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The 20 most recent comments, in reverse chronological order.

1 Oct 17, 2014 8:00:49 AM
Kelly on Itzza Pizza

I've been wanting to try this place, but its hard to try a new unknown place when there are so many delicious pizza places in Madison. Good to know it's worth trying!

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2 Oct 7, 2014 7:35:32 AM
Fantasia on Irish Pub

HAM SANDWICHES!

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3 Sep 24, 2014 9:36:41 AM
Kayjayoh on Hot Stuff Pizza

I used to work there. (In 1995, so quite a while back.) I would never, ever eat there.

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4 Sep 19, 2014 11:51:41 PM
Jim on House of Mei

I really like House of Mei. I do always wonder why there's nobody eating in what seems like a nice enough dining room, but a stream of people doing take out.... you know... just something I think about while I'm waiting for my take out. #partoftheproblem

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5 Sep 10, 2014 11:34:13 AM
MJA on Hilltop Inn


Based on this review we gave the fish fry a go. The drive from Madison was pleasant and it's just far enough away that it feels like a destination. The bar area has a great down-home WI feel and the bartender let us transfer our tab to the table, which is a nice touch.

The food was fine, nothing too special. I'm a hard-core fish fry fanatic and I give this place a solid C. I'd try it again during the colder winter months. I like the idea of being snugged up to the bar with an Old Fashioned watching the snow come down.

Thanks for the review!

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6 Sep 6, 2014 8:49:31 PM
Marsha K on Hazelnut Cafe

Finally got out to Hazelnut this morning. We were greeted warmly but then left confused as we were told to help ourselves to coffee but then given mugs. My Love proclaimed the coffee "better than some, not great." My Assam Gold tea was as expected. The two gentlemen working there (I presume one was the owner) were very friendly. I had one of the eggs(scrambled and cooked perfectly, as if they'd asked how I like them, but no one had)/bacon(overcooked for my personal taste, but delicious underneath it all)/side (croissant to rival those I've had in France) breakfasts. The eggs were steaming hot, which is a huge plus in my book. He Himself had the cranberry something French toast, which was terrific but overpriced as it came with . . . nothing. I know it doesn't sound like it, really, but we liked the place and will go back. BUT! They need to give the entire place a serious scrubbing; we had to clean the table we wanted to sit at and then, during the hour+ we were there, no one did a lick of cleaning until a lady came in with a delivery of fresh basil and proceeded to clean all the tables before she sat down at one. There were numerous rags visible on the floor in the kitchen, there was junk everywhere in the cute outdoor seating area (which prevented us from even attempting to enjoy it on a glorious morning, which was a shame), and the "back bar" in the dining area was a jumbled, confusing mess of bakery items, beverage accoutrement, and check-out space. My husband said that it was a good thing I didn't use the ladies' room if it was a dirty as the men's, which was dirtier than the whole place. He got that right.

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7 Aug 27, 2014 4:11:32 PM
Marsha K on Hooterville Inn

Definitely my favorite "In a Word" yet. Thanks for the laugh!

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8 Aug 18, 2014 2:48:32 PM
catwoman on Sir Hobo's

This place is open again. Stopped by there this weekend with a friend because the Market Street Diner was too packed. We both had eggs benedict. It was nothing to write home about, but it was perfectly fine. As in, I'd go back if a friend wanted to go. It could be that breakfast is the thing to get here...

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9 Aug 16, 2014 9:44:42 AM
M on Benvenuto's

My whole family loves this place, especially since the menu really has something for everyone. The penne classico is the only thing I ever order because it's always perfect. Honestly, I've had it too many times to count, and there's never been a fail. It also reheats just wonderfully. I'm heartened to see that someone else likes it! This is one of our few go-to places for family celebrations, including my daughter's recent graduation from UW-Madison.

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10 Aug 14, 2014 9:27:45 AM
Gary on Benvenuto's

Great Pizza and great service. Cody checked in with us several times during our meal. A very pleasant experience.

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11 Aug 1, 2014 11:33:30 AM
Marlena on Highland Grounds

Oh man - wish I had known - I work in this building! It is nice to have a small coffee stop in case I need it, but the food is *way* overpriced. Nonetheless, I occasionally grab a decaf or granola bar. Handy, indeed.

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12 Jul 25, 2014 10:02:42 PM
bob watson on Lee's Garden

It is with deep regreat that I must inform everyone that lee's garden has CLOSED

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13 Jul 15, 2014 10:46:40 PM
Marsha K on Heritage Tavern

I'm not unfamiliar with high restaurant prices and fine dining since I lived in Chicago and ate out frequently (and very well) there, so I'm not coming at this from a frugal Midwestern mind-set. $50 for THAT? And it was "a cheap way to go" because you avoided anything with feet? Pfft!

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14 Jul 10, 2014 11:36:36 AM
aldex on Tip jar

nice..

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15 Jun 27, 2014 10:42:40 AM
catwoman5 on Gus's Diner

We finally tried this place last weekend. My husband loved his bacon, eggs, and pancakes - but then bacon, eggs, and pancakes are pretty much the same wherever you go. I was trying to eat healthy, but the only healthy-ish looking options on the menu appeared to be salads or a couple of the wraps. The salads all seemed to come topped with bacon and cheese, so I opted for a grilled chicken & veggie wrap. Unfortunately, they appeared to have fried the thing after assembling all those healthy ingredients. Yikes. I would rate the food as OK - not bad but certainly nothing to write home about. The atmosphere was fun and the service was great. I don't know if I'd go back there if left to my own devices, but if a friend suggested going there, I'd be fine with that.

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16 Jun 13, 2014 9:24:54 AM
Elizabeth on Harvest Grains

I work in the area. I probably go to the Sett more than Harvest Grains because I like the Sett's sweet potato fries. (They aren't outstanding sweet potato fries. I pretty much like any sweet potato fries unless they have been sprinkled with cinnamon.)

However, Harvest Grains has really improved since they first opened. I love the Batch baguette. The vegetarian sandwiches come on the wheat bread so I request that it be put on the baguette. I think their roasted potatoes are pretty good, too.

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17 Jun 13, 2014 9:13:04 AM
EiMAtZ on Harvest Grains

Tasty subject, bad snapshot - but we took one: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jumble/14364423236/

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18 Jun 13, 2014 9:03:51 AM
Marissa on Harvest Grains

You tease me with mac & cheese, but no picture! Probably for the best though ;)

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19 Jun 5, 2014 11:01:59 PM
Amanda on Hardee's

I have good memories of Hardee's from the 80s too, though not as detailed as yours. I do remember the star on the box and those delicious curly fries. I should look up where all the Hardee's were in Madison in the 80s to see if the location would bring back more memories.

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20 Jun 5, 2014 11:09:31 AM
Jason on Harley Blue

Happy anniversary! I continue to enjoy your periodic reviews and your service as a hub for Madison-related food news.

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