For the uninitiated, meet Food Fight — the restaurant group responsible for some of the most quintessential Madison eateries. Think: Bassett Street Brunch Club, Cento + DLUX.
Throughout the month of April, the group is celebrating its annual Food Fight Against Hunger. The program — in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank — seeks to end the root causes of food insecurity in the 608 + support community access to nutritious foods.
All 19 restaurants within the family have crafted special event menus for the month — each with a donation baked right into each dish. Plus, Food Fight has partnered with Tito’s Handmade Vodka + Delta Beer Lab as beverage sponsors with donations from each drink sold benefiting the Food Bank.
Pro tip: Delta Beer Labs concocted an exclusive beer — the Ff+2H - Drink Hunger Away APA — available only at Food Fight restaurants during the event.
Not sure where to go or just want some recommendations? Here are the top three restaurants on your city editors’ lists.
Eldorado Grill | 744 Williamson St.
The recently overhauled Tex-Mex eatery is high on Ryan’s list this month. His eyes are set on the Chipotle Grilled Shrimp Salad followed by Churro Donuts for dessert.
Hubbard Avenue Diner | 7445 Hubbard Ave., Middleton
If you ask this City Editor, there’s no better restaurant model than a good old-fashioned diner. Ryan is eager to try some of Hubbard’s more unique plates like the Turkey Burger + a Double Strawberry Spiked Milkshake.
Canteen | 111 S. Hamilton St.
A great option for anyone being mindful of food allergies, Canteen has a mix of gluten-sensitive, vegan + vegetarian options — like the Calabacita Tacos.
Bar Corallini | 2004 Atwood Ave.
The Italian restaurant is one of Audrey’s favorite spots to grab dinner, so it’s logical she’d be trying out the Gnocchi and, for dessert, the Affogato Al Limoncello.
Everly | 2701 Monroe St.
Olive Oil Cake is the perfect spring treat from the bacon-serving and vegetarian-friendly Monroe Street eatery.
Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace | 2009 Atwood Ave.
Audrey might have to reconsider her vegetarian status for the Steak Verde Taco, featuring grilled flank steak and avocado, with a green-chili salad and queso fresco.
In addition to dining from the special event menus, guests will have the opportunity to donate directly to the cause via a donation line at the bottom of every receipt. For every $10 donated, 25 meals will be provided to families in need around the Dane County area.