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

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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Wine Pick of the Week for December 17

Frank Family 2012 Pinot Noir "Carneros” ($35)

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Fast Biryani provides delicious curry in a hurry

Fast Biryani provides delicious curry in a hurry

A modest little building in a nook on East Washington Ave where La Bamba used to be, this newcomer provides gourmet Indian cuisine with incredibly fast service.

December 16, 2014 9:00 am(0)

Yeah, I Ate That: It's a Very Whole Foods Christmas!

Yeah, I Ate That: It's a Very Whole Foods Christmas!

Rice Nog, organic candy canes, Pecan Pie Clif Bars -- who says the holidays have to be unhealthy.

December 15, 2014 9:00 am(2)

Wine of the week: Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Wine of the week: Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013

If you enjoy New Zealand sauvignon blanc wines, give yourself a holiday gift and look for 2013 vintages. Last year’s wines were declared a vintage year, thanks to one of the driest and sunniest growing seasons on record, which was perfect for ripening grapes.

December 14, 2014 12:15 am(0)

Restaurant review: With three locations, Cheese Melt Café is on a roll

Restaurant review: With three locations, Cheese Melt Café is on a roll

Cheese Melt Café offers a great option at the mall, where kids can eat grilled cheese and parents can get a decent fast food salad.

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Beer Baron: House of Brews improvises way to Christmas beer

Beer Baron: House of Brews improvises way to Christmas beer

The small Madison brewery has embraced contract brewing to survive and is looking to diversify its offerings.

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Cooks at Epic Systems create haute cuisine on a grand scale

Cooks at Epic Systems create haute cuisine on a grand scale

The ever-expanding Verona company has drawn line cooks out of Madison with good pay and benefits, creative flexibility and unique challenges.

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Hungry for talent: Madison restaurants are facing a shortage of cooks

Hungry for talent: Madison restaurants are facing a shortage of cooks

Madison's local appetite for steakhouses, Italian bistros and cozy farm-to-table hot spots has begun to outpace the number of trained, willing people available to work in them.

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The Paradise Burger is a little slice of dive-bar heaven

The Paradise Burger is a little slice of dive-bar heaven

First-timers may wonder at first glance what is so special about the simple place, but the Paradise is actually a well-loved dive bar known for hot and fast food, and great drink specials.

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