Dining & Drink

8 cookbooks from Madison area authors to gift this holiday season

These cookbooks from restaurateurs, bloggers, food writers and other local culinarians feature recipes that feel like odes to Madison’s history, tastes and traditions.

These cookbooks from restaurateurs, bloggers, food writers and other local culinarians feature recipes that feel like odes to Madison’s history, tastes and traditions.

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.

Two gamers aim to keep arcade games alive with soon-to-open arcade bar

Brad Van and Chris Welch are opening Aftershock Classic Arcade, an arcade bar and family entertainment center, on Dec. 1.

Brad Van and Chris Welch are taking their gaming expertise to Aftershock Classic Arcade, a vintage arcade bar and family entertainment center, set to open on Dec. 1.

4 new protein purveyors in the Madison area

Three new butcher shops and a fish market are operating under a modern set of standards with a focus on sustainability, mindful sourcing and ethical practices.

Three new butcher shops and a fish market are operating under a modern set of standards with a focus on sustainability, mindful sourcing and ethical practices.

Madison Eats Food Tours navigated the pandemic like a tour de force

Otehlia Cassidy couldn’t have guessed that her 10th year as a food tour host would be marked by reinventing and relaunching her business.

Otehlia Cassidy couldn’t have guessed that her 10th year as a food tour host would be marked by reinventing and relaunching her business.

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.

Everyday Kitchen is a chef-driven restaurant that incorporates local ingredients into its modern American comfort food dishes.

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.

While the CurderBurger is a first for Culver's, a few Madison restaurants have crafted their own renditions featuring cheese curds.

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

12 French toasts to add to your breakfast rotation

Savory or sweet, French toast provides a decadent base for any topping, stuffing or syrup you can stick your fork through.

Savory or sweet, French toast provides a decadent base for any topping, stuffing or syrup you can stick your fork through.

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.

With dishes inspired by more than 20 countries, this North Henry Street spot has the range of a worldwide culinary tour.

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.

After seven years on West Johnson Street, Estrellón announced on social media it will be permanently closing its doors.

Your list of not-so-basic fall drinks

In honor of "pumpkin spice" season, we've put together a local guide to 32 fall specials available at local coffee shops and cafes.

In honor of "pumpkin spice" season, we've put together a local guide to 32 fall specials available at local coffee shops and cafes.