Despite being hampered by street construction for the six months it’s been open, The Tin Fox has managed to thrive at 2616 Monroe St., Madison. Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick credits the eatery for having done everything right by providing excellent service and outstanding fare in a handsome, open environment.

Anointed One, which opened last year on Madison's far west side, specializes in fare commonly associated with Southern soul food: heavily battered, deep-fried chicken, pork and fish, with sides such as corn bread, collard greens, yams and green beans with pork, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.

Madison's BelAir Cantina is an energetic restaurant that specializes in tacos with creative fillings and executes them well. The whole place exudes an upbeat, slightly urbane vibe, which wouldn’t go far without a good kitchen putting out fresh, locally sourced and tasty fare, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.