Tin Fox

In a word: What does the menu say?

The specs: #01098  
2616 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711
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JM ate the beef short ribs and a lemonade.
Nichole ate the scallop something salad and a cram (sic) juice.
Ryan ate the sprouts & beef tacos with a small Epic porter.
We split some cheese curds.
The bill was $86, or $29ish/person, plus tip.
JM gave Tin Fox a B+; Nichole and Ryan gave Tin Fox a B (see our grading rubric).
Visited November 7, 2018

At Tin Fox

Beef tacos

Some sorta salad


Beef short ribs

Cheese curds


In a word: Come for the condiment tray.

The specs: #01097  
208 W North St, DeForest, WI 53532

JM ate the ham and cheese (#63).
Nichole ate the basic burger.
The bill was $19, or $10ish/person, plus tip.
JM gave Timbers a B+; Nichole gave Timbers a C (see our grading rubric).
Visited November 4, 2018

Basic burger

Ham and cheese


Thirsty Goat

In a word: Not baaaaa-d.

The specs: #01096  
3040 Cahill Main, Fitchburg, WI 53711
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JM ate the seafood roll.
John ate the Knoches burger.
Nichole ate the grilled cheese with avocado.
Rose ate the rib stew with mashed potatoes.
The bill was $57, or $/person, plus tip.
JM and Rose gave Thirsty Goat a B+; Nichole and John gave Thirsty Goat an A- (see our grading rubric).
Visited October 13, 2018

At Thirsty Goat


Grilled cheese and grean beans

Rib stew

Seafood roll

That BBQ Joint

In a word: That awesome restaurant.

The specs: #01096  
901 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703
Visited October 6, 2018

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Allen ate the rib basket.
JM ate the combo basket with pork, brisket, and a brat.
Liz ate the Sconnie sandwich.
Nichole ate the brisket, greens, and four bean salad.
We split the best hush puppies ever and some good fried okra.
JM, Nichole, Allen and Liz gave That BBQ Joint an A (see our grading rubric).


Hush puppies and okra

Sconnie sandwich



From two "painfully typical" white Madisonians in a time for action

Hi, food people. We've recently been thinking back to what we've learned about Carson Gulley and racist opposition to his owning a home in Madison. And we've been asking ourselves what's changed in our city since the 1960s, or the 1930s.

Then we listened to Vanessa McDowell, and saw Laurel Ravelo's response in setting up a GoFundMe for Black homeownership in Madison

What comes next is left to the reader as an exercise and an invitation.

Teriyaki Sushi Express

In a word: Compact and quick.

The specs: #01095  
30 Fish Hatchery Rd #30, Madison, WI 53713
Visited September 26, 2018

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Fried noodles

Tempura shrimp

Teriyaki Samurai

In a word: Fast, cheap and on-the-go.

The specs: #01094  
Visited September 21, 2018

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The bill was $16, or $8/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole's grades are lost to memory. (see our grading rubric).

Cart lunch


In a word: For when you've got a yen.

The specs: #01093 
27 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703
Visited September 11, 2018

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JM ate the Korean bulgogi.
Nichole ate the bento box with spicy tuna and curry chicken with a honey ginger soda.
The bill was about $15/person, plus tip.
JM gave Tavernakaya a B+; Nichole gave Tavernakaya a ¥ (see our grading rubric).

Curry chicken

Bento box

Taquitos Marimar

In a word: Winning at lunch.

The specs: #01092  
Visited September 7, 2018

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Cart lunch

May 27 virtual town hall: Essential yet Expendable: Wisconsin Food Workers Amidst Pandemic

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Please join us and the Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice next Wednesday, May 27, from 6:30-8pm Central, for "Essential yet Expendable," a virtual event to hear directly from essential food workers about how the pandemic is affecting them and exacerbating an existing crisis.

From seedlings to packaging to retail to dinner tables, food workers are essential to society. However, Wisconsin food workers today—many of whom are immigrants—lack legal protection, living wages, safe workspaces, job security, and healthcare access. And now, COVID-19 has laid bare these contradictions of our essential, and yet expendable, food workforce.

Join us as we listen to John Peck, Director of Family Farm Defenders, and three Wisconsin food industry workers about how this crisis-within-a-crisis is impacting them.

Stay for discussion of how people of conscience can act to build a moral response to the systemic injustices involved in providing us with the very food we eat.

“From farm to table, food connects us; let’s connect on our shared commitment to justice.”

RSVP at tinyurl.com/wifoodworkers or visit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1360377524161451/

PS dear readers - we hope this finds you well. We’ve been quiet on the blog front long before the current pandemic because, well, life finally got life-y. We’ll be posting some images of meals past in the weeks to come (though we honestly don’t have enough juice for many words about them). Be well, stay safe, care for each other.


Madison Food coverInfo about our book Madison Food: A History of Capital Cuisine is here, or read it for free thanks to the library - print & ebook.



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