The 20 most recent comments, in reverse chronological order.

1 Sep 14, 2017 9:07:02 AM
Elizabeth on Smitty's Study Pub

I took a bunch of classes at the Fluno Center. They include dinner in your class fee. The view is spectactular. It has never been too crowded. I really like the first floor breakfast buffet. It is included in the course fee, but the general public can purchase for $12. All my classmates raved about the bacon.

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2 Aug 20, 2017 12:20:17 PM
EiMAtZ on Contact us

Thanks! Sounds great; we wouldn't blog it (since it's not Dane Co.) but have heard good things.

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3 Aug 19, 2017 9:21:01 AM
Miko R on Contact us

You need to check out the new place in Columbus, Bistro Racian on James Street. Old school Mom and Pop Italian.

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4 Aug 18, 2017 8:54:05 AM
John on Sliced Deli

Their smoked brisket sandwich made with melted smoked gouda and crispy fried onion strings is amazing.

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5 Aug 18, 2017 7:11:41 AM
EmKay on Sliced Deli

I so hope this place succeeds, because the gentleman who owns it seems very sincere and enthusiastic. Equally, I absolutely love that he gave corporate the boot and struck out on his own!! I was hoping to see A+s from you both, but alas...I fear the ghost of Arby's past unduly influenced your grades, given the value and descriptions of the food (aside from the standard fries).

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6 Aug 17, 2017 12:32:34 PM
Gabriel Padilla on Sushi Box

Did they close for good? Sad to not be able to go get lunch there I miss them a lot.

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7 Jul 30, 2017 1:28:28 PM
EiMAtZ on Silly Yak Bakery & Bread Barn

We're still around, just a little more casual. A new post (Silver Eagle) will go up August 3, and more to come after that.

Glad you enjoy reading, thanks for coming back!

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8 Jul 25, 2017 12:57:47 PM
AVeryNicePerson on Silly Yak Bakery & Bread Barn

I sure do miss your posts as I look forward to reading them every week. So, are you giving it a break or quitting, ....eerrrr?

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9 Jun 30, 2017 8:19:09 AM
Sarah R. on Short Stack Eatery

My favorite thing to get there is the Blind Special. It's never let me down and is always delicious. And CHEAP! Since I like to be surprised.

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10 Apr 27, 2017 11:16:06 AM
Marissa M. on Sabores Michoacanos

This looks SO. GOOD. Especially the Nachos and the tacos. I might have to run over there :)

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11 Mar 17, 2017 11:36:06 PM
Frankie on Paradise Lounge

The cheese on a Dise Burger is American. Just in the interest of accuracy ;)

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12 Feb 19, 2017 6:00:08 AM
Dru Thomas on Rockhound

I've been for bloody's (meh), but the best thing about this place is the name of the apartment complex it's in..........."The Dude Abodes".

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13 Dec 16, 2016 6:42:16 PM
EmKay on Red Elephant

I'm amazed this place has lasted this long considering the prices and underwhelming flavor or texture of most of the products I've tried. I'm not sure who keeps them in business since they're empty or nearly so every time I go by.

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14 Dec 9, 2016 10:57:39 AM
Chris Mildebrandt on Rare

That place sounds amazing, but I'm really just commenting to say Dr. Katz is one of my all time favorites. I give your choice in YouTube clips of obscure shows an A+.

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15 Dec 2, 2016 1:11:49 PM
Eric on Ramen Station

(I guess the big national brand in Japan makes bafflingly-named varieties like "Vermont Curry" and "Space Curry.")

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16 Dec 2, 2016 1:09:00 PM
Eric on Ramen Station

Japanese curry-from-a-packet is a Thing.

Basically, if you eat japanese curry anywhere (even japan), it's likely prepared from a boxed package (usually from S&B, but there are other brands) of what look like bakers chocolate. Comes in varying levels of spice, from mild to "extra hot" which isn't actually all *that* hot (because Japan). It's big business and curry-from-a-package over rice is practically a staple food.

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17 Oct 24, 2016 2:33:14 PM
Janice on Greenbush Bar

I miss Madison eating, and most of all I miss the pizza at Greenbush. So delicious.

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18 Oct 21, 2016 8:50:38 AM
Marissa M. on Pots 'n' Tots

I think the poutine ones might be good, but when we got ours, I was totally disappointed. I was hoping for a more than just Ore-Ida with some stuff sprinkled on top.

And for the love of god, STAY AWAY from their website. It's truly terrifying. Like GeoCities terrifying.

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19 Aug 22, 2016 4:15:03 PM
catwoman on Pine Cone

btw - the Johnson Creek one is pretty iffy, too...

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20 Aug 18, 2016 12:43:45 PM
Eric on Pine Cone

The thing about the Pine Cone, in all its iterations, is that you must temper your expectations.

If you go in expecting a high quality meal, lovingly prepared, you are at the wrong place.

If are you are looking to eat a steak the size of your face for under $10, or purchase a cookie that can sustain you for the next 7 hours on your OTR haul, or merely have copious amounts of food delivered to your table in less time than it takes to fill your rig with diesel, then it's the definitive place to stop. It as an archetypal truck stop diner: large quantities of starchy food prepared as quickly as possible and served at a price amenable to truckers with little to no food budget. WHile I have been to many truck stops with finer dining, or some specialty that comes from the owner's greek grandmother in the kitchen, most are like the 'Cone - a vast, budget-friendly dispenser of calories.

It's a temple to carbohydrates; a shrine to low glycemic indices; a sharp rebuke to the principles of modern nutrition; a celebration of prediabetic syndromes.

In that respect, it's kind of amazing.

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