The 20 most recent comments, in reverse chronological order.

1 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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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 Dec 1, 2015 9:20:01 PM
Jon J on Country Corners

Country Corners is worth a visit for their hamburgers. No frills but always seasoned well and cooked perfectly. No French fry add on per meal but the mountain of them you get as an appetizer is ample for two to split. And speaking of appetizers, they just added pickle fries - dills run through a French fry press, battered, and deep fried. Perfect for dipping. Finally, their Sunday brunch is decent, made even better by the build-your-own-Bloody Mary bar.

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6 Nov 29, 2015 8:28:14 AM
catwoman on Monona Bait & Ice Cream

I love this place, too! You're right - it has the ambience of days gone by. One of my favorite summer destinations.

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7 Nov 18, 2015 5:58:07 PM
Kay Kratochwill on Contact us

I noticed you're in the "M's" and thought you should know there's a new bar and restaurant out in Verona called MT Treads. Known for all day breakfast and great lunch and dinner menu. Yummy breakfast and lunch specials too!

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8 Nov 16, 2015 1:42:38 PM
Eric on Minerva

Every indian resto in town makes iddli. None of them make them well. I cannot explain why.

The hyderibadi-spiced biryani at Minerva is great, though. Overall they're pretty tasty but when they're on "home turf" they really knock it out of the park.

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9 Nov 15, 2015 3:29:25 PM
Marijka on Minerva

Dosas are wonderful! I recall Chautaura always had dosas on their menu. I would love for someone to start a dosa and samosa cart, featuring the two classic Indian street foods.

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10 Nov 15, 2015 1:27:08 PM
Kovalic on Minerva

I forget the name of the Indian restaurant which used to be where Nile now is, but that was where I first saw dhosas in Madison. Their specialty was southern Indian cuisine.I'm guess g that was 6 - 7 years ago.

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11 Sep 26, 2015 11:11:55 AM
catwoman on Beach House (McFarland)

I am so upset that this place is closed!! We *loved* going there in the summer and sitting outside!! I just read on their Facebook page, though, that the new owner is planning to re-open it as a bar & restaurant. Thank goodness. In an article I read from May, it said it'd be re-developed as an apartment complex. Now *that* would have been awful!

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12 Sep 26, 2015 11:04:39 AM
catwoman on McFarland House Cafe

This place is amazing - I was a regular there for awhile (but unfortunately, I haven't been there since last spring). Everyone (including me) should get over there before they sell it! It's a real treasure!!

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13 Sep 22, 2015 1:27:52 PM
Claudia on New Orleans Take-Out

I encourage the writer of this review to come to the original New Orleans Take Out on Fordem Ave. 30 years of creole food. The only authentic place in the Midwest.

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14 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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15 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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16 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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17 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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18 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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19 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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20 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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