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Controversial restaurant looks to open in Madison

Controversial restaurant looks to open in Madison

A controversial fast food restaurant is setting its sights on Madison.

A proposal to build a Chick-fil-A is going to the Urban Design Commission on Wednesday.

The possible site would be in the parking lot of West Towne Mall.

Two years ago the company took a very public stance against gay marriage. Since then, it has changed its approach, but the local LGBT community isn't buying it.

"Because of their national presence, they are trying to appear more appealing and broadminded, but the owner certainly hasn't changed his religious viewpoint," said Steve Starkey, with the Outreach LGBT Community Center.

Chick-fil-A has one other Wisconsin location in Racine, but they've added 27 new stores this year. Company officials said they look forward to Madison expansion later this year or early next year.

EatDrinkMadison.com reviews KJ's Curry Bowl

EatDrinkMadison.com reviews KJ's Curry Bowl

I had to experience for myself KJ’s Curry Bowl's diverse menu, which boasts Asian, Mexican and American cuisine. I mean, where else can you get chicken Marsala, a chipotle chicken burrito and Bourbon Street chicken in one sitting?

First, a note on the service. The servers are all extremely friendly and eager to help patrons navigate the menu. I was curious why they all wear Bluetooth earpieces, but I didn't ask.

Let's start with the appetizers. Read more at www.eatdrinkmadison.com.

'Brews' pub offers burgers, beer, wine

'Brews' pub offers burgers, beer, wine

EatDrinkMadison.com reviews Brews Brothers Pub   

Before I walked into Brews Brothers Pub located on the far west side on Junction Road, I was envisioning a huge space, a comprehensive menu and walls filled with TVs. I was wrong on all accounts.

However, sitting in the recently opened establishment, I realized it's similar to many strip-mall restaurants/bars I've visited in smaller cities and suburbs, and if you keep that in mind, the place meets all expectations.

Read about the Weston Burger, Bourbon Burger, Pub Grub at www.eatdrinkmadison.com.

Madison Magazine's Top Shelf Winter Taste 2014

Madison Magazine's Top Shelf Winter Taste 2014

Madison Magazine hosts the fourth annual Top Shelf Winter Taste featuring Crown Royal Whiskey. The event is Monday March 10 at the Beacon Lounge at Bonfyre American Grille from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Attendees can sip on various products out of a complimentary sampling glass and sample top shelf Whiskeys, Whiskys, and Ryes. Food from Beacon Lounge, Bonfyre American Grille, The Wise at HotelRED, Mason's on Main and Oil of the Olive will be available.

 

Each attendee will also receive a complimentary Cupcakes A-Go-Go full-size cupcake and can indulge their sweet tooth with Gelato and Gelatinis from Villa Dolce.

 

A custom craft brew called Madison Magazine's Big Red Blessing courtesy of Next Door Brewing Company will be available to sample.

 

100.5 ESPN radio broadcasts live from the party.

 

There is a $35 General Admission.

'Frankenfood' event participants could win spot on TV show

'Frankenfood' event participants could win spot on TV show

Madison-area folks are invited to take part in a funky food event next Friday with the chance to be part of a cooking reality TV show. 

Madison Area Technical College's Truax campus on Wright Street will host the "Frankenfood" event from noon to 4 p.m. in the gourmet dining room. Frankenfood is a new buzzword for a dish made up of many contrasting parts that would not normally be paired together but stitched together as one, makes sense and tastes good (or at least tastes good to you).

Steakhouse to offer walleye, more on upcoming Restaurant Week menu

Steakhouse to offer walleye, more on upcoming Restaurant Week menu

Delaney's Steakhouse at 449 Grand Canyon Drive offers a preview of what will be on the dinner plate during Madison Magazine's Restaurant Week, which starts Jan. 19.

Watch Chef Jerry Kohl prepare the walleye with an amaretto cream sauce:

Review: Neopolitan pizza place offers balance of flavors

Review: Neopolitan pizza place offers balance of flavors

EatDrinkMadison.com reviews Novanta   

Cafe Porta Alba got new life (and bigger crowds) when it moved from the building that houses Capital Fitness to Hilldale Mall. This summer, it spun off a sister restaurant on the far west side called Novanta.

The first thing that caught my attention was how few items were on Novanta’s menu, especially compared to Cafe Porta Alba.

The former has 12 pizzas (eight with crushed tomatoes, four without), three salads, two paninis and a mozzarella bar compared to the latter, which has 19 pizzas (plus one kids pizza), five salads and four paninis, plus appetizers and pasta dishes.

Read about the Salsiccia and the Parma at EatDrinkMadison.com.