Essential Archives

Here’s an easy way to tour the Greater Madison area without leaving home. You’ll find recommendations for art galleries and shows, restaurants, shops, services, and events. Enjoy some of our regular columns on home care, gardening, and travel. We always keep at least two years of issues active online, so just click on a cover and read away!

For older issues, please contact ajohnson@madisonessentials.com .

July 2018

arts
Fine Arts in Fitchburg: Agora Art Fair
Kay Myers
community
Self-Improv-ment: Level Two
Shame
dining
Fuegos
editor
From the Editor
finance
Passive Income
food & beverage
Art of Cafe: Breweries and the Prolific
home
Water Wise Landscapes
landmark
Cambridge Historic School Museum
nonprofit
Madison Reading Project
WWBIC
pets
Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome
travel
Impact of Travel
well-being
Board and Mind Games
Children and Trauma
Tips for Preserving Cognition

May 2018

arts
Jeff Zimpel
community
Chads
Self-Improv-ment
editor
From the Editor
entertainment
Betty Lou Cruises
Ultimate Frisbee
finance
Smart Way to Save for Travel, Vacations, and Kids Activities
food & beverage
See the Beer, Hear the Beer, Taste the Beer
home
Perennial Favorites
landmark
Breese Stevens Field
nonprofit
Engage. Educate. Empower.
pets
A Tick's Story
shopping
Grills, Grills, Grills
Rutabaga Paddlesports
travel
Camping
well-being
Domestic Violence

March 2018

arts
Brian Kluge
community
Atlas Improv Co.
People Pleaser
dining
Off Broadway Drafthouse
editor
From the Editor
finance
Wealthy Living
food & beverage
Is Brewing Now in Session?
Juice Bars
home
Natural Healing
landmark
Quisling Clinic
pets
Inappropriate Urination
shopping
Deconstruction Inc.
well-being
Capital Fitness
Dentists and ER Doctors Work Together to Ease Patients’ Pain While Reducing Opioid Usage
Importance of Sleep
Rainbow Project

January 2018

arts
S.V. Medaris
community
An Introduction: Sandy Eichel
Feeding Our Community
dining
Sugar River Pizza Company
Vintage Brewing Company
editor
From the Editor
finance
Financial Planning for the Finer Things in Life
food & beverage
Bunky's Catering
Chocolate
Conscious Carnivore
Weizening Up, to Wit: Wheat Beers
home
Think Outside the Box
landmark
American Exchange Bank
pets
Dangerous Food for Pets
service
New Tricks for All Dogs at Dane County Humane Society
travel
Turning the Tables: Table to Farm

November 2017

arts
Rachelle Miller
community
Common Wealth
dining
Nick's Restaurant
OM Indian Fusion Cuisine
editor
From the Editor
food & beverage
Fisher King Winery
Gluten-Free Your Mind
home
Fireplace Professionals
Kids Need Nature
landmark
Hoff Mall
pets
Arthritis Pain in Cats and Dogs
service
Building a More Humane Future
Healthcare: It's Complicated
shopping
Monroe Street Framing
travel
Stay Merry with Music

August 2017

arts
Eric Thomas Wolever
community
Millennium Soccer Club
dining
Brickhouse BBQ
Norske Nook
editor
From the Editor
food & beverage
Badgers, Muskies, and Dopplebocks
home
Blind Romance
Take It Outside
landmark
Towns Building
pets
Dog Park Etiquette
service
Deserved Recognition
Maddie's Felines in Treatment
shopping
CLUCK The Chicken Store
Iconi Interiors
travel
Historic Haunts
well-being
An Apple a Day is an Rx Away

May 2017

arts
David R. Harper
Geoffrey Asmus
community
Bayview Foundation
Line of Fire: Doing the Math
dining
R.P. Adler's
Sardine, Marigold, Gates & Brovi
food & beverage
Blonde Ales
Metcalfe's
home
Scent of a Garden
Treasuring Trees
pets
Environmental Enrichment
service
Wild Side of Dane County Humane Society
Women's Healthcare
shopping
Convivio
travel
When the Circus Comes to Town
well-being
Cultivating Empathy

