Featured Partner: Everly
What is the inspiration behind Everly's unique concept?
We wanted to design a space that was a comfortable neighborhood spot for all-day dining -- Everly is a sun-filled, bright room for brunch, lunch, or coffee, and it's low lit at night for dinner and drinks. It's nice to provide a diverse range of experiences. Fewer people are required to spend their days inside an office, and for many, restaurants are meeting and workspaces as well. The all-day format gives us the opportunity to become a fixture in our community at all times of the day. We have a 35 seat covered outdoor seating area, the first and only large full-service outdoor seating area in the Monroe Street neighborhood.
The feel of the space influenced our menu, which offers a little something for everyone. We like to say we're bacon serving but vegan-friendly, attuned to what Madison diners are craving. We have a great burger, pastas, sandwiches, and lots of tasty vegetarian and vegan items, too.
What specials/happy hours do you offer during the week?
We offer happy hour Monday through Friday, from 2:30–6:30 p.m.
• $3 off Wines by the Glass
• $2 off House Cocktails
• $1 off Beer
• $3.50 Snacks, like potato curry samosas and Korean steak tacos
• $5 snacks including truffle fries, shishito peppers, spicy tuna + crispy rice, and more
What is the best compliment or review you've received from a patron?
In a recent online customer review, Everly was described as a "go-to", "favorite", and had the following quote: "Everly gets it right on all counts: a straightforward diverse menu with innovations (not gimmicks or bizarre twists) on new American and classic fare; an understated bright and open environment; food well prepared and presented; and sterling attention to service." I think this highlights everything we're proud of about Everly.
What is your most popular cocktail and food item on the menu?
• Food - Butternut Squash + Forbidden Rice Curry
• Cocktails - Bubbles and Stuff
Why do you partner with the GMCVB?
We love the GMCVB because they bring tourists, conventions, and sport events to Madison, and our restaurant relies on those added customers. They also connect us to private event clients and help with media relations.
Congratulations to these GMCVB partners, celebrating anniversary milestones in Madison:
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Captain Bill's (Jack, Bill & Robert)—25th anniversary
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Best Western West Towne Suites—35th anniversary
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Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra—35 years of Concerts on the Square
Led by Maestro Andrew Sewell, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra is a vibrant professional orchestra performing year-round including Concerts on the Square, Masterworks, Holiday Pops, and Messiah and youth concerts.
Best Western Premier Park Hotel—55th anniversary
Host your event overlooking the Capitol Square. All-new in 2016, Park Hotel offers multiple options for flexible meeting space for 5 to 500. Madison’s most renowned event space – Top of the Park – will create the wow factor you’re looking for. Choose the Park Hotel for professional service and a memorable experience.