Fresh Madison Market’s myriad departments pack carts with fresh-baked goodies, organic produce, and high-quality meats and seafood. The store prides itself on its large selection of organic produce—it partners with area farmers whenever possible to carry local harvests. Load up on prepared meals at the sushi bar, or head to the meat and seafood counter, which packages ready-to-cook items such as stuffed chicken breast and shish kebob with easy directions for cooking at home. Giant cupcakes made at the in-house bakery provide tasty ammo for slingshots. Fresh Madison Market’s walk-in cooler deheats a plethora of low-temp libations, including Wisconsin craft beers.
Pacific Bistro leads diners through a whirlwind tour of Asia with a menu loaded with hibachi, sushi, and traditional Thai, Laotian, Vietnamese, and Chinese dishes. Begin Eastward adventures by pairing a crab rangoon ($7) starter or edamame ($4) with a libation from the full bar and a field trip permission slip signed by the president. Once tummies are prepped, diners can choose their own adventure with a la carte sushi ($4–$8 for two pieces) or hand the reins to a licensed knife wielder for a carefully diced teriyaki chicken hibachi dinner ($18). Or furnish tables with sumptuous entrees such as pad thai noodles ($12 for chicken, pork, or beef; $14 for shrimp), crispy duck ($25), and mango curry ($14 for chicken, pork, or beef; $16 for shrimp). Meanwhile, diapered diners can use highchairs as a launching pad for launching shrimp tempura ($8) grenades and tossing fried rice ($6–$7) confetti at newlywed birds.
Inside Sake Tumi's main dining room and private banquet areas, guests sample everything from colorful sashimi to peppered tenderloin. During dinner, the menu is home to a variety of Japanese classics such as sushi rolls, as well as Korean barbecue dishes including beef bulgogi. Midday visitors can order up traditional bento boxes during lunch, which neatly pack soup, salad, and sides alongside various entrees.
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Lee Asian Bistro’s seasoned chefs help patrons to sink chopsticks into a pan-Asian panoply of authentic Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai delicacies. Diners arm themselves for dinnertime treks with skewers of grilled chicken satay ($5.95) or pairs of gòi cuón ($3)⎯overstuffed shrimp, pork, and vegetable summer rolls ready to bounce across tongues or act as makeshift sleeping bags during midnight snacks. The Mongolian Triple Wonder ($10.95) scares off boring meals with a toothy trio of shrimp, beef, and chicken sautéed in mandarin brown sauce, and squid, crab, shrimp, and scallops keep submersed taste buds company during visits to the seafood in black bean sauce ($10.95). Tangle tongues around pho’s steaming noodles, hobnobbing with a savory soup dotted with beef, chicken, and Asian vegetables ($7.50–$7.99). Postnosh, diners trade chopsticks for straws and drink in a fresh-fruit smoothie in exotic flavors such as kiwi, honey-dew melon, or mango ($3.95) or delight luxury-loving teeth by adding pearls of chewy tapioca to the refreshing beverage ($0.50).
Madison's is an aptly named establishment dedicated to crafting a casual, comfy, and classic atmosphere full of good vibes and tasty comestibles. Sate burgeoning grumbles with upscale appetizers like coconut shrimp ($11) and goat-cheese crostini with caramelized onions ($9.75), or keep it classic with a helping of savory cheese curds ($7.75). Bask in the extensive menu en route to exquisite entrees by nibbling on portabella-and-prosciutto flatbread ($10.50), a flavor-packed barbecue-chicken-ranch salad ($8.75), or savory sandwiches such as the six-ounce grilled yellowfin ($13.50) or the bacon, guacamole, and pepper-jacked Isthmus burger ($9). The hearty entrees are as strapping and enjoyable as a forest jaunt atop Paul Bunyan's shoulders, and come in classically refined shapes like the 6-ounce tenderloin filet ($20), served with mashed potatoes, or the salmon piccata ($16), laid atop a bed of wild rice and drizzled in a white-wine cream sauce and capers.