Dining & Drink

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.

22 Madison area barbecue spots to enjoy all summer long

Nothing says summertime quite like some good old-fashioned barbecue.

Nothing says summertime quite like some good old-fashioned barbecue. As soon as the warm weather hits, Midwesterners are ready to turn up the heat on the grill and throw on some delicious ’cue. While

Vengan Pa'ka is bringing 'farm-to-cart' vegan fare to Madison

Juan David Umaña, whose past experience includes a stint at Chez Panisse, focuses on local, sustainably grown ingredients at his food truck.

Juan David Umaña, whose past experience includes a stint at Chez Panisse, focuses on local, sustainably grown ingredients at his food truck.

Where to get your Fourth of July pie this year

Additions of whipped toppings and ice cream are encouraged, but not mandatory for these Madison-made pies.

There is no better time to dig into a flaky crust filled with fruit than Independence Day, so stock up on your pies.

Madison menu items that celebrate Pride Month 🌈

Local restaurants and bakeries offering some rainbow-themed goodies, many that support LGBTQ causes

Take a look at a few of the colorful, Pride Month-supporting menu items we've seen around town: Colectivo Coffee's Pride-themed bakery items   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Colectivo Coffee (@colectivocoffee) Colectivo Coffee is doing…

A sneak peek at The Harvey House ahead of its July opening

The restaurant in a former train car and baggage handler's building is likely to become the pinnacle of Madison dining, our editor says.

The restaurant in a former train car and baggage handler's building is likely to become the pinnacle of Madison dining, our editor says.

Cool off this summer with ice cream and a view

These local spots serve up the Dairy State's favorite frozen treat with gorgeous outdoor views included.

Venture outside your typical frozen go-to spots and try one of these area ice cream shops with scenery on the side.