Author: Hannah Twietmeyer

Where to eat outside now in Madison

19 patios, porches and decks reopened to the public with safety guidelines in place

Here are 19 patios, porches and decks — and links to their safety guidelines – that are serving up great summer bites and drinks at limited capacity if you’re looking to dine outdoors.

8 Madison patios and "streateries" set up for outdoor dining

Restaurants expand seating options while operating capacity is at 50%

In an effort to provide aid to recovering businesses, the City of Madison created the “Streatery” Restaurant Recovery Program, which temporarily allows restaurants to expand outdoor dining onto the public sidewalks, on-street parking areas or in privately owned parking lots through an administrative approval process.

Were more pets adopted due to quarantine?

While some area pet shelters reported adoption increases during quarantine, others report lower numbers due to fewer furry friends available for adoption.

While some area pet shelters reported adoption increases during quarantine, others report lower numbers due to fewer furry friends available for adoption.

Curbside pop-up replaces in-person Madison Vegan Fest

Pre-order by Thursday and pick up your vegan eats this Saturday

The original plans for Madison Vegan Fest are canceled, but you can still celebrate veganism, animal rights and environmentally friendly eats at a curb-side pop-up this Saturday.

21 Madison-based organizations that focus on Black empowerment

Here are a few donation opportunities to support local groups working to fight racial injustice and lift up Black people and families in our community

Here's a list of donation opportunities to support local groups working to fight racial injustice and lift up Black people and families in our community.

25 black-owned food businesses to support in and around Madison

As a consumer, decisions on how you spend your money hold power.

There are ways to support a cause without monetary donations – research, education, conversation, time – but some organizations require financial funding to fully commit and operate toward long-term change.

Every dish from our Meatless Madison series

We combed through Madison menus to find some of the best meatless dishes the city has to offer.

Our vegan and vegetarian scene isn't exactly robust, but we combed through Madison menus to find some of the best meatless dishes the city has to offer.