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Corinne Burgermeister
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Dining in Domes

Dine outside and stay within your bubble – literally. This year, Madison-area spots are extending outdoor dining well into the fall and winter months with heated domes. These igloo-like structures are great for small groups and keep the cold wind at bay. So, mask up, bundle up, and make a…

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Thanksgiving Meals To-Go

If you’re someone who usually travels for Thanksgiving, but will instead be spending time at home, let our restaurants bring Thanksgiving to you. Several Madison-area spots are offering easy-to-reheat dinners and desserts that will make the festive day go as smoothly and as stress-free as possible…

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Hiking Picnic Point and Lakeshore Preserve

Loved by residents, visitors, students and alumni, Picnic Point and the Lakeshore Nature Preserve has been an important destination for hundreds of years. Three hundred acres of land. A one-mile hike jutting out into Lake Mendota, the largest lake in Madison. Birds and trails and native plants, all…

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Creating Your Own Madison Adventure

CHOOSE YOUR OWN MADISON ADVENTURE You’re finally here in Madison – the place National Geographic Traveler calls one of the best cities in America. But wait! Your time is limited! What can you do in an hour? Half a day? A full weekend? So many things to do and so little time! Well, take a deep breath…

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7 Breweries with Great Outdoor Spaces

Madison’s craft breweries are as cool as they come, so it’s no surprise that their outdoor spaces pack the personality, too. From lush countryside gardens, to urban patios tucked into small spaces – here’s where to sip this summer. ALE ASYLUM Make Ale Asylum’s sprawling patio your first stop after…

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Rooftop Restaurants with a View

Eight rooftops you've got to try The Hidden Gems Smitty's Study Pub One of Madison's best-kept secrets is Smitty's Study Pub, found atop UW-Madison's Fluno Center. Stop in for a burger or curds before a Badger game, or grab happy hour drinks as you watch the bustling action on University Avenue…

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How to Supper Club

If you know anything about Wisconsin, chances are you’ve heard of a “supper club.” But what is that? In short: it’s hospitality at its finest. No membership card needed. Follow these tips to check this foodie favorite off your list. Know Before You Go So, What is a Supper Club? Think nostalgia in…

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