Madison Magazine - August 2021 July 22, 2021 10:34 AM Maija Inveiss Posted: July 22, 2021 10:34 AM by Maija Inveiss FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrint Dining & Drink, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesOscar Villarreal’s restaurant was inspired by the experiences of his childhood Hywania Thompson, Oscar Villarreal remembers “the good days” of his childhood — time spent working on a farm with family under the beautiful sun and enjoying meals with others. Home & Lifestyle, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesCherry-pick design elements from this town of Westport home’s bathroom for your next project Andrea Behling, The bar has risen in bathroom design in recent years, and this town of Westport home showcases recent trends and rules that were just waiting to be broken. Dining & Drink, Madison Magazine4 Madison spots well-known for waffles Hannah Twietmeyer, Satisfy cravings for expertly ironed waffles with these cafes around town. Dining & Drink, Madison Magazine, Top Stories8 cozy Madison cafes to add to your weekly rotation Hannah Twietmeyer, These local spots with delectable coffee, pastries and light meals give Madison’s dining scene even more personality. Arts & Culture, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesMadison Conservatory deliberately deemphasizes classical music’s largely white history Michael Muckian, Music educator Melanie de Jesus, founder and director of Madison Conservatory, is challenging the traditional paradigm to make music education more inclusive for all students. City Life, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesNew app harnesses artificial intelligence to support fitness enthusiasts and coaches Maggie Ginsberg, Zihi promises to be “the world’s first adaptive and truly personalized training platform for runners.” City Life, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesWe can do more Steven Potter, As the country grapples with a racial reckoning, local activists, organizers and officials weigh in on Madison’s documented disparities and what criminal justice reform could mean here. Dining & Drink, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesLittle John’s uses a pay-what-you-can structure to help those facing food insecurity Dave Heide, Little John’s was designed to create sustainable solutions so that good food is always accessible no matter the circumstances. City Life, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesMeet Forward Madison FC's new coach, Carl Craig Jeff Oloizia, Forward Madison FC’s new coach is a free-thinking Englishman with a punk rock past and a bent for inclusivity. Dining & Drink, Madison Magazine, Top Stories4 Jefferson County food stands you need to hit before summer's over Sam Jones, Lake Mills, Jefferson and Fort Atkinson are home to four seasonal stands boasting hot dogs, burgers, frozen treats and more. Home & Lifestyle, Madison Magazine, Shopping & Style, Top StoriesMaker behind Madison Glassworks creates modern stained glass art Maija Inveiss, Rebecca DeKuiper's art deco style updates an ancient craft. City Life, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesDr. Kai Shiu is a friend to pets and vets Doug Moe, Veterinary oncologist Dr. Kai Shiu’s family expected him to be a physician like the rest of them, but his love for animals won out. Editor's Note, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesEditor's note: The best is BACK Andrea Behling, Our last Best of Madison issue was sent to the printer on March 8, 2020 — six days later, the world shut down. Best of Madison, City Life, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesBest of Madison 2021 Winners Maija Inveiss, When 2020 handed out lemons, this year's winners gave us their best. This year we honor 458 businesses in our readers’ poll and 13 awards from our editors. Best of Madison, City Life, Madison Magazine, Top Stories2021 Best of Madison Editors' Picks Andrea Behling, Maggie Ginsberg, Maija Inveiss, Our editorial team, comprised of editor Andrea Behling and associate editors Maggie Ginsberg and Maija Inveiss, picked some businesses, initiatives and people that have stood out over the past year.