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Christine Inthachith opened the original Lao Laan-Xang restaurant on Williamson Street in Madison about 17 years ago. In 2005, she opened a second restaurant in a larger spot on Atwood Avenue, about a mile from the original. Customers flock to the two restaurants for curries, noodle dishes and other more exotic fare.
Steve’s Deli Dog House, 320 N. Parker Drive, Janesville, is in the original Deli Dog House location. It’s not fancy dining, but it’s fine for stopping in and eating a sandwich, restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno says.
Nonprofit company KANDU Industries has assumed ownership of The Armory, months after it overtook management of the restaurant in downtown Janesville.
Freiburg Gastropub opened earlier this summer on Monroe Street, further contributing to the popular dining scene on the city's near-west side. The new restaurant/bar combo puts a third German dining spot on the map here, with Essen Haus and Come Back In having already been established for decades east of the Capitol Square.
Janesville's Jake Sailing is introducing Tasteful Janesville, a reincarnation of the former Taste of Janesville, on Saturday, Aug. 22 at Riverside Park in Janesville.
Casual Joe's, an authentic barbecue joint, opened in May in the old Fort Auto Body building. Chef Tyler Sailsbery went on a trek around the Midwest and the South to learn about barbecue and its different regional flavors. The meats are smoked on site, and the sauces are homemade. It's a great concept, but the execution isn't quite there yet.
A new restaurant in the village of Oregon, about 10 minutes south of Madison on Highway 14, bills itself as a “farm dinner house” where meat and potatoes are central.
The Dining Room delivers impeccable food, excellent service and above-average value. It's well worth the drive through Green County, which is a beautiful treat in itself.
Viking Brewpub owners Vik and Lori Malling have a simple philosophy: Treat customers as if they were in the Mallings' own home, restaurant reviewer Bill Livick writes.
In In many towns, train depots were razed. But Edgerton still has its beautiful old train depot, and it is being put to good use, writes restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno.
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