Hope you’re hungry. It’s Taste of Madison weekend, a chance for you to try bites from 80 local eateries for no more than $6 a pop.
Stop by the Capitol Square this Saturday, Sept. 2 (2-8:30 p.m.) and Sunday, Sept. 3 (11 a.m.-7 p.m.) to get a taste of the action.
The 608today way:
- Bonnie’s Balls | Booth 408
Before the heat really gets to us, we’re starting hot and heavy with a cheese curd-filled donut.
- Songbird Fruit | Booth 514
A cider float will be a refreshing bounce-back from the curd concoction.
- Mishqui | Booth 709
Here, we’re opting for an empanada — handheld and easy to walk with.
- Melly Mell’s | Booth 802
We have to get some fruit in us, so banana pudding it is.
- Ben’s Soft Pretzels | Booth 101
Feeling full? City Editor Ally can confirm that a Ben’s pretzel will fit nicely in your purse or tote to save for later.
Check out the map to plan your own course of action.
Need a break to let the food digest? Catch one of the 30+ live music performances taking place at the event’s three stages:
- Q106 | Wisconsin Avenue
- Magic 98 | East Washington Avenue
- 94.1 JJO | MLK Jr. Boulevard
Saturday performances include Priscilla Block, Nonpoint, and The Mascot Theory. Travis Denning, Saving Abel, and Colony House will play on Sunday, among others.
The 16 beverage stands — one on each side of the square’s eight converging streets — will only accept card payments.
Soda/water | $4
NA beer | $5
Domestic beer | $8/16oz, $12/24oz
Craft beer | $9/16oz, $13/24oz
Wine | $8/pour, $15/double
Seltzer | $8
20 oz souvenir tumbler | $25 — includes first beer and $7 refills
10 oz souvenir wine glass | $25 — Includes first drink and $10 refills
Pro tip: Bring an insulated water bottle, it’s going to be a hot weekend.