Dining & Drink

The Heights cafe to permanently close next week

After staffing shortages and pandemic restrictions, North Allen Street restaurant will close; turn into event space and grow its membership wine program.

After staffing shortages and pandemic restrictions, North Allen Street restaurant will close; turn into event space and grow its membership wine program.

Off-the-beaten-path patios worth the drive

This summer, go the extra mile and spend time with friends and family at one of these outdoor spaces beyond Madison.

This summer, go the extra mile and spend time with friends and family at one of these outdoor spaces beyond Madison.

Crescendo's Monroe Street location to permanently close

The cafe's last day open will be July 28 as co-owners Cait and Paul Sirianni shift their focus on other aspects of their business and family.

The cafe's last day open will be July 28 as co-owners Cait and Paul Sirianni shift their focus on other aspects of their business and family.

10 reasons why we’re in mushroom mania

Mushrooms have a starring role on menus across Madison, growers are cultivating unique varieties, many people are shifting to plant-based diets and home chefs are finding ways to incorporate fungi into dishes.

Mushrooms have a starring role on menus across Madison, growers are cultivating unique varieties, many people are shifting to plant-based diets and home chefs are finding ways to incorporate fungi into dishes.

Four Madison-area restaurants selected for Wine Spectator's 2022 Restaurant Awards

Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro, Green Acres Restaurant, L’Etoile Restaurant, and RARE Steakhouse are among 3,169 dining destinations across the globe and 32 in Wisconsin to receive one of the Wine Spectator’s three awards.

Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro, Green Acres Restaurant, L’Etoile Restaurant and RARE Steakhouse are among 3,169 dining destinations across the globe and 32 in Wisconsin to receive one of the Wine Spectator’s three awards.

10 hands-on culinary experiences

If you’re a foodie seeking unique experiences, you don’t have to travel far to find something more hands-on than just a delicious meal or typical cooking class.

If you’re a foodie seeking unique experiences, you don’t have to travel far to find something more hands-on than just a delicious meal or typical cooking class.

Vegetables take a starring role on local menus

No longer just for the health conscious, ethical eaters or those with dietary restrictions, these fresh, exciting, vegetable-forward dishes are becoming stars on local menus.

No longer just for the health conscious, ethical eaters or those with dietary restrictions, these fresh, exciting, vegetable-forward dishes are becoming stars on local menus.

6 underrated vegetables according to a local farmer

These six vegetables might have a bad reputation, but farmer Kristen Kordet, owner of Blue Moon Community Farm in Stoughton, thinks they deserve a second chance.

These six vegetables might have a bad reputation, but farmer Kristen Kordet, owner of Blue Moon Community Farm in Stoughton, thinks they deserve a second chance.