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Throwback gallery: 49 Madison-area restaurants you'll never eat at again

Throwback gallery: 49 Madison-area restaurants you'll never eat at again

Here's a look at some of the iconic restaurants around Madison that have closed over the years — but still left their mark.

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Salud! Toast to the holidays with budget-friendly bubbles

Salud! Toast to the holidays with budget-friendly bubbles

If Champagne's too costly, quality cavas and domestic sparklers can be had for less than $20 at local wine shops. 

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Wine of the week: Van Ruiten Petite Sirah 2010

Wine of the week: Van Ruiten Petite Sirah 2010

We’ve always been fans of the dark and broody grape petite sirah, which is why we recommend it as a companion if red meat is on your holiday dinner table.

December 21, 2014 12:15 am(0)

Madison area restaurants open Christmas Day include Indian, Cajun, Chinese fare and more

Madison area restaurants open Christmas Day include Indian, Cajun, Chinese fare and more

Small restaurants, like Layla's Persian Cuisine and Forequarter, are open Christmas Day, as well as Edgewater's Statehouse and the Great Dane.

December 20, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Beers with the Baron, Vol. 11: Great Lakes Christmas Ale

Beers with the Baron, Vol. 11: Great Lakes Christmas Ale

The Beer Baron, a holiday beer skeptic, likes what he finds after a survey of several of them. His pick of the litter is this Cleveland-brewed winter warmer. (Video by Jeff Bauer)

December 19, 2014 6:00 am(0)

Beer Baron: A skeptic's guide to holiday beers

Beer Baron: A skeptic's guide to holiday beers

A winter warmer doubter embraces the style and finds unexpected diversity and appreciation even of the most classic holiday beers.

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Restaurant review: Oliver's Public House brings farm-to-table west

Restaurant review: Oliver's Public House brings farm-to-table west

Oliver's does from-scratch, local food with a comfortable, Near West Side sensibility.

December 18, 2014 7:45 am Photos

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Quiz: What's in that beer?

Quiz: What's in that beer?

Test your knowledge by dragging the ingredient to the matching beer label below:

December 18, 2014 5:00 am(0)

Beers with the Baron, Vol. 10: Furthermore Floating Fire

Beers with the Baron, Vol. 10: Furthermore Floating Fire

Furthermore’s new year-round beer is a hibiscus rye smoked red IPA meant to evoke the Viking rite of a seaborne funeral pyre.

December 17, 2014 4:30 pm(0)

Restaurant News: Electric Earth Cafe closes, making way for Sushi Tora

The longstanding West Washington Avenue coffee shop and cafe, Electric Earth, has closed after 15 years, and is becoming a sushi restaurant.

December 17, 2014 3:00 pm(0)

Restaurant News: Harold's Chicken Shack expanding to East Side

After nearly five years on Madison's West Side, Harold's Chicken Shack is opening a location on the East Side, in the former Happy Grill space.

December 17, 2014 2:30 pm(0)

Restaurant News: This weekend will be last chance to visit Macha Teahouse

Macha Teahouse is closing this weekend after seven years on Monroe Street. Sunday will be its last day for food service. 

December 17, 2014 1:30 pm(0)

Fire destroys Muscoda's Castle Rock Inn

Fire destroys Muscoda's Castle Rock Inn

The popular buffet and social event business, which includes a busy catering service, is located at the intersection of Highways G and Shemak Road, between Montfort, Fennimore and Muscoda.

December 17, 2014 10:45 am

Beer Baron: A Furthermore IPA fit for a rowdy, flaming burial at sea

Beer Baron: A Furthermore IPA fit for a rowdy, flaming burial at sea

The Spring Green brewer's Floating Fire -- with rye, hibiscus and smoked malt -- aims to evoke a Viking funeral in a glass.

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Wine Finds: A toast to the Schramsberg sparkling wine

Wine Finds: A toast to the Schramsberg sparkling wine

Its flagship sparkling wine is its vintage Blanc de Blancs, meaning it’s made from white grapes.

December 17, 2014 6:30 am(0)

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