2018: The year of the poké bowl? Above, the Mango Tango bowl at FreshFin Poké on the UW-Madison campus. 

This week on the podcast, two Madison area restaurant writers look back over the year in openings, trends and memorable meals.

Kyle Nabilcy, a food and beer writer for Isthmus, shares his experiences reviewing food carts for the first time and the challenges of eating slightly sloppy food while watching "Crazy Rich Asians" at Flix Brewhouse. 

Lindsay raves about the kitsch at Camp Trippalindee, hesitantly endorses the poke trend (despite some moral reservations) and revisits her love of arepas and the grain bowl at The Heights. 

Who serves Library Mall's best grab-and-go lunches? Will 2019 be the year of Nashville-style hot fried chicken? Give a listen, and happy new year! 

The Corner Table can be found on iTunesStitcherSoundcloud, and most other podcasting platforms. You can access its RSS feed here.

Other Cap Times podcasts include Jessie Opoien's state politics podcast Wedge Issues, the local government podcast Madsplainers, Katelyn Ferral's 2017 series The Cost of Opportunity about student loan debt and ongoing Cap Times Talks.

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Since 2008, food editor Lindsay Christians has been writing about fine arts and food for The Capital Times. She loves eating at the bar, going to the theater, sparkling wine and good stories. She lives in Madison with two cats and too many cookbooks.