Best of the ‘Burbs 2016

Best of the ‘Burbs 2016

The suburbs bring to mind friendly neighbors, picket fences, soccer moms and chain restaurants and shops. All of which aren’t bad things-but there’s so much more surrounding Madison proper that’s worth exploring, too. There are breweries, shops, bed-and-breakfasts, burgers and festivals that tempt with local flavors, products and sounds. This is the second year of our Best of the ‘Burbs readers’ poll and once again, you resoundingly shared with us your favorite haunts in Madison’s ‘burbs. The public was asked to cast votes in more than 30 categories throughout the month of March. Many of these categories were write-in only, leaving no doubt who you truly love! The top three winners (or in some cases, there are ties for second and third place) are listed in this story.

Best of the ‘Burbs 2016:

Art Gallery: River Arts on Water, Sauk Prairie

Attraction/Landmark: Cave of the Mounds, Blue Mounds

Bakery: *Fosdal Home Bakery, Stoughton

Bed & Breakfast or Inn: *Walking Iron Bed & Breakfast, Mazomanie

Bike Shop: Atkin’s Verona Bicycle Shoppe, Verona

Bowling Alley: *Black Earth Lanes, Black Earth

Breakfast: Base Camp Cafe, Mazomanie

Brewery: *The Grumpy Troll, Mount Horeb

Burger: “The Original” Culver’s, Sauk Prairie

Chocolate: Paul’s Chocolate, Sauk Prairie

Clothing: Stori Anne Co., Stoughton

Coffee Shop: The Mixing Bowl, Sauk Prairie

Community Newspaper: *Mount Horeb Mail, Mount Horeb

Community Pool: Mazomanie Pool, Mazomanie

Festival: Wild West Days, Mazomanie

Fish Fry: The Shack Bar & Grill, Black Earth

Florist: *B-Style Floral and Gifts

Gift/Specialty/Home Accessories Store: The Lillystone

Golf Course: *Pleasant View Golf Course, Middleton

Grocery Store: *Willy Street Co-op, Middleton

Library: *Mazomanie Free Library, Mazomanie

Neighborhood Bar: *R&J’s Saloon, Mazomanie

Orchard or You-Pick Farm: Sutter’s Ridge Family Farm

Pizza: Base Camp Cafe, Mazomanie

Restaurant: Green Acres, Sauk Prairie

School Mascot: Mount Horeb Vikings

Supper Club: Dorf Haus, Sauk Prairie

Theater Group: Stoughton Village Players, Stoughton

Town Slogan: *Troll Capital of the World, Mount Horeb

*An asterisk means that this business was a 2015 Best of the ‘Burbs first-place winner, too!