It’s All About the Essentials

Madison Essentials serves as your guide to the bounty of unique local restaurants, shops, and sights in the Greater Madison area. Our Wisconsin writers introduce you to special events, diverse entertainment, and great locations.

You get behind-the-scenes tours of exceptional local businesses in the Dane County area and learn about the people who keep them humming. Hear advice from Wisconsin’s experts and get acquainted with area nonprofits and the people who run them.

Whether the Greater Madison area is your home, your home-away-from-home, or simply a pit stop, we help you discover each and every Madison area essential.

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