Madison Road Trip

Get out of the house!



Inter Market

Hidden in the corner of a small strip mall off Old Middleton Road, Inter Market provides all your Eastern European and Russian grocery needs. The small shop is packed with teas in every possible flavor, tons of cookies, candies and… Continue Reading →

Milwaukee Public Market

In Milwaukee and can’t decide where to have lunch or an early dinner? Make everyone happy at the Milwaukee Public Market! This upscale food emporium carries a wide range of items, from fresh seafood, wines, spices, fruit & veg, chocolates,… Continue Reading →

Midway Asian Foods

Though a very familiar scent that reminds me of my childhood visits to Madison, I won’t lie to you. The entrance way to Midway Asian Foods is stinky. No matter how recently it appears to have been cleaned, there is… Continue Reading →

Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction/Uncle Edgar’s Mystery Bookstore

Unlike the neat and orderly Once Upon a Crime, Uncle Hugo’s Bookstore is more concerned about volume. They will have what you want, but it may take some digging. With every conceivable mystery and sci-fi title available (along with posters,… Continue Reading →

Once Upon a Crime

What better way to spend an hour or two than browsing a bookstore, especially if it is packed wall-to-wall with murder, mystery and deceit? Once Upon a Crime is a cozy bookstore that, despite its size, is loaded with excellent… Continue Reading →

Architectural Antiques

Housed in an old warehouse, Architectural Antiques hosts a vast array of salvaged architectural features. Many of the most graceful details on historic architecture end up in dumpsters – lighting fixtures, glass doorknobs, stained glass windows, wood paneling and more…. Continue Reading →

Wild Rumpus Bookstore

The Wild Rumpus Bookstore in Minneapolis is a magical, addictive space. The books run from board books for infants to a vast array of YA literature. Every book a child (and adult) could desire is here – from the Little… Continue Reading →

Ono Kine Grindz

Ono Kine Grindz is most likely the only Hawaiian restaurant in Wisconsin. This colorful and lively cafe and shop serves traditional Hawaiian  meals – bento boxes, pork sliders, ribs and other delicacies. Sides are exotic and fun, from seaweed salad,… Continue Reading →