Grate: “Simplicity in its Purest Form”

Growing up, I can remember how excited I used to get when my parents made boxed macaroni and cheese for me. Forget about the fact that my mom had a killer homemade lasagna recipe, or that my dad made the best baked beans with hot dogs and melted cheese. There was something incredibly comforting about…

Balzac Launches New East Side Farmers Market

On Saturday, September 23, Balzac will host a new East Side Farmers at the corner of Brady and Arlington Place. As an east-sider myself, it thrilled me when I heard about the new market. I’ve had a wonderful time exploring the various markets in the Greater Milwaukee area, as well as Dane County’s, but to…

Colectivo to Donate to Hurricane Relief Efforts

On Wednesday, September 20, Colectivo will donate 50 percent of its coffee sales to aid victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. According to Colectivo’s Facebook page, coffee sales on “Relief Wednesday” made in person and online will both benefit relief efforts. Colectivo will donate proceeds to GlobalGiving‘s Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma Relief Funds. GlobalGiving, a…

Steak Tacos with Mojo Marinade

“Aren’t you going to take a picture first?” I pause, a chip with guacamole hovering between my plate and my mouth. I look down at the plate, with two homemade steak tacos and a mojo marinade glaze waiting in the most tantalizing fashion, next to a heaping spoonful of guacamole and chips. I don’t want…

Dane County Farmers’ Market Celebrates 45th Anniversary: Part Two

The Dane County Farmers’ Market may be the star of the show every Wednesday and Saturday, but the farmers, managers and consumers all know the spotlight shines even brighter on the farms themselves. After all, that’s where farmers return week after week, to plant, grow and pick whatever they sell. That’s where the DCFM’s managers…

Hi Hat Celebrates 20 Years

On Saturday, September 2nd, Hi Hat & Garage on Brady will celebrate the big 2-0 with a block party at the corner of Brady Street and Arlington Place. The event, which runs from 1:00 until 10:00p., will feature food tents, beer tappings, an Old Fashioned contest, local vendors and local music and DJs… just to…