Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup from The Old Fashioned in Madison, Wisconsin
Happy National Bratwurst Day! I don’t think there could be a better day to release my last post on our visit to Madison, Wisconsin. After all, Wisconsin is the home of brats, beer and cheese, so I am sure there has been much merriment taking place in the great state of Wisconsin today.
We have been On the Road quite a bit for the last few weeks and this travel will continue for a few more months. I know you will enjoy some of the people, places, food and stories that are coming, so I look forward to sharing everything with you. Next week I will also have a few guest posts from some of my favorite bloggers and friends, so I hope you will enjoy learning a little more about them.
Now, here is a recap of our trip to Madison, Wisconsin and a recipe for a traditional Wisconsin favorite!
Our first stop when we arrived in Madison was to grab lunch at the food carts by the University of Wisconsin. Madison has many International restaurants and some of these restaurants have food carts that represent those restaurants. We enjoyed specialties from East Africa, Indonesia and China and they were all very good. Street food is not a new concept in Madison. Apparently, these carts have been around for many years.
We took our lunch to Memorial Union Terrace. When you visit Madison, this is THE place to go to drink local beer, eat ice cream and watch the boats on Lake Mendota. We decided to sit by the water, have our lunch at The Terrace and take in the gorgeous weather. With such a short season for days like these, you need to go and enjoy The Terrace as much as you can.
We ordered a pitcher of Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewery. That was my favorite beer during our trip and trust me, I tried a few beers while we were there, so I should have a strong opinion about that. 🙂
The next day we visited the Dane County Farmers’ Market which was incredible. That was followed by a visit to Eagle Heights Community Garden to gather some more homegrown veggies and herbs for dinner. I have never seen so much local food in one day!