Dining & Drink

11 businesses serving sensational sammies

Grab the king of all lunch options ­— a gourmet sandwich.

These local spots all specialize in the handheld staple and are finding ways to combine meats, cheeses, breads, vegetables and spreads to add extra layers to Madison’s lunch scene.

8 places to take your mom this Mother’s Day

Looking to treat mom this weekend? Here are a few places in the area to take her out for a meal or a drink. 

Looking to treat mom this weekend? Here are a few places in the area to take her out for a meal or a drink. 

Colectivo giving free coffee to nurses and teachers this week

In honor of national appreciation days, teachers will get a free cup of Colectivo coffee on May 3, and nurses will get a free coffee on May 6.

In honor of national appreciation days, teachers will get a free cup of Colectivo coffee on May 3, and nurses will get a free coffee on May 6.

3 wine bars that let you pour your own wine

There’s also something to be said for the simple joy of pouring it yourself.

Sure, it’s nice to order a glass of wine and have it brought to your table, but there’s also something to be said for the simple joy of pouring it yourself, as a trio of wine bars in our area prove.

Bite into one of these 7 craveable dessert bars

For those with a sweet tooth, dessert bars provide just the right touch of sweetness to cure that hankering.

For those with a sweet tooth, dessert bars provide just the right touch of sweetness to cure that hankering.

Take a short drive to one of these 21 area wineries

There are a proliferating number of wineries in the area.

There’s an oversized cellar’s worth of high-quality wineries that offer not just an array of signature vintages for dry- or sweet-loving palates, but also unforgettably rustic and pastoral environs in which to drink them.

The modern supper club in Madison

The history of this beloved Wisconsin dining tradition is still being written, and a few Madison-area restaurants demonstrate just how much has changed — and what’s stayed the same.

The history of this beloved Wisconsin dining tradition is still being written, and a few Madison-area restaurants demonstrate just how much has changed — and what’s stayed the same.

Witnessing an origin story at The Harvey House

The Harvey House was Madison’s most anticipated restaurant in recent years and opened in summer 2021 to fanfare that matched the anticipation.

The Harvey House was Madison’s most anticipated restaurant in recent years and opened in summer 2021 to fanfare that matched the anticipation.

Preserving history at Driftless Social

Another set of Schmock brothers are prepared to reincarnate Smoky’s in their own way.

Another set of Schmock brothers are prepared to reincarnate Smoky’s in their own way.

Cranberry Club is keeping up with the times

Cranberry Club on Madison’s north side will be a supper club built for the modern era.

Cranberry Club on Madison’s north side will be a supper club built for the modern era.