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…

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…

The Sweet Side of Reading

“I initially thought, ‘okay, dessert, he’ll just do the standards.’ Once I realized he was an artist and so creative, it kind of opened up.”

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tacos

Sundays. They can satiate your appetite for a good brunch and they can be so incredibly relaxing. On the flip side, they can lull you right into a false sense of a long, lazy day. Sundays and I have developed a love-hate relationship over the years. Every week, like clockwork, I try to convince myself…

National Tequila Day

Have I mentioned how much I love BelAir Cantina before? I definitely have… and I’ve got a blog post to prove it. Today is no exception, thanks to a drink and taco special BelAir’s offering in honor of National Tequila Day! BelAir is serving $5 margaritas and tequila shots (Don Julio Blanco Tequila)! I’ll be…

Eggs, Glorious Eggs

I can tell you right now, this post probably will be renamed “Eggs, Glorious Eggs: Part One” at some point, because there are a million different ways to have eggs at breakfast, lunch and dinner (and sure, dessert, too). Last week, for example, I made two delicious dishes: scrambled eggs with steak, spinach and cherry tomatoes,…