July 2011

July 2011

In This Issue

Best of Madison 2011

Best of Madison 2011

Our reader's picks (and 30th anniversary!) for the very best in dining, shopping, arts and entertainment and more

Throw a Posh Pizza Party

Throw a Posh Pizza Party

Good friends, wine and Fresh, Local ingredients: This is summertime at its most delicious!

Departments

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Departments

We Love Food Carts

We Love Food Carts

Our food cart craving can finally be satfisfied--thanks to warm weather and of course, yummy offerings.

Early Music Masters

Early Music Masters

Passionate performers become instructors at this year’s Madison Early Music Festival

Pack the Perfect Picnic

Pack the Perfect Picnic

Madison chefs share creative recipes for your next al fresco meal

Hip Sips Cocktail of the Month: Key Lime Martini

Hip Sips Cocktail of the Month: Key Lime Martini

Sip this riff off the classic lime rickey

Oregon's "New" Whites Reveal Refined, Detailed Sips

Oregon's "New" Whites Reveal Refined, Detailed Sips

Vintners have done several decades of research in vineyard conditions

A Food Full Circle At Blue Marlin

A Food Full Circle At Blue Marlin

A city seafood favorite talks fresh fish and innovative changes in their menu

A Bistro Worth the Drive

A Bistro Worth the Drive

Bistro 101 in Mt. Horeb serves up food with big-city panache

Soap Opera Offers Shoppers Luxe, Indulgent Buys

Soap Opera Offers Shoppers Luxe, Indulgent Buys

This State Street veteran is a favorite of generations of customers

Versatile Vixen

Versatile Vixen

One dress, four ways? Oh, yes. Make it polished, fun, sporty or quirky—your choice!

Summer Sun Skincare and Health

Summer Sun Skincare and Health

Summer brings greater awareness to skin health, but care is critical year-round

How to Raise Healthy, Happy Kids

How to Raise Healthy, Happy Kids

Childhood obesity's effect on our next generation

Tours on a Tank-Full

Tours on a Tank-Full

Things are looking up in the tourism and convention industries, but between the slowly recovering economy and high gas prices, people are traveling shorter distances and booking later.

The Next Generation of Golfers

The Next Generation of Golfers

Joni Dye's The First Tee teaches young golfers the links

Regionalism Run Rampant

Regionalism Run Rampant

Can regionalism be a good thing for all parties involved, or does it dilute the message?

July 2011 Event Highlights

July 2011 Event Highlights

The arts reach a fever pitch this month

Andrew Sewell Keeps Concerts on the Square Exciting

Andrew Sewell Keeps Concerts on the Square Exciting

He brings an eclectic mix to this year's Concerts on the Square

Elkhart Lake and the Acura TL are a Sophisticated Pair

Elkhart Lake and the Acura TL are a Sophisticated Pair

They make a drive and a vacation equally enjoyable

A Guide to Bonus Rooms

A Guide to Bonus Rooms

Lower level rooms are tops with families

Ice Cream Sodas are a Timeless Treat

Ice Cream Sodas are a Timeless Treat

The dessert brings out everyone's inner child

Throw a Posh Pizza Party

Throw a Posh Pizza Party

Good friends, wine and Fresh, Local ingredients: This is summertime at its most delicious!

Dubuque is a Current City

Dubuque is a Current City

The Mississippi River city celebrates its heritage in modern ways

Hot Off The Shelf July 2011

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Dining Out

We Love Food Carts

We Love Food Carts

Our food cart craving can finally be satfisfied--thanks to warm weather and of course, yummy offerings.

Pack the Perfect Picnic

Pack the Perfect Picnic

Madison chefs share creative recipes for your next al fresco meal

Hip Sips Cocktail of the Month: Key Lime Martini

Hip Sips Cocktail of the Month: Key Lime Martini

Sip this riff off the classic lime rickey

Oregon's "New" Whites Reveal Refined, Detailed Sips

Oregon's "New" Whites Reveal Refined, Detailed Sips

Vintners have done several decades of research in vineyard conditions

A Food Full Circle At Blue Marlin

A Food Full Circle At Blue Marlin

A city seafood favorite talks fresh fish and innovative changes in their menu

A Bistro Worth the Drive

A Bistro Worth the Drive

Bistro 101 in Mt. Horeb serves up food with big-city panache

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Habitat

A Guide to Bonus Rooms

A Guide to Bonus Rooms

Lower level rooms are tops with families

Ice Cream Sodas are a Timeless Treat

Ice Cream Sodas are a Timeless Treat

The dessert brings out everyone's inner child

Throw a Posh Pizza Party

Throw a Posh Pizza Party

Good friends, wine and Fresh, Local ingredients: This is summertime at its most delicious!

Home Trends July 2011

Summer Sun Skincare and Health

Summer Sun Skincare and Health

Summer brings greater awareness to skin health, but care is critical year-round

How to Raise Healthy, Happy Kids

How to Raise Healthy, Happy Kids

Childhood obesity's effect on our next generation

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Madison Business

Tours on a Tank-Full

Tours on a Tank-Full

Things are looking up in the tourism and convention industries, but between the slowly recovering economy and high gas prices, people are traveling shorter distances and booking later.

The Next Generation of Golfers

The Next Generation of Golfers

Joni Dye's The First Tee teaches young golfers the links

Regionalism Run Rampant

Regionalism Run Rampant

Can regionalism be a good thing for all parties involved, or does it dilute the message?

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Spotlight

Early Music Masters

Early Music Masters

Passionate performers become instructors at this year’s Madison Early Music Festival

July 2011 Event Highlights

July 2011 Event Highlights

The arts reach a fever pitch this month

Andrew Sewell Keeps Concerts on the Square Exciting

Andrew Sewell Keeps Concerts on the Square Exciting

He brings an eclectic mix to this year's Concerts on the Square

Archive »

Shopping & Style

Soap Opera Offers Shoppers Luxe, Indulgent Buys

Soap Opera Offers Shoppers Luxe, Indulgent Buys

This State Street veteran is a favorite of generations of customers

Versatile Vixen

Versatile Vixen

One dress, four ways? Oh, yes. Make it polished, fun, sporty or quirky—your choice!

Hot Off The Shelf July 2011

Elkhart Lake and the Acura TL are a Sophisticated Pair

Elkhart Lake and the Acura TL are a Sophisticated Pair

They make a drive and a vacation equally enjoyable

Dubuque is a Current City

Dubuque is a Current City

The Mississippi River city celebrates its heritage in modern ways

Columns

Madison Needs Some Divine Intervention

Madison Needs Some Divine Intervention

Fortunately, lots are plenty of people working to make the city great

Regionalism Run Rampant

Regionalism Run Rampant

Can regionalism be a good thing for all parties involved, or does it dilute the message?

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Out There

Our Lakes: A Dirty Little Secret

Our Lakes: A Dirty Little Secret

Look underneath their shimmering blue exterior and underneath there's problems

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For the Record

Citizens Who Care are the Key to Democracy

Citizens Who Care are the Key to Democracy

Exploring acts of citizenship

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Genuine Articles

The Vilas Zoo's Education Garden is Good for the Animals

The Vilas Zoo's Education Garden is Good for the Animals

The Vilas Zoo feeds the animals healthy, locally-grown food—right from their own garden

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