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Restaurant review: Food can’t match atmosphere at Café Hollander at Hilldale Mall
Restaurant review: Food can’t match atmosphere at Café Hollander at Hilldale Mall
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick was impressed with Café Hollander's impressive building, but the restaurant's food wasn't on the same level, he writes.
Restaurant review: Food, views at Kristi's in New Glarus make dining out special
Restaurant review: Food, views at Kristi's in New Glarus make dining out special
Gazette restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno had wanted to visit Deininger's Restaurant in New Glarus restaurant before it closed up in 2013. Kristi's, an eatery with a flair for Mexican tastes, now occupies the Victorian house with the wide porch that sits on the side of a steep hill overlooking the village.
Restaurant review: Class, cuisine have updated Avenue Club bubbling up
Restaurant review: Class, cuisine have updated Avenue Club bubbling up
The Avenue Bar operated for decades as a classic supper club on Madison's East Washington Avenue. Food Fight Restaurant Group took over the operation in 2011, renovating it and reopening it as The Avenue Club and the Bubble Up Bar.
Restaurant review: Former charm, value not lost at new Anchor Inn
Restaurant review: Former charm, value not lost at new Anchor Inn
The new, bigger and quite impressive Anchor Inn replaced the former building destroyed by fire in Aug. 2014, has been open since late last summer. While the building looks markedly different, the food, service and value remain the same, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno.
Restaurant review: Creative crepes make a case for Green Life Café
Restaurant review: Creative crepes make a case for Green Life Café
The Green Life Café opened on Monroe Street last summer with an emphasis on healthy, sustainable food and fresh ingredients.
Restaurant review: Food, drinks, '50s-'60s vibe make Octane special
Restaurant review: Food, drinks, '50s-'60s vibe make Octane special
Octane Interlounge in downtown Rockford playfully celebrates that '50s-'60s vibe with a bar/restaurant that is billed as “fun, casual dining,” says Gazette restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno.
Restaurant review: Madison's Osteria Papavero provides top-shelf Italian
Restaurant review: Madison's Osteria Papavero provides top-shelf Italian
Since 2005, Osteria Papavero has been quietly operating on East Wilson Street in downtown Madison, turning out some of the best Italian food in the city, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
Restaurant review: Merrill & Houston's is ideal for a nice night out
Restaurant review: Merrill & Houston's is ideal for a nice night out
When Gazette restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno visited Merrill & Houston's Steak Joint when it opened in 2012, not all of the eatery's issues were ironed out. In a return trip on a recent Friday night, she found that, other than a few small service issues, the experience was completely different.
Restaurant review: Madison's Forage can be fantastic, depending when you go
Restaurant review: Madison's Forage can be fantastic, depending when you go
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick had two differing experiences at Forage Kitchen, a restaurant in the 600 block of State Street in Madison. On a Sunday morning, he calls his visit "refreshing." On a Friday night, however, he felt it left much to be desired.
Restaurant review: No bun no problem at Edgerton's Craving Burgers
Restaurant review: No bun no problem at Edgerton's Craving Burgers
Craving Burgers is a new “bunless” burger joint that opened about six months ago at 522 Main St., Edgerton.