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fruited beer

It's definitely a desert style of beer, I've had it with cheese cake and tirimasu once, it's was pretty decent. I think you are right though, it's not much of a quaffer, just a sipper..

Jun 20, 2008
madtowner in Beer

fruited beer

If you really like Fruit style beers, you'd be hard pressed to find a better one than that of New Glarus Raspberry Tart or their Kriek Style beer, unfortunately they are only sold in Wisconsin and the Northern part of Illinois.. That's US, the Belgian beers like Liefmans and Lindemans are great examples of the style you prefer, you may check out online or to see if anyone close by may have those brands..Good Luck!!

Jun 18, 2008
madtowner in Beer

Madison, Wisconsin

Here is the link that I have on the Steakhouse thing
http://www.madison.com/tct/features/s...
As far as Roman Candle, I really haven't eaten there, I had read on the daily page forum in the Isthmus that it was a mixed review of pizza etc...I heard that La Rocca's on Willy St had good pizza though, so I guess the best thing is to try it!!.

Dec 13, 2006
madtowner in Great Lakes

Dotty Dumplings Dowry in Madison, WI

Yeah, I have had the Whole Foods stuff, it's not bad, in fact I belong to Willy St Co op and I have yet to try there's, I may do a taste test with all three. I am still trying to find the Best Burger in Madtown

Dotty Dumplings Dowry in Madison, WI

That's what I thought too, it seems like the whole place went down the tubes when the had to move. I used to think that the burgers were great, now they are mediocre at best and they charge extra for condiments? What's that all about anyway? I have heard that the Plaza Tavern has the best burgers, but that was only from a few assorted people. Who in Madtown do you think has the best burgers, great atmosphere, not a chain, and great service?

Dotty Dumplings Dowry in Madison, WI

Has anyone been back to this establishment since the move to Francis? Is it my imagination or has the dining pleasure gone down the tubes? I used to love the old restaurant and the burgers were the best in town, not to mention the atmosphere. Consensus? Any better places you'd concider over Dottys?

Madison, Wisconsin

That's okay, It can be confusing. I am certainly not disagreeing with what you said about Cocoliquot, or Sardine, I was just responding to what stanman was looking for, family style, steak not expensive..:) I've not been to Cocoliquot, but there website gives prices and etc..nice but waaaay out of my league for sure. FYI: there is going to be a Brazilian Steak House coming to Madtown, not sure of the name yet, but I guess the owner of the Church Key on University will be starting it up, it sounds interesting!

Nov 30, 2006
madtowner in Great Lakes

Door County, WI - Nov Need Help

If you are in Fish Creek, White Gull Inn has the best Breakfasts. Skip the usual Al Johnson's in Sister Bay and eat at Sister Bay Cafe for Lunch instead!! Good Eating!!

Your Take on Leinenkugels Beer (Leines): Chippewa Falls Wisconsin

Since I am a Wisconsinite and grew up with the stuff, I can honestly say that it's better than its parent company SAB Miller. I enjoy their Creamy Dark and their Red Lager. The Berry Weiss is just another Wine Cooler with a Beer Label so that one is completely out. The regular white label lager is decent too, it all goes hand and hand with Friday Fish Frys, and the northwoods, I hardly see Leinies down in Madison and the southern part of the state, it's mainly upper central to upper north..

Oct 28, 2006
madtowner in Beer

Take out in Madison, WI

What kind of food are you looking for as far as take out goes, because just about every place has take out. Maharaja Indian restaurant on Odana has take out, the price is good too. T&S Vietnamese on Odana, almost every place downtown by campus has take out, so I guess you need to be more specific.

Beers of the Midwest

Oh, I forgot all about Bells, their Oberon is excellent as is there Stout, not sure of the name. I had the stout about 2 years ago and since then haven't seen it. Also, I'd highly recommnend anything from Lake Louie, if you get to Wisconsin, I believe you'd be able to find it in the Dane, Grant, and Iowa counties only.

Oct 03, 2006
madtowner in Beer

Beers of the Midwest

Wow, my favorite question!! Tyranena Brewing's Bitter Woman IPA
Capital Brewery's Island Wheat, Fauerbach's Red Ale, Sprecher's Oktoberfest, New Glarus Brewery's Spotted Cow & Squirrel Nut Brown & Rasberry Tart. Two Brothers..anything they make is awesome, Great Lakes..Edmund Fitzgerald Porter and the list goes on..

Oct 03, 2006
madtowner in Beer

Madison, Wisconsin

Umm, I already live in Madison, I think you would be referring to the poster named Stanman, I already know of Cocoliquot and Sardine, nice places, but pretty expensive for my pocket book, plus, I wouldn't think the poster would want to bring in a bunch of young college kids to Cocoliquot nor Sardine, he's looking for more Italian and Steak type places.....

Sep 29, 2006
madtowner in Great Lakes

Madison, Wisconsin

Delmonicos is pricey, but so is the Tornado Room, not nearly as, but you have to remember, stanman is taking a bunch of people out, I'm not sure if he'd want to pay a wad'o'cash just to eat comfortably..LOL..it's all good really, actually, I thought of another really great Italian place just off the square..Tuto Pasta, I think one is a cafe style and there is another right on State St.

Sep 26, 2006
madtowner in Great Lakes

Madison, Wisconsin

I almost forgot one important place if you like true italian food..The Greenbush Bar on Regent St, it's in the historic Greenbush neighborhood in the old Italian Workmans Club. They have the best Sicilian style food, and all homemade, no store bought pasta..Good Luck Choosing and Go Badgers!!

