Stand back. I've got a plan.
I dropped a note to Nichole at Madison AtoZ
and based on her suggestions have the start of an itinerary for the the Madison tour.
Nichole & JM are due to review Pan & Pan
, a new Mexican bakery and Taqueria, for their website in early May and offered to let us join them. The restaurant is on Madison's far East side, convenient to I-90/94, and is located adjacent to Woodman's
. Pan & Pan
could be the start of our meals for the day; this location also offers a good place for people to meet and has a lot of free parking. If you want, you could also do a Woodman's
grocery tour before leaving for home.
* attraction that I envision, is also the prime dining opportunity in Madison. I propose that after congregating at P&P
, we caravan to State Street, park, and then take a leisurely walk down State Street from the Capitol to the UW Memorial Union. A tour of the Capitol is always worth the time.
State Street offers a variety of shopping, the most diverse ethnic dining choices in Madison, as well as the Stern-Approved Plaza Tavern & Grill
. A stop at the Plaza
for lunch, and then my plan.
With all the ethnic choices on State, I suggest an Ethnic Scavenger Hunt
. We either pick or are assigned a cuisine, go out and grab some carry-out. Then we dine ala trunk, without the trunk. It will have to be ala park bench, as State Street is sans automobiles. Scanning MadisonAtoZ
I saw the following suitable possibilities - Kabul
, Himal Chuli
, and Bureka
all within a few blocks on State.
At the end of State Street is the Daily Scoop
, the retail outlet for UW Dairy Farm
ice creams, inside the Memorial Union and also the Memorial Terrace on Lake Mendota.
Perhaps we can add one more stop after State Street to complete our meals before heading home.
* I define "cultural