Next Tuesday, any of y’all who live in or around Madison, Wisconsin are in for a real treat. Team Autostraddle is comin’ to town! Or at least four of us are: Managing Editor and Head Bisexual in Charge Rachel Kincaid, QTPOC Speakeasy Editor Gabby “Wheeze Laugh” Rivera, Writer Who Makes You Cry Whitney Pow, and yours truly, Feminism and Straddleverse Editor Carmen Marie Apollonia Rios. (I took Apollonia as my confirmation name, did you know? You know now.)
On Tuesday, April 28, we’ll join the University of Wisconsin at Madison’s Campus Women’s Center Coordinator Marie Gorman in a conversation about queer and feminist media as resistance and probably also how much we like working here. Doesn’t that sound amazing? I know it does. So come on down!
The event starts at 6PM on Tuesday, April 28 in the UWM Memorial Union at 800 Langdon Street and will go for about an hour. RSVP on Facebook and tell all your friends to come love on us! We’d really appreciate that. Or I mean, I would.
!!!!!!! THE ONE TIME I AM LIKE OH I’M FROM WISCONSIN, I WILL NOT BE IN THE STATE. I AM UPSET! IT’S FINE! EVERYTHINGS FINE! (this is really cool and I wish I could be there to support you all)
THIS IS MY PAIN EXACTLY RIGHT NOW :(
I saw UW and thought “Hey, I live near Seattle!” and then I finished reading the heading and realized it was the other UW… :(
i am here to say i am also accepting suggestions for lunch and dinner in madison as well as drinks as well as cheese stores
If you enjoy beer and want good variety in your food selection, I’d definitely suggest eating at The Great Dane (123 E Doty St) for dinner. They make their own beer and it is excellent (may I suggest a Stone Scotch Ale).
Also, they have a menu (upon request) that breaks down which menu items contain which kinds of food products, so it’s rather easy to select something if you have dietary restrictions.
I’ve ordered at least half the things on their menu and have never found something I didn’t enjoy. Also, they have great cheese curds. It’s all kinds of win.
peg i enjoy beer so much and also you thank you so much
If you like coffee, head to Barriques… for dinner, I am a big fan of The Icon (although if you are looking for a more Wisconsin-authentic feel try The Old Fashioned or The Tipsy Cow). If you are looking for vegan and/or gluten-free options, Willy St is your friend (lots of options in that area–just Yelp “Williamson St”)
you’re amazing, @lins! thank you!
ALSO I should add that if you fly in/out of MSN and get coffee at the airport, ask for the “white espresso beans”. Idk why they are so good, they just are and idk where else you find them but it’s always a good treat so don’t miss out.
wait which coffee shop do i find these magic beans at
The white beans are only at the coffee shop in the airport… I think it’s called Ancora? (Small airport, there’s only one, can’t miss it).
well, that should make it easy, yeah! thank you!
As a fairly recent Madison transplant, I highly recommend all of the East Side neighborhood…. Williamson (Willy) St and Atwood are the main streets to hit up. It’s a bit more artsy-crafty queer and less dude-bro than downtown. Maduson’s West side is pretty much a suburb.
Mickey’s tavern is great… cozy dive bar with much better than average pub food (try the super sexy fries!) and a great beer selection. Mixed crowd– hipsters, queers, hipster-queers, but still has a nice neighborhood feel. Right off the bike path.
Weary Traveler is also awesome for lunch/dinner, but a little harder to find as they don’t have much in the way of signage (it is also kitty-corner from the neighborhood gay bar, Plan B).
Lazy Janes for breakfast and amazing scones.
Green Owl for the vegans among you.
That’s all I got! :)
In Madison the best Madison places to eat are often places with Pub Food (Cooper’s Tavern, Old Fashioned, Tipsy Cow). Brasserie V is also good. You can get good cheese at like Fromagination or even a nice grocery store like Metcalf’s.
@megan432, saving the day
I will second Tipsy Cow! Their goat cheese curds are absolutely fabulous, as are all of the sandwiches I’ve tried there. Likewise, Fromagination is magical.
i am definitely set on going to fromagination because the website alone made me pass out
You’re coming to my city and I’m missing out because I won’t be there :(
COME BACK, LINS! COME BACK!
I am going to try to move heaven and earth to get to this! I go to college in La Crosse, about 2 hrs from Madison. Hopefully I can make it! I don’t have a car at school, though, so we’ll see.
i really hope you make it! if you do, you would deserve a crown or something right. i could swing that probs.
WHAT!! Aim more south next time you guys. It was the best thing ever when Gabby and Laura were at my Christmas party…. :)
ugh i wish one of us could teleport
Lemme know if you need a queer city / food / drink tour guide. That’s pretty much my professional jam (also I wrote the Queer Girl’s Guide to Madison for Autostraddle, FWIW). ;)
deeply ashamed i didn’t immediately go looking for one of our city guides! take my lesbian card away. TAKE IT AWAY. ok no give it back. but yes i am gonna use it as my guiding light and thank you for putting it into the world!
Bummed I can’t make it to this tonight. I hope Madison shows you a good time, you’ve gotten lucky in terms of weather! Enjoy all the beer and cheese.