Author: Nathan Denzin

Gallery: Iconic Madison places enshrined in Lego

Aaron Williams has created Lego replicas of Madison buildings and businesses since the pandemic started.

Aaron Williams has created Lego replicas of Madison buildings and businesses since the pandemic started.

Start your morning with these 5 local granolas

Madison businesses are making granolas you'll want to add to yogurt, pour in a bowl with milk or just eat plain out of the bag.

Madison businesses are making granolas you'll want to add to yogurt, pour in a bowl with milk or just eat plain out of the bag.

Former hate group members share messages of love, empathy and understanding

Nonprofit's guest speakers took the stage at McFarland High School on Jan. 6 to speak with high school students about combating domestic terrorism and hate.

Nonprofit's guest speakers took the stage at McFarland High School on Jan. 6 to speak with high school students about combating domestic terrorism and hate.

Enjoy a no-cook holiday with these pre-made meals

Leave the prep to the professionals this holiday season while you relax and enjoy time with friends and family.

Leave the prep to the professionals this holiday season while you relax and enjoy time with friends and family.

14 holiday donation resources to help you give back in Madison

As the weather gets colder and winter kicks off, here are some holiday donation resources that help members of the Madison community.

As the weather gets colder and winter kicks off, here are some holiday donation resources that help members of the Madison community.

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.

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.

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.

The Best of Madison Legacy Awards

In honor of the list’s 40th year, we’re delighted to look back on the poll’s history and introduce The Best of Madison Legacy Awards.

In honor of the list’s 40th year, we’re delighted to look back on the poll’s history and introduce The Best of Madison Legacy Awards.

Nau-Ti-Gal is Best of Madison's waterfront champion

Whether it is packed for Sunday brunch or serving anglers as they boat up to the restaurant, Nau-Ti-Gal has stayed consistent, racking up 72 awards with 25 golds in total.

Whether it is packed for Sunday brunch or serving anglers as they boat up to the restaurant, Nau-Ti-Gal has stayed consistent, racking up 72 awards with 25 golds in total.

Memorial Union racks up awards for its standout terrace

With one of the best views of Lake Mendota, Memorial Union and its legendary terrace have taken home 58 total awards in the annual poll.

With one of the best views of Lake Mendota, Memorial Union and its legendary terrace have taken home 58 total awards in the annual poll.

Paisan's produces popular pizza and more

Paisan’s first appeared in the 1982 Best of Madison list for inexpensive dining, and it has won 53 total awards.

Paisan’s first appeared in the 1982 Best of Madison list for inexpensive dining, and it has won 53 total awards.

A look inside the new Target on State Street

A new small-format shop is opening on State Street in the space that used to be Under Armour.

A new small-format shop is opening on State Street in the space that used to be Under Armour.

State Line Distillery helps create 'whiskey for good' in national collaboration

A partnership of distilleries around the country, Good Deeds Spirits, creates first cause-supporting whiskey blend, which includes a single malt whiskey from a local operation

A partnership of distilleries around the country, Good Deeds Spirits, creates first cause-supporting whiskey blend, which includes a single malt whiskey from a local operation