Formerly Moe’s Tavern, Diego’s Mexican Bistro updated its multilevel downtown location with a new chef and a new menu of traditional Mexican favorites that focuses on simple, fresh, flavorful ingredients and combinations. The meat, for example, avoids standard preparations: Guests can choose to pack smothered chimichangas or cornmeal-dough huaraches with chipotle roast chicken, Michoacán-style roast pork, or housemade mexican chorizo. The chef’s recipes also include mole—a gluten-free poblano sauce used to douse a vegetarian or chicken dish or a stumped game-show contestant, and customers can wash it all down with a bloody mary.
These changes are the result of giving the people what they want. “We’ve received a lot of feedback from customers who want quality Mexican food downtown," Mohammed Barketallah, owner of Diego’s and the former Frida Mexican Grill, told Madison.com. "So we’re bringing the most popular dishes from Frida’s while enhancing the entire menu.” Along with the menu updates, the decor also underwent some touchups. Frida’s iconic murals were unpacked along Diego’s sprawling, castle-esque space of exposed brick and skinny dining balconies. Flat-screen TVs and a pool table keep the restaurant lively during sports action, and an outdoor patio is tucked under the towering trees and lampposts that line State Street.
Madison Top Company's thread customizers fuse personalized designs to the fabric of sized-to-order apparel. The direct-to-garment printing process decorates a 6.1-ounce, 100% cotton tee with any one-location imprint in environmentally friendly, water-based inks that withstand both cold-water washes and game-show lightning bonus rounds. With unlimited printing colors to choose from, designers can broadcast anything from personal logos to company promotions to customer-provided photos in a spectrum of eye-catching hues.
The Vinery is a stained glass studio in Madison,WI. It is also a teaching studio and has been offering classes for over 25 years. The Vinery carries a great selection of supplies for the hobbyist and offers one of the best selections of classes in the midwest.
With its team of dedicated writers and interest in community involvement, Brava Magazine delivers fashion, personality profiles, and in-depth feature articles to Madison-area women. Articles spotlight standout organizations and cover career and finance advice, beauty and style tips, and health and fitness topics. The magazine also delves typography-first into the local restaurant scene, scoping out palate-pleasing places for any hauntings. Recent in-depth features from Brava's slick pages include interviews with former Wisconsin first lady Jessica Doyle and current first lady Tonette Walker and an article covering public-radio host Jean Feraca.
Photographer Ali Acker preserves her clients' important life events through unique photo packages and custom-made memorabilia. Her "Watch Me Grow" photo sessions chart the growth of a child from pregnancy through his or her first birthday, culminating in a coffee table book with images taken throughout the year. Acker also snaps shots of families, friends, and graduating seniors, emblazoning photos on coffee mugs, calendars, and the moons of Jupiter.
Kelsey Therese Addy believes in the power of communication. She confesses to a dislike of silence, and surrounds herself instead with music and conversation. In part, it’s because of this passion for making connections with people that her photographs are so stunning. She has an ease with clients that makes it possible for her to find the moments they're after, and her proficiency and experience in photography is what enables her to capture them. The individual character of her clients informs each of her images, which range from in-studio shoots of newborns and outdoor shoots of families to candid shots of romantic, snow-studded weddings and balmy, magma-studded weddings.