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The Corner Table podcast: When restaurants close, what's left behind?

The Corner Table podcast: When restaurants close, what's left behind?

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Hosts of the Corner Table, Chris Lay and Lindsay Christians, pose for photos at Mint Mark. The Corner Table is going on hiatus in 2021 but may return for limited series. 

As we reach the end of 2020 and COVID-19 continues to stomp on our dreams, it’s pretty clear not all the restaurants we love are gonna make it through the winter. When a restaurant like Manna Cafe, Sunroom, Captain Bill’s or Charlie’s on Main closes, what does it leave behind? What do we remember, and where do those stories live?

This week on The Corner Table, co-hosts Chris Lay and Lindsay Christians are talking with JonMichael Rasmus and Nichole Fromm, founders of the blog Eating in Madison A to Z and authors of the 2015 book Madison Food: A History of Capital Cuisine.

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Nichole Fromm and Jon Michael Rasmus, the married couple behind the comprehensive Madison dining blog "Eating in Madison A to Z," documented some of the city's culinary history in the 2015 book "Madison Food." 

JM and Nichole share stories about the menus and memories left behind when restaurants go away, and what their research taught them about Madison's changing restaurant scene. 

As podcast editor Natalie Yahr moves to a new role in the Cap Times newsroom, The Corner Table will be going on hiatus. Chris and Lindsay have already begun talking about opportunities for future short-run series and events, and we will let you know when those come about. 

For now, stay safe and happy new year.  

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