Although itâ€™s not the sand-in-my-butt-crack vacation I really desire right now, Iâ€™m going to Madison for a change of scenery. In the past, a trip to Madtown automatically meant a meal at Himal Chuli, a great Nepali restaurant on State Street, but this time, Iâ€™m going to try someplace new.
Any suggestions? I am considering the Caribbean-flavored Jamerica on Williamson Street or possibly the Old Fashioned on Pickney.
Actually, I have been to the Old Fashioned once before with OnMilwaukee.com coworkers including publisher (and my amigo) Andy Tarnoff who ordered a burger topped with bacon, fried onions and a soft-cooked egg. After a week of caution-to-the-wind holiday horking, I donâ€™t think Iâ€™m game for this much decadence on a bun, but I also remember the folks at the Old Fashioned making a hell of an old school cocktail.
Any other Madison restaurant suggestions?
Jollybob's is over-priced mediocre tripe, go to Jamerica, much more authentic and realistically priced. Try a Plaza burger, 319 North Henry Street, just off State.
Lazy Janes on Willy Street across from the co-op if having breakfast or lunch....I recently ate at Graze on the square (sophisticated Madison dining) which was yummy, and I have heard only excellent reviews of Underground Kitchen which just opened on East Mifflin.....happy dining.....B.
firstname.lastname@example.org | Dec. 28, 2010 at 6:17 p.m. (report)
The Weary Traveler on Williamson St deserves consideration... diverse menu with a great beer selection.
bikinchef | Dec. 28, 2010 at 5:07 p.m. (report)
If you are on the eastside and near Olbrich, you have to go Crema Cafe. Breakfast/lunch spot. Super awesome food and atmosphere looking over Lake Monona. The chef/owner used to work in Milwaukee at Sanford, Bartolottas and I think a place called Hi Hat? We are lucky to have him in our hood. Skip Mexican joints in Madtown too, Southside Milwaukee blows everything away. Merchant is a neat, new place near the Capital.
Try Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery on Atwood...awesome food and unique cupcakes for dessert or to take with you!
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