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My Buddies Restaurant and Sports Bar Opens on East Side

By on September 8, 2011 in New Restaurants with 9 Comments
My Buddies Restaurant and Sports Bar Opens on East Side

My Buddies Restaurant and Sports Bar has opened on Madison’s far east side.

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The Tipsy Cow Opens Downtown

By on June 1, 2011 in New Restaurants with 0 Comments
The Tipsy Cow Opens Downtown

The Tipsy Cow is a craft beer bar at heart while also following in the Wisconsin corner tavern tradition.  With house beers from Left Hand and New Glarus having a permanent spot, the tap and bottle selection at the Tipsy Cow will be ever-changing, as they will be Madison’s go-to bar forsome of the best […]

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Nostrano Has Opened Downtown

By on October 13, 2010 in New Restaurants with 0 Comments
Nostrano Has Opened Downtown

Contemporary Italian fine dining restaurant Nostrano has opened on the Capitol Square

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First Look at Brickhouse BBQ

By on February 28, 2010 in Downtown, New Restaurants, Reviews with 2 Comments
First Look at Brickhouse BBQ

Brickhouse BBQ has finally opened their doors in downtown Madison.

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A First Look At Vintage Brewing Company

By on February 20, 2010 in New Restaurants, Reviews with 1 Comment
A First Look At Vintage Brewing Company

Vintage Brewing Company has at last opened their doors.

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Pollo Inka Serves Peruvian Fare

By on February 12, 2010 in New Restaurants, Reviews with 1 Comment
Pollo Inka Serves Peruvian Fare

Pollo Inka has opened up on Madison’s far west side, serving a Peruvian menu.

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The Coopers Tavern Opens on the Square

By on February 12, 2010 in New Restaurants, Reviews with 0 Comments
The Coopers Tavern Opens on the Square

Find address and hours here. The Coopers Tavern recently opened up its doors on the Capitol Square.  Billing itself as a neighborhood tavern that specializes in craft beer and rustic food, it has a very extensive beer menu, with items on the food menu that are unique and not often found in Madison. Established as a […]

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Spotlight on Chef Graham Smith of The Heartland Grill

Spotlight on Chef Graham Smith of The Heartland Grill

Chef Graham Smith and The Heartland Grill are proud to be taking part in the Flavors of Madison event

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Vintage Brewing Company Update

By on January 12, 2010 in New Restaurants with 0 Comments
Vintage Brewing Company Update

Vintage Brewing Company on Whitney Way inches closer to their opening.

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Kickshaw American Cuisine To Open In Fitchburg

Kickshaw American Cuisine To Open In Fitchburg

Kickshaw is purported to open on October 5th. We’re interested in how this goes.

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A First Look at the new Jovian Taphaus

By on August 31, 2009 in New Restaurants, Reviews with 10 Comments
A First Look at the new Jovian Taphaus

The third test was the food. And the food passed with flying colors. The menu is quite different this time around, with a more limited menu balanced between appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees heavy on steaks.

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Thai Noodles Opens in Fitchburg

Thai Noodles Opens in Fitchburg

A new Asian restaurant opened in Fitchburg a couple of weeks ago. It is called Thai Noodle and occupies the location of the former LMNO Pies on Hwy PD

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Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery Serves Up More Than Bakery

Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery Serves Up More Than Bakery

Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery has opened doors on Atwood Avenue, on Madison’s east side. Located in the building that used to house Bunky’s Cafe (which has reopened in the former Goodman Community Center a couple of blocks away), it is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

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And yet another JT Whitney’s Update

By on March 11, 2009 in Closings, New Restaurants with 7 Comments
And yet another JT Whitney’s Update

It seems the continuing saga of the closing of JT Whitney’s has now come to an end.

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Brickhouse BBQ To Open Downtown

By on October 21, 2008 in New Restaurants with 0 Comments
Brickhouse BBQ To Open Downtown

Brickhouse BBQ will be opening on Gorham Street. Scheduled to Open mid-2009, this restaurant will feature a full menu featuring different types of meats, barbeques, and side dishes.

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Talula Fills The Niche – Restaurant Review

By on June 30, 2008 in New Restaurants, Reviews with 4 Comments
Talula Fills The Niche – Restaurant Review

Madison’s Far East side should be brimming with dining hope. Talula has opened, and we’re excited.

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Talula Opens on Madison’s East Side

By on June 29, 2008 in New Restaurants with 0 Comments
Talula Opens on Madison’s East Side

Talula has opened on Madison’s far east side. Occupying the spot that was the long-time CJ’s, followed by the short-term Mexicali Rose, Talula’s still maintains the pink building and the patio seating (hold-overs from the Mexicali Rose days).

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The Tilted Kilt Has Opened

By on April 17, 2008 in New Restaurants with 0 Comments

EDIT:  See Review Here! Tilted Kilt 420 Gammon Way Madison, WI Yes, the Tilted Kilt has now opened.  Judging from the strong opinions that we’re already getting from Madison Diners, we can’t wait to get the feedback. We’ll be checking out more than the wait staff uniforms soon, and we’ll let you know what we […]

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Picasso’s in McFarland open for Dine In, Carry Out and Delivery

By on February 3, 2008 in New Restaurants with 6 Comments
Picasso’s in McFarland open for Dine In, Carry Out and Delivery

Picasso’s of McFarland 4706 Farwell St McFarland, WI 53558 608-579-1200 Hours: Sunday, Tues-Thu 4-9pm Friday – Saturday 4-10pm Closed Monday Picasso’s in McFarland has been open for a few weeks now, and is off to a great start.  Joining its sister restaurant, Picasso’s of Madison, this restaurant features pizza, Italian cuisine, and other items, available […]

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1855 Saloon Grill Opens in Cottage Grove

By on January 27, 2008 in New Restaurants with 40 Comments

EDITED TO ADD:  See our complete review here. Madison Diner Tom gave us a heads-up that the owners of Tru in Cambridge have opened a new establishment.  Located in Cottage Grove, the 1855 Saloon Grill serves pasta, seafood, pizza, steaks and a wide assortment of other dishes.  218 S. Main Street Cottage Grove, WI (608) […]

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