Bear & Bottle, a 4,800-square-foot eatery and bar on North Sherman Avenue, is restaurateur Tim Thompson's latest venture. He also operates the Free House Pub in Middleton, the Flying Hound in Fitchburg and Waypoint Public House in Monona.
Established in 1986 and known to be the first restaurant in Wisconsin to serve Szechwan and Northern-style Mandarin cuisine, Peking still resides in its original location on Milton Avenue.
A pizzeria that emphasizes local ingredients and carries a good variety of craft beers opened last year in Verona, and it's been getting busier as it's become more well known, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
The Gazette's restaurant review team, The Four Dishes, were thoroughly impressed by the Italian fare and delicious desserts offered at this Evansville eatery.
The Ohio Tavern was purchased last year by Kristi Genna and Jack Williams, the folks who own and operate Genna's Cocktail Bar, at 105 W. Main St., Madison. The couple have transformed the iconic Ohio into a popular taco lounge.
The Four Dishes recently visited the Lake Geneva eatery during the city's restaurant week, but came away feeling the menu could use some culinary inspiration.
Zandru's operates out of a shiny new space on State Street, and its sleek, minimalist interior design and concise menu are appealing.
For those inclined to work up an appetite before eating (and to work it off after), The Four Dishes found Bass Creek Café in Afton to be a wonderful biking or hiking destination.
This Rockford, Illinois eatery, located at 200 Prairie Street, is serious about its food, beers and wines, and it left a positive impression on The Gazette's restaurant review team, The Four Dishes.
While he was impressed with the tasty fajitas at Lalo's Mexican Restaurante, 5510 University Ave., Madison, Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick felt the service left something to be desired.