Coffee in the Capital

I’ll admit, I love my Starbucks card. I love seeing the stars add up in the little cup on my app, and racking up enough points for a free drink. I’m a total sucker for Starbucks’ tweets about its Pumpkin Spice Latte, and I made sure the Starbucks on Brady Street was my first stop…

Movida: Bringing Tables Together over Tapas

One of the reasons I love writing about food is that it’s encouraged me to become more adventurous in so many ways. I can’t even begin to describe how many incredible facts, big and small, I’ve learned about the food scene in Wisconsin, or how many recipes are bookmarked for me to try out in…

Pumpkin Bisque with Smoked Gouda

It only took three gnocchi recipes, one spinach and artichoke dip and one pumpkin bisque with smoked gouda for me to finally curl up on my couch to watch college football this Saturday. It’s the type of day you dream of having in the kitchen… you know, the kind that produces results that will last…

Hotel Madrid Prepares for “Stranger Things” Halloween Ball

It’s the Netflix hit that I was too wimpy to get through alone. “You like Steven Spielberg?” My friends would ask. “Well, then, you’ve got to watch ‘Stranger Things.’” Well, I wimped out pretty quickly, and keep telling myself I’ll get through the whole show one of these days. But in the meantime, I’ll settle for learning…

DanDan Raises Money for Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico.

DanDan announced it will be raising money for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico from October 12 through November 12. During that time, the restaurant says 100-percent of the sales of three special cocktails will go toward hurricane relief. The restaurant kicked off the fundraiser with an event, Tropical Libations, on Thursday, October 12. According…

Finding Inspiration in “Commanding the Table”

Before there was “Chopped” on Food Network or the #feedfeed on Instagram, there was a young woman named Ella Brennan, looking to make her mark on the New Orleans restaurant scene in the 1940s and 1950s. “Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table,” a documentary featured in the Milwaukee Film Festival, follows her journey from working as a…

Apple Pie in a Bag: An Unintentional Recipe for Success

Whether you’re a good cook/baker or not, if you’ve spent any time in the kitchen, you’ve made mistakes. Sometimes, they’re minor, like pouring a little too much wine for a sauce or keeping scrambled eggs on the stove a little too long. Sometimes, your mistakes might require you to start over, like completely forgetting the…