Maija Inveiss

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Maija Inveiss is an associate editor at Madison Magazine. She started as an intern in February 2017 before transitioning into her role as digital content editor for Madison Magazine in June 2017. She’s been an associate editor since January 2021. Maija manages all food and dining coverage for Madison Magazine, along with curating online content, overseeing social media accounts, managing Madison Magazine’s website and newsletters and supervising/writing cover and feature stories. She also writes a monthly print column called “Madison Maker.” Maija graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in Journalism (reporting and strategic communications) and French in May 2017. Working for the Daily Cardinal, Madison Commons and the Badger Herald, Maija gained experience with feature writing and news coverage. In her free time, Maija celebrates her Latvian heritage by singing and folk dancing with the Milwaukee group Metieniņš.


Gallery: Wollersheim Winery harvests grapes for its finest red wine

Domaine Reserve uses grapes from the oldest vines, which are nearly 50 years old.

Meet the artist behind the Grace Coffee Co. art

If you've ever walked into a Grace Coffee Co. location, you've seen and admired Julie Vornholt's artwork.

5 locally crafted hard apple ciders

As the saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and this fall we’re embracing that mantra by sampling hard ciders from local purveyors.

The Wisconsin Book Festival announces fall celebration schedule

The festival will be Oct. 21-24 with more than 20 events from authors.

Hilldale plans to expand to create more space for retailers and restaurants

The expansion will add more businesses, an ice rink, an expanded farmers market and more.

Maly Vang weaves her Hmong heritage into modern macramé wall art

While she creates all sorts of wall hangings and some other macramé accessories, over the past couple years, Vang has become well known for her xauv-inspired pieces.

Stoughton bookstore launches GoFundMe in effort to go mobile

Since opening in January of this year, Itty Bitty Bookstore has only grown, and now the owner is looking for a new way to share her mission.

Madison Night Market to return this week after year-long hiatus

After a year without markets, Madison's Central Business Improvement District is bringing back the Madison Night Market Thursday.

Saying goodbye to Next Door, hello to Starkweather Brewing on Atwood Avenue

After eight years of calling its Atwood Avenue location home, Next Door Brewing is moving on while Starkweather Brewing Co. is moving in.

Madison Black Restaurant Week to highlight nearly 40 Black-owned food businesses

Madison Black Chamber of Commerce is hosting the sixth annual Madison Black Restaurant Week on Aug. 8-15.

Maker behind Madison Glassworks creates modern stained glass art

Rebecca DeKuiper's art deco style updates an ancient craft.

How you can get free Greenbush doughnuts this week

Plus two other free items as part of the CrossFit Games.

Best of Madison 2021 Winners

When 2020 handed out lemons, they gave us their best.

2021 Best of Madison Editors' Picks

Our editorial team picked some businesses, initiatives and people that have stood out over the past year.

Mount Horeb to host 150+ artists at 50th annual art fair this weekend

After a one-year hiatus, the Mount Horeb Art Fair is back on Main Street for its 50th year.

22 Madison area barbecue spots to enjoy all summer long

Nothing says summertime quite like some good old-fashioned barbecue.

Progress Center for Black Women to move to Capitol Square

The Progress Center for Black Women, which was founded in 2017, is moving from Fitchburg to the Capitol Square in July. 

Xizhou Xie has excelled at the art of the pour

Xizhou Xie started with acrylic pour art as a hobby, but she soon became overloaded with canvases.

Red Rock Saloon to move to State Street this fall

Red Rock is moving into HopCat's previous location.

'The Generous Home' donates $1.2 million to 15 local nonprofits

Through help from donations of local businesses, the program is able to give funds to local nonproits.

Meep Meepleton's World of Fun takes customers on a trip back in time

The shop, located at 912 Williamson St., opened in early June with a focus on vintage toys and pop culture objects.

Ashley Anderson reels on the water when kayak-fishing

When Ashley Anderson first started kayak-fishing last summer, she was immediately hooked.

Melissa Finkelstein chills on her stand-up paddleboard

Melissa Finkelstein always loved being on the water, but it wasn’t until cabin fever set in months into the pandemic that she bought her own inflatable stand-up paddleboard, or SUP.

Taste of Madison to return to new location after a year hiatus

Taste of Madison Off the Square will be Sept. 4 and Sept. 5.

Sunn Cafe brightens up lunchtime in Mount Horeb

Cindy Curtes and Tasha Peterson opened the lunch-focused spot in 2016.

LIST: 250+ Madison area patios to visit this summer

Patio season is upon us, check out more than 250 in Madison and its surrounding cities.

Local leatherworker handmakes leather goods that last

When he’s not renovating camper vans, Josh Oakes creates wallets, bags, belts and more.

Willy Street Co-op East introduces fresh food robot to make meals, snacks

Willy Street Co-op is the first Madison business to have Sally the Robot.

Dragonfly Hot Yoga launches GoFundMe in hopes of saving its four locations

Dragonfly hopes to raise $400,000 to pay back rent and cover summer expenses.

Interactive experience #FYP Social Studio opens in Wisconsin Dells

#FYP Social Studio is an immersive, photo-focused attraction.

6 local spice companies to elevate your cooking skills

Boring meals begone — add a little spice from local producers to raise any dish from bland to bold.

Meet social artist Borealis

Artist Borealis finds a way to keep creating through the pandemic using secondhand materials.

Taco Local finds a home on Williamson Street

Simple tacos are the key at this food truck concept turned restaurant.

Fete de Marquette canceled for second year due to the coronavirus

The Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center and Willy Street Co-op decided to cancel the event out of caution for attendees and staff members who work the event.

State Street mainstay to close after nearly 50 years

The Pipefitter decided to close following a year of challenges.

Terrace chairs return Wednesday, marking start of 2021 terrace season

Access is limited to UW–Madison students, faculty and staff.

Guide to pairing wine and takeout meals

Square Wine Co. helps match your favorite takeout meals with vino.

Dane County Farmers' Saturday Market starts this weekend

The Saturday market offers walk-up sales along with preorders.