Dining & Drink

Fanning the flames in the restaurant industry

Shutdowns and restrictions may have struck the match, but the local restaurant industry’s deeply rooted problems were grease on the fire. And as staffing struggles hit an all-time high, fewer people are in the kitchen to tend to the flame.

Shutdowns and restrictions may have struck the match, but the local restaurant industry’s deeply rooted problems were grease on the fire. And as staffing struggles hit an all-time high, fewer people are in the kitchen to tend to the flame.

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.

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.

Program highlights Black chefs while teaching families how to cook

Through live cooking classes, the program highlights Madison-area Black chefs and utilizes locally grown produce in meal kits for free of charge.

Through live cooking classes, the program highlights Madison-area Black chefs and utilizes locally grown produce in meal kits for free of charge.

8 craft cocktails to try on a night out

Local purveyors excel at these alcohol-based works of art, which elevate both familiar liquors and less familiar aperitifs to new heights

Local purveyors excel at these alcohol-based works of art, which elevate both familiar liquors (gin, whiskey, tequila, etc.) and less familiar aperitifs to new heights

Booze-inspired treats to try around Madison

Madison restaurants, bakeries and ice cream shops get creative with some booze-inspired treats.

While there are plenty of bars and restaurants offering great drinks in Madison, some local spots are creating interesting desserts and treats using alcohol and classic cocktail combinations.

8 cozy Madison cafes to add to your weekly rotation

These local spots with delectable coffee, pastries and light meals give Madison’s dining scene even more personality.

These local spots with delectable coffee, pastries and light meals give Madison’s dining scene even more personality.

Meatless Madison: Settle Down Tavern's Prit'Near

Quintessential tavern food doesn't always mean delectable plant-based dishes, but Settle Down Tavern prioritized the plant-based burger on the menu.

Quintessential tavern food doesn't always mean delectable plant-based dishes, but Settle Down Tavern prioritized the plant-based burger on the menu.

Graft restaurant reopens after closure with new menu

Graft Executive Chef Travis Vaughn experimented with recipes during the restaurant’s closure and is bringing a new menu to the table.

Graft Executive Chef Travis Vaughn experimented with recipes during the restaurant’s closure and is bringing a new menu to the table.

KOSA uses family recipes in its kitchen to present food as medicine

Some people call KOSA’s signature khichdi dish “a warm hug in a bowl.” I can’t think of any better way to describe comfort food.

Some people call KOSA’s signature khichdi dish “a warm hug in a bowl.” I can’t think of any better way to describe comfort food.