Sep 26, 2006
madtowner in Great Lakes

Madison, Wisconsin

Well, the Great Dane isn't Italian, but it is a great atmosphere. The only other real italian type restaurant that I think is great isn't even close to campus, it's Rosarios on Monona Drive, even though I haven't been there, I've heard good things. Also, there is Portabellas just off state st. http://www.portabellarestaurant.biz/

Sep 26, 2006
madtowner in Great Lakes

Madison, Wisconsin

What kind of food do you want? Lombardinos has become the Upscale Italian cuisine, but, if you want great food in the true Wisconsin vein, try the Old Fashioned, The Great Dane or Hubbard Ave Diner in Middleton for Moderate comfort food.

Sep 25, 2006
madtowner in Great Lakes

good chciken in Minocqua wi. area?

Yes, sorry, it is the Outdoorsman, I make that same mistake all the time. I've never been to the Guides Inn. I also believe that there is a really nice restaurant in Manitowish Waters as well, right on the bridge..I think it's called Michaels? Also, Bents Camp on the way to Land O Lakes is also pretty good, it's more pub fare, but all done pretty well. Wish I knew where you could get the fried chicken, but I always order fish etc..Good Luck!

good chciken in Minocqua wi. area?

If I were you, I'd skip Minocqua all together for eating and travel a little further to Boulder Junction and grab dinner at the Sportsman, the best food around that area, and if you are more into the supper club type of food, a bit further north to Presque Isle would be Skyview, the food is always good...

What country makes the best beers?

Ahh, this is so true, Germany makes some great beers, but are totally governed by the Reheinsgebot..(tell me if I spelled this wrong).: )
I think the US and Belgium really do have great freedom in creating new and exiting beers, but since I don't know too much about other countries laws etc, it's hard to totally say what other countries have tried and sold worldwide, and If I haven't tasted it, how do I know right?

Aug 28, 2006
madtowner in Beer

Question about BEER -- how do you choose?

I think your right Josh, I don't feel that any one particular country makes "the best" beer, in fact, it's all a matter of opinions and taste. I would hate to say that there is a best anything without even having tried another to compare it to.
I haven't hardly even touched on some of the beers people have spoken about here. But I will say this, the Belgian brews are out of this world and tend on tracking down some of the ones Jim spoke of.

Aug 28, 2006
madtowner in Beer

Suggestions: Milwaukee, not so pricey Good Healthy Food

Man, Trocadero is pretty nice too, nothing like that in Madison at all, well, with the smoking ban etc. The lunch menue looks pretty affordable too, thanks for the recommendation!

Suggestions: Milwaukee, not so pricey Good Healthy Food

Awesome, thanks, it sounds like another great place, and since they are in the same vacinity of the museums, walking wouldn't be to hard..

Beer Novice Here, Help A Gal Out!

Thanks Jim, I will check out both those sellers. I have had a chance to try a couple of great American Versions, Ommegang and New Glarus Brewings Rasberry Tart and Cherry (? not sure of the name..it's a Kriek beer of course).

Aug 24, 2006
madtowner in Beer

Beer Novice Here, Help A Gal Out!

Hey Frank I am in Madison, WI.

Aug 24, 2006
madtowner in Beer

Beer Novice Here, Help A Gal Out!

Okay, that might explain why I haven't seen it in awhile, too bad, it was a delicious porter. Hmm, I will have to see if I can get Le Coq, I don't have much access to a lot of Belgian beers, except for Lindeman, Chimay and Duvel. Any suggestions as to where I can get it online? Thanks

Aug 24, 2006
madtowner in Beer

Beer Novice Here, Help A Gal Out!

Man, this is an awesome thread, dark beers, stouts, porters, dark lagers, rauchbeers, all very great beers in general. I am very surprised that many stout drinkers only refer to Guiness. Can I suggest Beamish stout? It's very drinkable, very creamy, rootbeerish, with chocolate undertones. Makeson xxx stout is another, if you can find it, drink it slow, and warm the only way to drink stout, um, I mean room temp. Bert Grants Perfect Porter is a very good brew along with Old Rasputin Imperial Stout, now that is a heavy brew, lots of flavor!!

Aug 24, 2006
madtowner in Beer

Question about BEER -- how do you choose?

Wow, there are so many ways you can with the answers on this question. First, if your a newbie to beer, let me tell you the flavors you get from beer are far more intriguing than that of wine, or at least in my opionion they are.
As far as what is better, it depends on your preferences in flavor and also food pairings.
As far as describing the beers you listed, here is my take:
Budweiser(Pilsner/Lager), Miller(American Lager), Heineken (Dutch type lager), Chimay(Belgian ale/They make a double I believe it's in the blue bottle and a Triple called Cinq Cents which is really good aged for a few years, Brooklyn Brewery (traditional Micro with an awesome Chocolate Stout and various other types as well), Ommegang (The best american version of Belgian Ale I've had, comes fairly close to Chimay) if you like more Winey, sourish flavors, Belgium makes by far the most flavorful types in the Beer industry..Good Luck on your research...Here is another link to a valuable site. http://www.allaboutbeer.com/

Aug 23, 2006
madtowner in Beer

Madison WI report

I have never eaten at Marigold Kitchen although I am still hoping to. A similiar note to Marigold is the owners new digs.. Sardine in Machine Row (Willy St.) and supposedly the menu is just as good or if not better than Marigold Kitchen. I guess this makes 2 places to try in the upcoming months ahead..Happy Eating!

Suggestions: Milwaukee, not so pricey Good Healthy Food

Thanks Much, I will check that out!