February 2017

arts
Tim O'Neill
community
Line of Fire: Somebody's Children
dining
Otto's
Pasqual's Cantina
food & beverage
Alas, Poor IPA!
Bering Bounty
Montchevre Goat Cheese
home
Benjamin Plumbing Creates a Splash
Joy of Gardening
landmark
Paoli Mill Terrace & Park
pets
Pet Allergies
service
Madison Community Foundation
Share the Health
shopping
Gingko Tree
travel
Mysterious and Special Places That Stir the Soul
well-being
Coping with Stress in the Workplace

November 2016

arts
John Brogan & the Bank of Kaukauna
Madison Gets Inked
community
Line of Fire
dining
Mid Town Pub
Villa Dolce
food & beverage
Balance A Barrel on Your Palate: Barrel-Aged Beers
Hop Haus Brewing Co.
Rise of Rush Creek Reserve
home
Family Carves a Niche in Lumber
Garden Sheds, Tools, and Tips
landmark
Crosse House
pets
Preventing Pet Weight Gain
service
Community Living Alliance
DIGS
shopping
Vanilla Bean
travel
Winter if for the Birds
well-being
How to Be in Therapy

August 2016

arts
Jeff Noska
dining
North and South Seafood & Smokehouse
Oliver's Public House
food & beverage
Beer is Thicker Than Blood: Oktoberfest
Old Sugar Distillery
Sjölinds Chocolate House
home
Add a Sunny Space to Your Home
Sharing Spaces with Feathered and Furry Friends
landmark
Van Slyke House
nonprofit
Friends of Wisconsin State Parks
pets
Avoiding Parasites with Your Pets
service
Covenant Presbyterian Youth
Porchlight Products, Part II
Wisconsin's Voter ID Law
shopping
Zip-Dang
travel
A Park for All Seasons
well-being
How to Go to Therapy

May 2016

arts
Arts Wisconsin: Growing Wisconsin Creatively
Emily Maryniak
Farley's House of Pianos: Pianos for the Centuries
culture
Feminism
dining
Jordandal Cookhouse
food & beverage
Building a Beer Republic
Calliope Ice Cream
Juustoleipa
home
Buzz About Gardening
Planning a Successful Kitchen Remodel
landmark
University of Wisconsin Dairy Barn
service
Madison Mounted Horse Patrol
Porchlight Products
shopping
American Provenance
travel
Cars In Wisconsin
well-being
Parenting Teens

February 2016

arts
Richard Jones
dining
Bonfyre Grille
University Club
entertainment
Madison Theatre Guild
food & beverage
Art of the Perfect Hash Brown
Cambridge Winery
Culture Through Beer Goggles
health
Psychology of Bullying
home
Creative Garage Space
Essence of Fire
landmark
Wisconsin Historical Society Building
shopping
Book Shopping, Part II
Momentum Floral & Décor
travel
Hidden Gems at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

November 2015

arts
Phillip Salamone
dining
Plaza Tavern
Tempest Oyster Bar
home
Art of Aesthetic Pruning
Warmer, Healthier Home
service
Keep Calm and Celebrate On
Road Home
shopping
Book Shopping
Cornblooms
Jazzman
MadCity Music Exchange
travel
A Getaway to Madison’s Capitol Square

August 2015

arts
Win Byers
association
Walking with Madison Audubon Society
dining
Belgian Beer at Brasserie V
Sa-Bai Thong
home
Improve Your Home’s Storage
Keys for Landscape Renovations
recreation
Fermentation Fest
service
Five Legal Mistakes to Avoid
Waiting for the Buses
shopping
Baraboo Woodworks
Little Luxuries

May 2015

arts
Susan Richter-O’Connell
dining
Delaney’s
Manna Café & Bakery
environment
Madison’s Best Assets
home
Indoors and Out
Make a Splash with Annuals
recreation
Recreation Around Madison’s Lakes
service
Voting Rights
shopping
Fontana Sports Specialties
Ulla Eyewear
wine
Wine Flaws

February 2015

arts
Richard Judd
dining
A Pig in a Fur Coat
Captain Bill’s
home
Every Drop Counts
Snow or Winter Wonderland
Step Inside the Remodeling Process
pets
Pet Myths
service
International Crane Foundation
shopping
Lidtke Motors
Sarah B.
travel
Bennett, Wright, & Muir

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November 2012

August 2012

May 2012

February 2012

November 2011

August 2011

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November 2010

August 2010

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November 2009

August 2009

May 2009

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November 2008

August 2008

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November 2007

August 2007

April 2007

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November 2006

August 2006

May 2006

February 2006