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A tour of Madison food

by madmax on December 30 2009

Author Description: "Here are a few places you should go and foods you should eat if you're in Madison for a few days and want a taste of local Madison flavor."

1. squeaky cheese Its called 'Cheese Curds' and is indeed squeaky if fresh that day though I have never heard of it referred to as "squeak...
Author Comment: "Squeaky cheese, more commonly called cheese curds, can be found at the Farmers' Market and is a Madison must."
2. Dane County Farmer's Market The Dane County Farmer's Market is a larger producer only farmer's market. That means the people at the market actually ...
Author Comment: "The aforementioned Farmers' Market is the best place to go for local flavor. Even if you don't have much use for the local produce, stop by to experience the event and munch on some cheese samples and buy some local baked goods."
3. Old Fashioned, The Great place to go for haystack onions or an incredible burger with a fried egg on it!!! The best Old Fashioneds around! ...
Author Comment: "The Old Fashioned is the best place for a relatively authentic (and pleasant) Wisconsin culinary experience."
4. Great Dane, The A brew pub restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin that brews its own great-tasting beers. The food is quite good and the atmos...
Author Comment: "You can't go wrong with the Great Dane. They have a great variety of dishes, both local and otherwise. They also brew plenty of their own yummy Great Dane beers."
5. Brat and Bacon Pretzel Burger At the Great Dane you can get what is perhaps the most Wisconsinite food ever whittled from animal flesh. The Brat and B...
Author Comment: "Only in Wisconsin. This is probably the least healthy thing to eat at the Great Dane, and perhaps in the Madison area. If you want to binge on Wisconsin flavor before you leave town, this is the way to do it."
6. Monty's Blue Plate Diner The first of Food Fight Inc's restaurants, a repertoire that also includes Market Street Diner, Bluephies, Eldorado Gril...
Author Comment: "Over on Atwood Avenue you should eat breakfast at Monty's, a great little traditional family diner."
7. Lazy Jane's Nice little cafe and bakery on Willy Street that's a great place for breakfast. Get there with a little time to spare on...
Author Comment: "One of the nicer places to eat breakfast in Madison. Located in the friendly confines of the Marquette neighborhood on Willy Street."
8. Mickey's Dairy Bar A great place on Monroe Street to have breakfast. It's an old-time restaurant that serves the BIGGEST pancakes around. ...
Author Comment: "One of the most famous diners in Madison. It might be tough to get a table, but it's well worth it. The menu, posted on the wall, is quite complete. Hearty breakfasts, like huge stacks of pancakes and egg scramblers, are just the start."
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