Author: Gaby Vinick

New ‘Brix Project’ highlights the importance of a local food ecosystem

Brix Cider’s three-year initiative will produce 12 original short films, as well as host screening events to showcase custom ciders, featured farmers and guest chefs.

Almost all of the food we eat — 80% of common grocery items, according to a recent report by The Guardian — is produced by a handful of conglomerates, and only 15 cents of every dollar we spend at the grocery store goes to the farmer. That’s not the case at Brix Cider in Mount Horeb, where owners Matt and Marie Raboin are working to disrupt the food ecosystem entirely. 

New Restoration Soap & Bodycare shop opens Friday

Founder Ruth Collins is determined to bring chemical-free bath and body products to the Madison community.

Restoration Soap & Bodycare's first brick-and-mortar location will open on January 14, bringing a host of cruelty-free and chemical-free products to market.

3 quick tips from Clasen's on constructing a gingerbread house

The expert herself, Michelle Clasen of Clasen’s European Bakery, shares some of her own gingerbread house-making tips.

Just because Christmas has passed doesn't mean you can't still put together a festive gingerbread house. The family-owned and Middleton-based Clasen’s European Bakery is offering a Gingerbread House Kit with instructions to put together your own masterpiece.

It’s not too late to buy these 14 Wisconsin gift boxes

Everyone has different interests and shopping styles, but these local holiday gift boxes will suit anyone’s taste.

We’ve all been there with the last-minute shopping, but it’s not too late to buy these Wisconsin gift boxes, all of which are aimed to please any gift receiver.

New clothing and home store Unfolded opens in Prairie du Sac

Tatum Schroeder and Melissa Hartwig are introducing some opportunities for shoppers old and young in Sauk County.

On December 3, Tatum Schroeder and Melissa Hartwig announced their grand opening of “Unfolded Clothing and Home,” 422 Water Street, another locally-owned shop ready for business.

Your late-night dining guide to Madison

These 17 spots demonstrate that Madison is still a dining destination after dark.

These 17 spots demonstrate that Madison is still a dining destination after dark.

Stay busy this December with these fun events

This month, artists, authors, business owners and locals are ushering in a new winter wonderland, full of events and activities for a night out.

This month, artists, authors, business owners and locals are ushering in a new winter wonderland, full of events and activities for a night out.

8 cookbooks from Madison area authors to gift this holiday season

These cookbooks from restaurateurs, bloggers, food writers and other local culinarians feature recipes that feel like odes to Madison’s history, tastes and traditions.

These cookbooks from restaurateurs, bloggers, food writers and other local culinarians feature recipes that feel like odes to Madison’s history, tastes and traditions.

Embrace Wisconsin winters with a cabin getaway

Disconnect from your phone, explore a new area, try a new outdoor activity or curl up next to a fireplace during a winter getaway.

Disconnect from your phone, explore a new area, try a new outdoor activity or curl up next to a fireplace during a winter getaway.

Ferryville home looks like an old train caboose, but has a log cabin interior

John Runte already owned the place next door, but when he saw the Red Rail Caboose on the market, he jumped at the chance to keep its engine running (figuratively speaking).

John Runte already owned the place next door, but when he saw the Red Rail Caboose on the market, he jumped at the chance to keep its engine running (figuratively speaking).

8 places to rest and rejuvenate

If vacationing at a remote cabin isn’t for you, opt to stay at a place with multiple units, a rustic hotel or a big enough spot to bring the whole crew.

If vacationing at a remote cabin isn’t for you, opt to stay at a place with multiple units, a rustic hotel or a big enough spot to bring the whole crew.

We've done all your Thanksgiving meal research so you don't have to

Instead of being stuck in your kitchen for hours, here are 18 options for Thanksgiving dinner that are already cooked and prepared so you don’t have to do the work.

Cooking for Thanksgiving can be stressful — nobody wants dry meat or bland stuffing — and we get it. Instead of being stuck in your kitchen for hours, here are 18 options for Thanksgiving dinner that are already cooked and prepared so you don’t have to do the work.

Two gamers aim to keep arcade games alive with soon-to-open arcade bar

Brad Van and Chris Welch are opening Aftershock Classic Arcade, an arcade bar and family entertainment center, on Dec. 1.

Brad Van and Chris Welch are taking their gaming expertise to Aftershock Classic Arcade, a vintage arcade bar and family entertainment center, set to open on Dec. 1.

25 events to keep you busy in November

As the cold sets in, Madison is full of events to keep you busy (and warm) this November.

As the cold sets in, Madison is full of events to keep you busy (and warm) this November. Take advantage of all the fun events in Madison, and you won’t be bored.

Some un-boo-lievable events to finish the month

Pick your potion — or activity — to make the most of October as it nears its end.

It’s spooky season, full of Halloween-themed events, pumpkin patch visits, fall hikes and festive celebrations, galore.