The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes paid a visit to Franchesco's Italian restaurant in Rockford, Illinois, before it switched to carryout and delivery in the face of the COVID-19 spread.
Aaron R. Conklin, The Gazette's new Madison-area restaurant reviewer, offers his take on the barbecue selections at Fitchburg's Thirsty Goat.
The Gazette's restaurant review team, The Four Dishes, pay a visit to Janesville's newest dining establishment, drafthouse.
The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes recently visited H&S Hibachi and Sushi in Janesville for a taste of Asian cuisine.
Oregon's downtown has a handful of decent restaurants. According to Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick, the best of them is Charlie’s on Main--a farm-to-table kitchen that operates from a renovated historic building on Main Street.
The Four Dishes, The Gazette's restaurant review team, took in all the meaty flavors during a recent visit to LD's BBQ in East Troy.
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick reminisced about the days of old-fashioned taverns during a recent visit to The Village Green in downtown Middleton.
Sometimes carryout on a deary winter night is a preferred method of dining. The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes took that route recently to enjoy a feast of Middle Eastern food from Sahara Palace in Rockford, Illinois.
Specializing in breads made from scratch and other baked goods, Madison Sourdough, also serves breakfast and lunch five days a week along with weekend brunches, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes ventured out for a night of formal dining with their significant others at Wissota Chophouse, the restaurant at the new Cobblestone Hotel in downtown Janesville.
Takara 88 in downtown Middleton is one of four Japanese restaurants in the Madison area owned and operated by Brian and Ericka Ni. While all specialize in high-grade sushi and fine service, Takara 88 is definitely a gem among the jewels, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
The Four Dishes made their way to Beloit recently to check out the Mexican fare at Dulce Vida. From burritos and tacos to homemade ice cream, the menu offered The Gazette's restaurant review team plenty to be pleased with.
While he enjoyed his meal at Madison's Tutto Pasta, Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick notes the city offers several other options for those seeking fine Italian dining.
Havana Coffee on Janesville's Milton Avenue offers breakfast all day, a light menu of soup and sandwiches plus house-baked pastries and goodies. The Four Dishes checked the place out and found its fare to be quite delicious.
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick recently visited Little Tibet, a restaurant on Madison's East Johnson Street that transitioned from a food cart on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus into a brick and mortar eatery serving Tibetan, Nepali and Bhutanese cuisines.
The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes found dining entertainment took on a whole new meaning during a visit to Fuji Sushi & Steak House in Janesville.
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.