKOW 27
Charlotte Deleste, Adam Schrager & Haddie McLean, WISC-TV 3

MORNING RADIO TEAM
Jonathan & Kitty, 105.5 Triple M
Pat O’Neill & Bob Bonner, Magic 98
Jackson & Ashley, Q106.3

MOVIE THEATER
Sundance Cinemas
Marcus Palace Cinemas
Marcus Point Cinema

MUSEUM
Madison Children’s Museum
Chazen Museum of Art
UW–Madison Geology Museum

PERFORMANCE VENUE
Overture Center for the Arts
American Players Theatre
High Noon Saloon

PERFORMING ARTS GROUP
American Players Theatre
Forward Theater Company
Edgewood College Theatre Arts

PHOTOGRAPHER
Paulius Musteikis Photography
Maureen Cassidy Photography
Copper Key Visuals

SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY
Sly
Amber Noggle
Michelle Li

SPOKEN WORD ARTIST/POET
Art Paul Schlosser
Fabu
Adam Gregory Pergament

TV PERSONALITY
Amber Noggle, WKOW 27
Eric Franke, WISC-TV 3
Charlie Shortino, NBC 15

YOUTH PERFORMING ARTS GROUP
Young Shakespeare Players
Madison Youth Choirs
Children’s Theater of Madison

Home & Lifestyle

ALTERATIONS
Binh’s Tailoring
Top Tailoring
Mary’s Tailoring
Right Size Alteration Services (Hilldale) (TIE FOR 3RD)

ASSISTED LIVING/RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
Capitol Lakes
Attic Angel Community
Oakwood Village

AUTO DEALER
Smart Motors
Zimbrick
Wilde East Towne Honda

AUTO REPAIR
Smart Motors
Zimbrick
Wild East Towne Honda

BARBER SHOP
THORPS Haircuts & Color
Monona Barber Shop
Stadium Barbers

BED & BREAKFAST
Mansion Hill Inn
Token Creek Eco-Inn
Arbor House, An Environmental Inn

BODY SHOP
Ball Body Shop
Collision Masters of Wisconsin
Gates Auto Body

BOOKSTORE
The University Book Store
Frugal Muse
A Room of One’s Own

CATERER
Blue Plate Catering
Underground Food Collective
Willy Street Co-op

CLEANING SERVICES
Green Ladies Cleaning
Mother Earth Cleaners
Kayla’s Custom Cleaning

CLOTHING (MEN)
Jazzman
Context
Lucca Fine Men’s Clothing

CLOTHING (WOMEN)
Terese Zache Designs
Karen & Co./Sassafras
Rupert Cornelius

CONSIGNMENT STORE
The Pink Poodle
Happily Ever After
ReThreads

DOG TRAINING
Dog Face Training
Wunderdog
The Dog Den

DRY CLEANER
Klinke Cleaners
Best Cleaners
Lake Mills Cleaners & Dyers

FLORIST
Farm to Vase
Felly’s Flowers
Choles Floral

FURNITURE/HOME ACCESSORIES
A1 Furniture & Mattress
The Century House
Don’s Home Furniture

GIFT SHOP/SPECIALTY STORE
Orange Tree Imports
Burnie’s Rock Shop
Little Luxuries

HAIR SALON
BELLA
ANiU Salon & Spa
RZ & Company

HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY
Home Health United
BrightStar Care
Home Instead Senior Care

HOTEL
The Edgewater
The Madison Concourse Hotel
HotelRED

JEWELER
TQ Diamonds
Middleton Jewelers
Goodman’s Jewelers

LAWN, GARDEN & LANDSCAPE
The Bruce Company
Jung Gardening Service
Klein’s Floral & Greenhouses

MUSIC STORE
Strictly Discs
Ward-Brodt Music
B-Side Records

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT STORE
Heid Music
Ward-Brodt Music
Farley’s House of Pianos

NAIL SALON
Diamond Nails & Spa
Elevation Salon & Spa
RZ & Company

PET DAY CARE, BOARDING & PAMPERING
Ruffin’ It Resort
Camp K9 Pet Care Center
Happy Dogz Daycare

PET STORE
Mounds Pet Food Warehouse
MadCat Pet Supplies
Bad Dog Frida

SHOES
Morgan’s Shoes
The Shoe Box
Cornblooms

SPA
Elevation Salon & Spa
RZ & Company
The Edgewater Spa

TATTOO
Blue Lotus Tattoo
Capitol City Tattoo
Ultimate Arts Tattoo and Iron Quill Tattoo (TIE FOR 3rd)

VETERINARIAN
Sondel Family Veterinary Clinic
Truesdell Animal Care Hospital and Clinic
True Veterinary Care

Recreation & Fitness

ALTERNATIVE FITNESS CENTER
Boulders Climbing Gym
CORE Health & Fitness
Flyght Indoor Cycling

BIKE SHOP
Budget Bicycle Center
Machinery Row Bicycles
Trek Bicycle Store

BOWLING ALLEY
Ten Pin Alley
Schwoegler Park Towne Lanes
Badger Bowl

FITNESS CENTER
The Princeton Club
Prairie Athletic Club
Harbor Athletic Club

GOLF COURSE
Pleasant View Golf Course
University Ridge Golf Course
Door Creek Golf Course

MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO
Black Belt America
Twisted Fitness
Villari’s Martial Arts Cooperative

PARK
Tenney Park
Vilas Park
Olin Park and Elver Park (TIE FOR 3RD)

PERSONAL TRAINER
Kelsey Hendrickson, Orange Shoe Personal Fitness
Eric Lord, CORE Health & Fitness
Sam Masino, Ford’s Gym

RUNNING/BIKING TRAIL
UW Arboretum
Capital City State Trail
Pheasant Branch Creek Conservancy

SPORTS & RECREATION SHOP
Fleet Feet Sports
Berkeley Running Company
Endurance House

YOGA/PILATES
Inner Fire Yoga
Dragonfly Hot Yoga
Kula Yoga & Wellness

 


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