A UW-Madison Food and Dining Magazine

Recipes, recommendations &more

  • A Porter Pour-over

    A Porter Pour-over

    Written by Grace Miller, Editor-in-Chief. Photographed by Xiaoyue Pu. At first glance, Porter, located in a station on the train tracks at 640 W. Washington Avenue, is a cozy, secluded cafe who takes their coffee very seriously. I walked in and was greeted by the strong, bitter scent of ground beans mingling with a sweetness […] Read more

  • Alice Choi: The Hip Foodie (Madison) Mom

    Alice Choi: The Hip Foodie (Madison) Mom

    By Sam Karny | Photos courtesy of Hip Foodie Mom  She’s not a professionally trained chef or restaurateur, but thousands of followers from Madison and beyond replicate her recipes, listen to her tips and watch her Instagram stories. Alice Choi is a wife, mom, former advertising and marketing professional and author of the blog Hip […] Read more

  • The Scoop on Babcock

    The Scoop on Babcock

    By Libby Schnepf | Photos by Devin Kelly A UW campus delicacy evokes humanistic responses such as nostalgia of one’s first lick of Union Utopia or reminiscent of summers spent on the terrace. But the process behind the sweet and creamy facade is far more technical than taste buds may indicate. Founded in 1951, Babcock Ice […] Read more

  • Food Fight Keeps Local Restaurant Culture Alive

    Food Fight Keeps Local Restaurant Culture Alive

    A look into Madison’s premier restaurant group, how they function and why they’re still thriving over 20 years later.   By Sam Karny | Photos by Daniella Byck, Carli Gordon & Devin Kelly   “We are the definition of local,” says the opening line of Food Fight’s webpage—a hub of all things delicious in Madison. […] Read more

  • Thank God It’s Fish Fry Friday

    Thank God It’s Fish Fry Friday

    For generations, Friday fish fry has been a staple of Wisconsin culture. Mike Seidel has reviewed over 1,200 fish fries on his website, Madison Fish Fry, keeping the iconically Wisconsin tradition alive. By Daniella Byck | Photos by Daniella Byck Mike Seidel originally considered himself a “prime rib connoisseur.” Growing up in Viroqua, Wisconsin, Seidel’s […] Read more

  • Late Night Menus in Madison

    Late Night Menus in Madison

    A new take on the midnight snack, Madison’s late night menus are sure to make your stomach growl. By Lauren Anders | Photos by Devin Kelly One might think that the only restaurants that are open on a late Friday or Saturday night would be the stereotypical pizza places. For college kids, this means sitting […] Read more