A dynamic duo keep Middleton's K-Peppers kicking
Rachel and Eric Kim stay at the helm of the kitchen and in the front of the house.
Metalsmith Martha Fitzmier forges community through her art practice
Martha Fitzmier creates everything from vases to serving spoons and candlestick holders to decorative storage boxes.
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.
Take an adventure in Lake Geneva's A-frame
A couple renovated and revamped a Lake Geneva home, turning it into a rentable retreat.
The Lake Superior Barn sleeps 20 in a north woods respite
You can invite the whole family, a few friends and anyone else you think needs break in a big barn in the town of Maple.
Let your mind drift in a high-end cabin in the Driftless area
The Mill Creek Cabins offer an idyllic, remote experience in the hills between Richland Center and Viroqua to allow guests to escape into nature.
Four distinctive places to stay in Wisconsin
Stay a couple of nights at one of these unique locales.
9 a-plus a-frames to stay in Wisconsin
A-frame cabins are favorites for those looking for a charming cabin feel.
Revel closing downtown location, transitioning to virtual, event-based model
by closing the location, Revel plans to focus on collaborations, partnerships, pop-ups and private events.
Madison baker selected as Bread Hero of the Midwest by World Bread Awards
Tiptree World Bread Awards USA announced Madison baker Mo Cheeks of Bread & Justice as the Bread Hero of the Midwest.
Everyday Kitchen delivers Wisconsin fare with a twist
Everyday Kitchen is a chef-driven restaurant that incorporates local ingredients into its modern American comfort food dishes.
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.
The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. has brewed success
Since opening in 1994, the wins continued to stack up for The Great Dane, totaling 80 awards to date in the annual readers’ poll.
Woodman's Market has become a golden grocer
Out of the 65 wins, most of Woodman's Market wins are in the liquor and grocery categories.
The Old Fashioned creates award-winning Wisconsin fare
With 63 Best of Madison awards so far, The Old Fashioned has been recognized for the classic Wisconsin fare that one may expect.
L'Etoile award-winning, shining star power
By the time Best of Madison rolled around in 1981, L’Etoile was well on its way to institution status. Now, it has won 61 total awards.
Gone, but still some of the best Best of Madison winners
While these businesses are no longer operating in the Madison area, they leave behind a legacy of memories and Best of Madison awards.
Maria Amalia is a storyteller through her papermaking practice
Maria Amalia tells stories of home, immigration, memories and shared journeys within the community.
Sun Prairie music teacher selected as semifinalist for Music Educator Award presented by Grammy Museum
The Recording Academy and Grammy Museum announced the semifinalists for the Music Educator Award Wednesday, and this year's list includes a music teacher from Sun Prairie's Patrick Marsh Middle School.
8 local curd burgers you can enjoy year-round
While the CurderBurger is a first for Culver's, a few Madison restaurants have crafted their own renditions featuring cheese curds.
A culinary trip around The Globe
With dishes inspired by more than 20 countries, this North Henry Street spot has the range of a worldwide culinary tour.
11 vendors pop up in two State Street storefronts
The Madison Pop-Up Shop Program opened The Culture Collectives Pop-Up Shops Friday.
Tory Miller's Estrellón to close permanently
After seven years on West Johnson Street, Estrellón announced on social media it will be permanently closing its doors.
Tom Bartlett of Sylva Spoon whittles local urban wood into beautiful, usable cookware
Tom Bartlett specializes in green woodworking, a craft that utilizes softer woods that can be carved using hand tools.
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.