By Drew Olson Special to Published Jan 24, 2009 at 7:31 AM

It's Madison Week at We sent our editorial staff to check out bars, restaurants, retail outlets and cultural venues in order to uncover some of the best of Wisconsin's second-largest city. 

Earlier this week, we ran a story detailing where some local politicians hang out when they are in Madison. We inadvertently omitted responses from New Berlin representative David Cullen and Milwaukee senator Lena Taylor. 

Here are their answers, which have been added to the original story: 

David Cullen, Democratic State Representative, 13th District
Favorite place for lunch: My favorite lunch spot in Madison is my desk at my Capitol office. I have a great view of Lake Mendota and my wife makes me great, nutritious
lunches that I enjoy.

Favorite place for dinner: My favorite dinner spots are Paisan's, 131 W. Wilson St., and Rocky's, 1301 Regent St. (It's) probably a carry over from my undergraduate days at UW.

Favorite place for coffee or cocktails: I don't drink coffee and I don't drink alcohol in Madison because I usually have to drive home to Milwaukee.

Favorite place to take first-time visitors: First time visitors to Madison should see the Capitol, the view from the top of Bascom Hill and stop at Memorial Union to enjoy some
refreshments and time out on the terrace.

Lena Taylor, Democratic State Senator, 4th District
Favorite lunch spot: Kipp’s Down Home Cooking, 1614 Monroe St. I love their southern style meals.

Favorite dinner spot: The Tornado Club Steakhouse, 116 S. Hamilton St. The food and service are both excellent.

Favorite spot for a cocktail: Genna's, 105 W. Main St. The atmosphere is fantastic.

Favorite place to take first-time visitors: The Nitty Gritty, 223 N. Frances St. It sums up Madison pretty well, I think. 

Drew Olson Special to

Host of “The Drew Olson Show,” which airs 1-3 p.m. weekdays on The Big 902. Sidekick on “The Mike Heller Show,” airing weekdays on The Big 920 and a statewide network including stations in Madison, Appleton and Wausau. Co-author of Bill Schroeder’s “If These Walls Could Talk: Milwaukee Brewers” on Triumph Books. Co-host of “Big 12 Sports Saturday,” which airs Saturdays during football season on WISN-12. Former senior editor at Former reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.