Drive through this part of town and you soon realize you’ve happened upon someplace special. It looks and feels like Main Street, U.S.A. Located along the north shore of Lake Monona, the Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara neighborhood features comfortable, modest single-family homes and duplexes mixed in with retail shops and restaurants. The heart of the neighborhood is the Goodman Community Center, a nonprofit organization that offers a welcoming space for families, children and seniors in the area, with its teen center and fitness facility. The center also caters to food-insecure families through its pantry, feeding up to 100 families each week with fresh, locally sourced food. Speaking of eating, Schenk-Atwood has its fair share of iconic, casual restaurants, such as Monty’s Blue Plate Diner, Next Door Brewing Company and Green Owl Café, a popular vegetarian and vegan restaurant. But don’t forget about the kitschy taverns around here too, including Harmony Bar & Grill (live music haven), Players Sports Bar (its burgers are some of the best) and Ohio Tavern (famous for tacos). For dessert, treat yourself to just about anything at Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier. The truffles are divine!