The 20 most recent comments, in reverse chronological order.

1 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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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 Aug 22, 2016 4:15:03 PM
catwoman on Pine Cone

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

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11 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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12 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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13 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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14 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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15 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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16 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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17 Jul 19, 2016 6:41:18 AM
Dan mwatha on Eating Like a Badger: Mickies Dairy Bar

love it

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18 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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19 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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20 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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