If you're pining for the glitz and glamour of a bygone era, the Four Dishes think Clara Bo in Beloit might be just the place for you.
Buraka specializes in East African cuisine with an emphasis on Ethiopian recipes. It reopened in March in the building that used to house Jolly Bob's Caribbean restaurant on Williamson Street.
The Gazette's new restaurant review team, the Four Dishes, offer their take on the popular GR's Sandwich Shoppe, 2100 E. Milwaukee St., Janesville.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Green Life Café opened on Monroe Street last summer with an emphasis on healthy, sustainable food and fresh ingredients.
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.
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.