I once asked Linda Falkenstein what kind of restaurant she'd like to see here in Madison and she told me that she wants to be able to go out and eat Burmese food. Well, there's no Burmese restaurant in town, yet anyway, there are some restaurant openings of note.
Of most interest to me, Steven Buchholz of Cream Café recently tweeted
: A little bird told me a former chef of Sardine is opening a New York style deli in the once "Africana" space on Atwood.
This is good news. There's some passable to good corned beef in Madison but, having grown up on some delis on Chicago's far north side, none stack the meat as they should. Like this:
On State Street, Pepe's Casa has opened. I assumed that it was going to be a Mexican joint but saw a sandwich board out on the street that said they had American food. I'm hoping this means that they serve both. Anyone tried their food yet?
The other day I noticed that a new candy store is going to be opening up on the 500 block of State Street. It's going to be called something like BeeBee's Campus Candy.
And thanks to Ms. Falkenstein, I've learned that the Underground Food Collective's Underground Kitchen
will be opening on 7 October. Plus there's going to be more Italian available that same day with the opening of Nostrano
on the other side of the Square. I have this feeling that I'll be referring to this joint as Nostromo.