People who pay attention to the Madison dining scene have been eagerly anticipating the opening of Cadre, the new French-inspired restaurant led by chef Evan Dannells. One of the city's most well-regarded chefs, Dannells formerly worked at L’Etoile, Lucille and Merchant before opening the new eatery.
The Four Dishes made the short trip to Evansville recently for a visit to The Grove Market, an eatery they describe as part European cafe, part farmers market and the occasional music venue.
Owned by Janesville native Eric Peterson, Union Corners Brewery opened in June in the new Union Corners development on Madison's east side. Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick expects it to become a dining destination in short order.
A dining favorite in Rockford since opening in 1982, Mary’s Market was a recent stop for The Gazette's restaurant review team, The Four Dishes.
Despite having some characteristics of the larger chain restaurants, La Cantina in Stoughton adds enough originality to impress Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
The food wasn't the only thing supernatural during The Four Dishes recent visit to Lucerne's Fondue and Spirits in Rockford, Illinois.
During a recent visit to The Winnebago Arts Café, 2262 Winnebago St., Madison, Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick was impressed with the breakfast and lunch menu. Though the cafe recently changed its menu to include only dinner and brunch, Livick expects the same great food and service options after the change.
The Four Dishes stayed close to home this week, sampling the bar fare at Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill (the former Hhffrrrggh Inn) in Janesville.
Sequoia, a new sushi and ramen restaurant that opened in June on Madison's Monroe Street, offers tantalizing flavors and artful food presentations in an upscale setting, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
Tilley's Pizza House in Beloit claims to be the city's first and oldest pizza restaurant. During a recent visit, The Four Dishes quickly figured out why the popular eatery has remained in business since the 1950s.
Though it tends to be slow in getting orders out, Hering's Lake Ripley Inn in Cambridge boats a menu full of good-tasting food that is well prepared, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes paid a visit to Fort 88 Smokehouse in Fort Atkinson and came away impressed by the entrees and desserts.
Recently opened in a spot that has seen other eateries come and go, 107 State Street didn't necessarily stand out during a recent visit by Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes paid a visit to Rock Bar and Grill in Beloit, taking in not only the tastes but also the establishment's history and beautiful natural surroundings.
Ian's Pizza, the popular pizzeria with locations on Frances and State streets in Madison, recently opened a third location at the newly renovated Garver Feed Mill behind Olbrich Botanical Gardens on the city’s east side.
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick enjoyed most of what he tried at Bar Corallini on Madison's east side, but one particular entree proved to be a letdown.
Faced with a long wait on a Friday night, the Four Dishes took advantage of Shopiere Tap's outdoor seating for faster service and a delicious meal of comfort foods.
It took Bill Livick nearly two years to visit Taiwan Little Eats on State Street in Madison, but The Gazette's restaurant reviewer found the wait to be worth it.
The Four Dishes dug into some homestyle American comfort food during a recent stop to Sophia's Family Restaurant in Roscoe, Illinois.
Along with its modern, minimalist atmosphere, The Heights in Madison impressed Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick with a menu highlighted by high-quality ingredients--most locally produced.
The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes found great tastes and charming atmosphere at Edgerton's Cafe on Main.
Sometimes you just want a great pizza in most casual place you can find. If that's your situation, Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick believes there's no place better than Famous Yeti's Pizza in Stoughton.
Housed inside Beloit's Goodwin Boutique Hotel, the Velvet Buffalo Cafe proved to be a true treat in both taste and atmosphere during a recent visit by The Gazette's restaurant review team, The Four Dishes.
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick found a lot to like during a recent visit to Freshfin Poke, one of a half-dozen poke restaurants that have opened in Madison in the last few years.
Suggestions from friends and family draw The Four Dishes to Rockford, Illinois, for a visit to Garrett's for dinner. The picturesque location and fine food left them feeling satisfied.
Pricier entrees aside, Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick enjoyed his dining experience at Lake Edge Seafood Company, a new restaurant option on Monona Drive in Madison.
A new Mexican restaurant, Delicias La Oaxaquena, recently opened in a strip mall at 2121 Milton Ave., Janesville. The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes visited recently and came away highly impressed.
After hearing great things about Surya Cafe in Fitchburg, Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick and a friend decided to pay a visit to check out this vegetarian hot spot. They did not leave disappointed.
Crafted Americana in Lake Geneva promotes its artisan menu by using locally sourced meats, veggies and fruits whenever possible.
Pasture and Plenty, another trendy farm-to-table restaurant in Madison’s progressive culinary scene, opened two years ago on the city’s near-west side.
The Four Dishes ventured off to Brookfield in search of a Middle Eastern feast. They found Casablanca, 17800 W. Bluemound Road, and were wowed by the fine flavors and ambience.
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick heads to Plow Restaurant in downtown Cambridge, a farm-to-table operation that opened on Main Street in Cambridge three years ago.
The Four Dishes decided to try an at-home feast with take-out selections from Riga-Tony's, a ‘Delicatezzi Italiano' located in Delavan.
Nile Restaurant has been serving savory Mediterranean dishes from its roomy location on the city’s west side since 2011, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
The Four Dishes celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a visit to Tavern on Clark in Rockford, Illinois. The restaurant's drinks, food and desserts left The Gazette's restaurant review team wanting more.
Aside from the noise that often accompanies a popular restaurant, Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick found a lot to like about the food and service at Athens Grill in Waunakee.
With the food truck craze in full swing, diners can now enjoy specialty street tacos and more at one of Beloit’s newest restaurants, truk’t.
Great Italian food, wonderful service and a friendly, gracious host all make Naples 15 in downtown Madison a great place to dine and celebrate, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes stayed close to home on a snowy evening to taste-test the Italian fare at Sam's Pizza in Janesville.
The Globe, 209 N. Henry St., Madison, specializes in the cuisines of Nepal and Northern India, but its menu also includes dishes from Thailand, Tibet, Korea, Japan, the Middle East and elsewhere, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
On a winter night unfit for a trip out of town, The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes found a pleasing Mexican feast right in Janesville at Hacienda Real.
Boar & Barrel, a restaurant and cocktail bar on Madison's Capitol Square designed around a “pork-centric” menu, began operating last April in a historic building that previously was home to one of the city’s finest seafood establishments, The Blue Marlin.
In Janesville, bars and restaurants come and go, but Charlie’s Place has sustained a fine reputation. After sampling the fare and the unfussy atmosphere, The Four Dishes can understand why.
Madison’s options for Mediterranean cuisine have been limited in recent years, so the opening of Dubai Mediterranean Restaurant and Bar on State Street is a welcome addition, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
Since 1924, locals have considered Beloit's Butterfly Club a favorite spot for fine dining. The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes decided to check the place out.
McGee’s Chicken at 1920 S. Park St., Madison, serves wings, gizzards, tenders, breasts, legs, thighs and whole chickens, but there are plenty of other options on a menu that, according to advertising, crosses fast food with soul food.
The Gazette's restaurant review team, The Four Dishes, recently visited Bessie’s Diner at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport. The group found the eatery's food, decor and view of the airport uplifting.
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick says Freiburg Tap Haus in Madison has potential, but it needs to figure out how to provide better service and more consistent main courses.
The Four Dishes got the most out of their visit to Abreo in Rockford, Illinois, ordering a variety of small dishes to sample the finest the restaurant had to offer.