Promising new restaurants, some heartbreaking closings, exciting beer and cocktail trends, and a whole mess of tacos were some of the things that shaped Madison's dining scene in 2017.

Isthmus beer and food writer Kyle Nabilcy is on the podcast this week to look back at the year in food, and to also peer into the horizon at what's ahead. Among their talking points: the Mexican street corn craze, the emergence of "hazy" beers, the state of donuts in Madison, and why cold-brew coffee cocktails need to become a thing in 2018. 

Here are links to pieces Lindsay has written on some of the places mentioned: 

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