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One Barrel Brewing Company

Beer at One Barrel Brewery
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Madison’s first nanobrewery

One Barrel Brewery is located in the heart of Madison’s east side at the intersection of Atwood & Winnebago streets. It’s a perfect fit for the neighborhood, which is the epicenter of all things local and handcrafted in Madison.

One Barrel brews each of their beers one barrel at a time.… Continue Reading →

Greenbush Bakery

Doughnuts at Greenbush

Decadent donuts in Madison

This unassuming donut shop may not have the panache of VooDoo or Top Pot, but   it turns out some of of the lightest, fluffiest and most delicious donuts we have ever had.

When we moved to Madison, our first apartment was three short blocks from Greenbush Bakery.… Continue Reading →

Great Divide Brewing Co.

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Legendary Craft Beer


Just like bigfoot, Great Divide beer is rare and elusive in Wisconsin (the nearest place to get is…Illinois-gasp!). That means, whenever we’re in Denver, we head directly to the brewery to bag a flight of their exceptional beer. Their flagship brew is the Yeti Imperial Stout, which we think is quite possibly the most perfect example of this style of beer.… Continue Reading →

Ore Dock Brewing Company

Good Beer, Ore Dock, Marquette

Craft Beer in Marquette, MI

Every summer, our dear friend (and L&A contributer!) Al invites us to stay at his family’s camp in Michigan’s upper peninsula. It’s a truly magical place, but frankly so much swimming, sauna-ing and relaxing can make you really thirsty for beer. Luckily the U.P.’s craft beer scene has been growing steadily.… Continue Reading →

Comet Cafe

Comet Cafe Menu

Slow food on Milwaukee’s East Side


Comet Cafe’s logo is a Rabbit, but don’t let their speedy mascot fool you. They, like their sister cafe Honeypie, serve slow food sourced from local purveyors. And sure, slow food can mean long lines, but the staff makes you feel right at home as you wait for a spot.… Continue Reading →

Madison Sourdough Company

Madison Sourdough Bread

Delicious bread & tasty treats

Madison Sourdough is so good, it (almost) defies description. This sunny oasis of carbs and caffeine draws us there like a lodestone. Rarely do we go a week without meeting friends for a lazy Sunday meal, or a quick stop for a morning latte and pastry.… Continue Reading →

Karben4 Brewery

NightCall, SamuRyePA, Block Party and Lady Luck Beer

Madison’s Newest Brewery Brings It

And by “it” we mean amazing beer. Take a peek…

Delicious looking amirite? Well, it tastes even better. We tried all of their available beers, and their offerings were uniformly excellent. It was hard to play favorites, but Ryan loved their SamuRyePA. It’s spicy yet maltaliciously sweet and superbly balanced.… Continue Reading →

Voodoo Doughuts

Doughnuts at Voodoo

Good Things Come in Pink Boxes

Who knew that doughnuts could be so devilish? When I was a kid, doughnuts were the treat you washed down with a styrofoam cup of chocolate milk after mass. They were powdery, sweet and angelic as they come. Well, they do things differently in PDX.  … Continue Reading →

Snooze

Snooze on Larimer in Denver

The Best Brunch in Denver

Gentle reader, what would you do if I told you there was a place that SERVED FLIGHTS OF PANCAKES! Would you hop on a plane and head straight there?

We would. (Look how excited Ryan is for his pancakes!)

And rightfully so. Take a look at this…

Pure culinary genius.… Continue Reading →

Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House

Flight of Beer at Deschutes

Craft Beer in Portland


For the craft beer lover, a visit to Portland means tasting plenty of delicious, locally brewed beer. Full SailRogue, Widmer Brothers, Bridgeport and Deschutes all call Oregon home. While you may be tempted to say that you do not have enough time to try all of Oregon’s best brews, we say you have not budgeted your time properly.… Continue Reading →