Dining and Drink

Fight the cold with 5 delicious food events

Sample salsa at Battle of the Salsas

Thursday, Jan. 31
Staff from Sustain Dane will be available to talk all things sustainability at Short Stack Eatery’s Brunch for Sustainability. For the past month, Short Stack Eatery donated 1 percent of sales to Sustain Dane, an organization that helps accelerate sustainable actions in Dane County. To celebrate, staff members will be at Short Stack Eatery to mingle with customers during breakfast. Enjoy a gluten-free pancake or a Best of Madison award-winning bloody mary. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here for more info

Saturday, Feb. 2
Come to the Refugee Brunch Series–Afghanistan at Joon, a newly opened Persian restaurant on Monroe Street. Afghan refugees are taking over the kitchen and creating delicious meals for a variety of diets including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. All proceeds benefit the chefs as well as Jewish Social Services of Madison, an organization that helps with refugee resettlement. Take-out is also available. Prices vary. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here for more info 

Saturday, Feb. 2
If you are looking for top-notch salsas to bring to a Super Bowl party, attend Metcalfe's Market Battle of the Salsas 2019. After taste testing more than 40 different salsas, cast your vote for the best one. Test salsa from Pasqual's Cantina, Xochitl Authentic Salsas, Desert Pepper Trading Co., Metcalfe’s Texas Cavia, Green Mountain Gringo Salsas and more. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more info

Sunday, Feb 3
Bierock, a craft beer bar and tavern on Madison's east side, will donate 10 percent of sales to the Dane County Humane Society during and after the Puppy Bowl Sunday Benefit. Starting at 2 p.m., Bierock will show Animal Planet's popular "Puppy Bowl," where adorable shelter dogs play football. Enjoy a pour of Kickback Kolsch, Chocolate Lab or Waffle Stout until the big screens switch to the Super Bowl around 5:30 p.m. The best part is that no mater if you're interested or not in the "Puppy Bowl" or the NFL finale, 10 percent of your purchase will help the local humane society until 10 p.m. that evening. Free Admission. 2 p.m. Click here for more info

Monday, Feb. 4
Be the first to take advantage of Monday Night Out Dinner & Nails at Luigi’s Pizza. The pizza parlor will team up with Fancy Nails to provide customers with an after-dinner treatment. Indulge in a glass of wine, small salad, 6-inch pizza, dessert and then travel next door to get your nails shaped, treated and polished. Tickets required. Several seating times available. $55. Click here for more info

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