Madison is hot for tots

We go on and on about cheese curds, but tater tots deserve their spot.

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There are plenty of places in Madison for tasty tots. | Photo by 608today

We love cheese curds, but today we’re spotlighting the curd’s crispy cousin for National Tater Tot Day.

Some hot spots for tots:

Chicken Licks, 5508 County Hwy. N. #3, Sun Prairie
Tots with a dry rub? Yes, please.

Flight Wine and Bourbon Bar, 4893 Lacy Rd., Ste. 101, Fitchburg
You had us at truffle tots.

The Lazy Oaf Lounge, 1617 N. Stoughton Rd., Madison
The ranch tots are recommended.

The Side Door Grill and Tap, 240 W. Gilman St., Madison
Tots are made in-house with different topping options.

Vintage Brewing Company, locations in Madison, Capitol East, and Sauk City
Earnest tots, honestly good.

Some fast facts:

  • 70 million pounds of tater tots are consumed annually by Americans every year.
  • Tater Tots were invented in Ontario, Oregon, in 1953 by Ore-Ida, a frozen foods company.
  • The name Tater Tot is actually trademarked. If you’re not eating an Ore-Ida Tater Tot, you’re just eating a potato nugget, or a potato gem, or an oven crunchy.
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