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The 20 most recent comments, in reverse chronological order.

1 Aug 23, 2015 7:21:00 PM
MarshaK on Marcine's

I always wish you lovely folks would detail the prices. $20+ for a two-top is ridiculous - until, I guess, you add in beverages. I drink nothing but water when I eat out (not because I'm cheap, but because I drink only water or brewed iced tea no matter where I am, and iced tea in most restaurants is a dicey propostion) so it would be lovely to know what I'd be plunking down sans the (usually pricey) liquid refreshments

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2 Aug 16, 2015 4:40:00 AM
Bruce on Casa del Sol

Recommended by my son, he nailed it's the best place I've ate in years , I had the Burriti Tropical with black beans and rice . It was delicious . My wife had enchilato and she was really impressed with the food.
This may become are favorite restaurant . The wait staff and host were exceptional ,

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3 Aug 14, 2015 12:49:06 PM
AP on Johnson Public House

My main take-away from the Johnson Public House is the unofficial dress code. Men, you may choose two accessories from this list: hat, beard, vest, plaid button-down, cuffed jeans, vintage spectacles, ironic suspenders. Women, the hipster look is less defined, but try to capture that nerdy-but-cool vibe; consider dresses, floral prints, birds, beat-up boots, grandma gear, oversized 90s jumpers, shaved head.

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4 Jul 14, 2015 12:21:29 PM
Eric on Magic Wok

D'oh, you have reviewed Ichiban. And I even commented on it. I guess those picled chilis rotted my brain.

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5 Jul 14, 2015 12:18:32 PM
Eric on Magic Wok

Have you tried Ichiban yet? I dunno if it'd be *great* (the only great one Madison has had was the lamented China Palace, before Lao Sze Chuan in Chicago poached their head chef). Ichiban has always been pretty solid, though, although as is often the case with chinese restaurants, the "american" menu tends to be fried-meats-with-gloopy-sauce while the "chinese" menu is where the real gold is. If you're willing to try an appetizer of ox tongue in chili sauce or a blisteringly spicy dish with pickled chilis (or my personal favorite, cumin lamb) it can be rewarding. Have I had better sichuan food? Well, sure, but not anywhere that's going to deliver to my house.

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6 Jul 7, 2015 3:07:52 PM
Sujhey on Summer update: books, bikes & barns

Congratulations!!! I placed my order and can't wait to get the book! :)

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7 Jun 6, 2015 1:21:11 PM
Amanda on Macs

Oh this looks amazing! But it always confuses me when macaroni and cheese comes with bread; I think it comes with a pretzel roll at the Great Dane. Of course that doesn't stop me from ordering it!

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8 May 15, 2015 2:48:11 PM
Marissa M. on LongHorn Steakhouse

This place will always have a sore spot for me as we went for a birthday celebration. I tried to make reservations, but they told me they didn't take them. Then we get there and have to wait forever, but were we could have called ahead to reserve a place in line. WHAT? Yeah. There are so many better options in my opinion.

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9 May 9, 2015 11:53:27 AM
nichole on Lil' Buddy's

It's been a while since I had a Depot Dog, which are my favorite just for the context, but this one compared really favorably. Say, do you know if it's true that the green relish is a recent-ish development in Chicago dog preparation?

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10 May 9, 2015 8:23:42 AM
Chris on Lil' Buddy's

That Chicago dog looks very authentic. I'll travel the 10 miles to try one. Have you tried the Home Depot Chicago dog? If so, how does it compare?

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11 Apr 30, 2015 9:37:52 PM
MarshaK on Library Cafe and Bar

Word nerdishness (especially diagraming sentences!!) + the DDS + food = Best. Freakin'. AtZ. Review. Ever!! Thank you from the bottom of my English language-loving, library-loving heart.

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12 Apr 24, 2015 6:25:52 PM
MJ on Closed

Lane's Bakery can go back on the open list.

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13 Apr 18, 2015 8:50:25 AM
Bruce on Legends

Legends is my "have a beer while my car gets serviced" place. The veggie panini is pretty decent too.

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14 Apr 2, 2015 2:56:18 PM
Nina Berkani on Myles Teddywedger's Cornish Pasty

I don't know how often this site is updated but I just wanted to recommend that you stop by the new Teddywedgers. My son and daughter purchased Teddywedgers in Sept 2015 and made some changes. We still have the old classics (with fresher ingredients)but have new special pies and will be adding pastries, cakes, cookies and espresso drinks soon.

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15 Feb 27, 2015 12:29:18 PM
Dan on Hubbard Avenue Diner

I've been to Hubbard several times (not my choice) and have not been impressed. The "Meatloaf of the Gods" was good if you like gristle (mmmm.....gristle). We bought an apple pie there recently and only ate half before it got discarded after a week. To do that is almost sacriligeous in my family so it was obviously "meh". The pies at Perkins are better and $3 cheaper.

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16 Feb 27, 2015 12:11:35 PM
Dan on Koffee Kup

Best deal anywhere. Bacon and eggs should not be $8 and, as mentioned, the incredible coffee prices. And then Fosdal's is just a block away.

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17 Feb 19, 2015 8:47:41 PM
Kris on Closed

Does anyone remember the name of the restaurant on state street which had the Ovens of Brittany upstairs.

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18 Feb 19, 2015 5:30:59 PM
Tracy on La Coppa Gelato

How odd to see this review -- I was just eating their gelato a few days ago, having been quite oblivious to their existence before. Normally I might aim for a gelato affogato, gelato drowned in espresso, but I was too intrigued by Red Velvet Cake gelato! Which turned out to be cream cheese frosting-flavored gelato mixed with pieces of cake. YUM. Kind of pricey, but still good.

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19 Feb 4, 2015 7:48:48 AM
Judy on Fosdal Home Bakery

Absolutely Wonderful bakery...went in to get A cookie for my Grandson, left with Bags of cookies, sweet rolls and some of the best breads, buns I've had in awhile, and at great prices. People were super friendly & helpful & everything I tried was delicious. What a "find"...only wish I lived closer.

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20 Jan 22, 2015 2:24:46 PM
James Turner on Test your Madison food knowledge

Love this quiz! Will give it a shot :)

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