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Updated: July 17, 2018 @ 12:26 pm
Work up an appetite with this collection of State Journal photos from our 2017 Madison-area restaurant reviews.
The spinach-feta pizza is not to missed at Pizza di Roma, whether you are vegetarian or not.
Read Samara Kalk Derby's review here.
The casserole at Zandru's isn't a casserole in an American sense. Instead, it's an attractive dish of seafood, mushrooms and sausage seasoned with paprika, in a tasty garlic-wine broth.
Read Samara Kalk Derby's review here.
The Cuban sandwich at Sliced Deli comes on thick, square Cuban bread that gets pressed with all the requisite ingredients inside: chunks of roasted pork, grilled deli ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard.
The scramble above, from Ogden's regular menu, has broccoli, bacon and Swiss cheese. It comes with toast and hash browns.
The jalapeno bomb at Cuco's does jalapeno poppers one better by topping them with a mound of spicy tuna and tobiko.
The cheese curds at Hail Mary Sports Grill are small and made with white cheddar and little breading. They go down easily dipped in the accompanying ranch sauce.
The marinated flank steak at Madison Tap featured flavorful meat on top of seared green beans sitting in a yucca-root puree with chimichurri sauce all around. It was spectacular to look at and to eat.
Green chile chicken tacos feature a tomatillo-radish-red onion slaw, crema and thinly-sliced, roasted tomatillos.
It's hard to know how to tackle the pork belly BLT at Eno Vino. It's a tower of food.
The California chicken club sandwich with couscous salad is a good choice at Bear & Bottle.
Dungeness crab with potatoes, sausage and "everything" flavor at Mad Seafood Boiler (formerly Mad Boiling Crab) arrives at the table in double plastic bags.
AC Hotel's croissants, which are baked daily, are large, flaky, and a bit doughy inside.
Migas, a brunch menu item at Fuegos, features eggs, tortillas, Chihuahua cheese, roasted peppers, chorizo and pico de gallo.
The Golden Dragon roll at Koi Sushi is not to be missed.
The bacon-wrapped cheesy jalapeno poppers at Good Food improve upon most poppers because they aren't breaded and deep fried.
LJ's Sports Tavern & Grill impresses with its baked Icelandic cod with au gratin potatoes.
The Woodsman pizza at Salvatore's holds a great combination of cremini, oyster and shiitake mushrooms.
The thick, smoky and chocolatey sauce on the enchiladas mole with carne asada at Los Atlantes is the owner's mother's recipe and takes three hours to cook. Besides chocolate and cinnamon, it has plantains, raisins, four types of peppers, four types of nuts, sesame seeds, onions and garlic.
Muramoto’s miso black cod was so tender it broke apart from a simple touch of the fork.
The étouffée at North of the Bayou had the perfect character, with crawfish that were cooked just right.
The turkey sandwich at Casetta Kitchen and Counter is one of a kind -- made with thinly-sliced, marinated cucumbers that don't come on as strong as pickles; finely-shredded lettuce; tomato; provolone; and a brilliant take on green goddess dressing.
A pupusa is served with pickled onion and cabbage as well as hot sauce at Monona Bakery and Eatery on Monona Drive.
The lemongrass halibut at The Verona Woods was thick and flaky with a delicate flavor.
Bella alla griglia piadina is available at Strada in the UW Memorial Union.
Ohio Tavern offers taco varieties such as Old Boy, from left, Santa Barbara and Islander.
Morris Ramen's satsuma fries, which are named after a Japanese sweet potato, had such a faint sweet potato flavor, they were barely sweet, and that was a nice surprise.
The Robbs Cobb wrap at Salads UP is a delicious combination of romaine, chicken, turkey bacon, feta, cherry tomatoes and hard-boiled egg.
The hearty breakfast sandwich at Porter has smoked ham, sharp cheddar, red onion, stone-ground mustard and an over-medium egg in a tender, warm brioche roll.
The bibimbap at 5 Star Korean BBQ not only comes with a host of side dishes, but also with an unexpected cup of miso soup.
The all-you-can-eat cod fish fry at the Stamm House is well worth the $17 price tag.
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