Bites

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

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

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2 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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3 Aug 18, 2016 9:56:15 AM
Elizabeth on Pig in a Fur Coat

I have never been to Pig in a Fur Coat even though I have heard wonderful things about it. I thought that they were supposed to have a changing menu. However, I occasionally look at the menu. The only vegetarian item has always been the beets with goat cheese. I am not a fan of beets. They are just too "earthy" for me.

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4 Aug 13, 2016 10:44:13 AM
Tim Brechlin on Dayton Street Cafe

Just a note for housekeeping purposes -- the Dayton Street Grille closed in November 2014 and the restaurant is now CIRC.

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5 Jul 29, 2016 1:53:19 PM
Irene on Paul's Pel'meni

Intermarket, a small Russian grocery store on Old Middleton Road, sells excellent frozen pel'meni.

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6 Jul 28, 2016 11:10:48 PM
EmKay on Paul's Pel'meni

Yes, the atmosphere leaves much to be desired, but I couldn't care less when the food is this good. Pure, simple, real ingredients handled by real people, and delicious to boot. I'll take it!!! I've followed these little bits of doughy joy around town (for instance, having them in Fitchburg at a coffee shop I can't recall the name of) for a good reason. They're also terrific people, putting up with my crazy requests such as packing an order in a thermal mug so they'd be hot when I picked up my kid after a trip to Honduras (she had requested pel'meni as her first meal upon her return). Go. Be happy.

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7 Jul 24, 2016 4:20:09 PM
Mike on Kaminski Bros. Chop House

The best dining experience you will ever have. We have been to several top restaraunts and this is the best. I think some reviewers here have an agenda beyond what they are revealing.
Sounds like the way the JM and Nichole starts this review they were looking for it to be a bad experience. Much of what they write bad has nothing to do with Kaminski's at all.

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8 Jul 19, 2016 6:41:18 AM
Dan mwatha on Eating Like a Badger: Mickies Dairy Bar

love it

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9 Jul 4, 2016 11:19:53 PM
EmKay on Closed

Was it Lum's? Though there were undoubtedly several others, that's the only restaurant I can think of on Broadway in that era.

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10 Jun 28, 2016 3:32:07 PM
Karmen on Closed

Does anyone know the name of the restaurant (or even possibly bakery) that served great chocolate chip cheesecake located on Broadway in Madison around 1992-1993? I can't get it out of my mind and can't think of the name. Thanks much!!

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11 Jun 18, 2016 12:31:48 PM
EmKay on Papino's

$28 for one pizza - described as "standard" and "decent" - and nothing else? Holy cow.

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12 May 13, 2016 7:28:54 AM
Marissa M. on OSS

Oooohhh...I keep meaning to go there for both food AND games, but Other Offerings Superseded.

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13 Apr 8, 2016 12:37:38 PM
Marissa M. on Olive Lounge

Seems like it should be fancier cheeses than "pepper jack".

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14 Mar 10, 2016 8:26:51 AM
Breakfast on a Bun on Norske Nook

I was excited to learn they were opening a Deforest location but, but, but, no breakfast sandwich on the menu. I might cheat and have a lefse wrap. (I really just want pie).

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15 Mar 7, 2016 3:03:09 PM
Marissa M. on Monk's

Having been back several times, I will upgrade my grade to a B bordering on B+. The one time I got a burger it too was Medium instead of Medium Rare so I wouldn't get a burger.

The Greek Chicken Sandwich, however, is REALLY good, and if you upgrade your side to Monkey Fries with it, you get the perfect portion for the ratio of cheese, bacon, ranch and fries. And they have Flourless Chocolate Torte. I LOVE Flourless Chocolate Torte.

Still...steer clear of that Margarita though.

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16 Feb 8, 2016 5:03:54 PM
Feldco Madison on Naples 15

Naples 15 sounds like they have great food. The fried pizza sounds amazing!

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17 Feb 5, 2016 7:11:23 PM
Kim on Perkins

About 10 years ago my mom and I used to to there now and then and share their chicken BLT bread bowl salad. It was actually really delicious with their honey mustard dressing. However everything else I had ever tried tasted like warmed up frozen food. We haven't been in a long time though because they changed it a few years back and it wasn't anywhere near as good as it used to be.

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18 Jan 26, 2016 10:38:14 PM
Madison Dryhootch on Dryhootch

Dryhootch Madison has moved during the late summer of 2015 to 2825 University Ave. Suite B (next to IHOP, near Madison VA) Madison, WI 53705. New hours are 9:00am - 4:00pm M-F, with occational special events during the weekends - please see the website for the calendar of events. The phone number is 608-250-2540. Hope to see you there, and thank you for supporting a veteran!

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19 Jan 9, 2016 11:51:26 AM
Bob Watson on Feiler's

It is with sad regret I must tell all feilers has closed as of jan 9th 2015. Farewell to a Madison staple for 50 years!

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20 Jan 4, 2016 6:31:49 PM
Matt G. on Original Pancake House

OPH is OK, except portion sizes tend to be tiny. Swedish pancakes are occasionally good, but often are small, thin, and dry.

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