Restaurants reflect their communities in a profoundly revealing way. As Madison grew in the two decades surrounding its centennial, the eateries that opened there illustrated trends such as the importation of Asian culinary influences, the golden age of supper clubs, and the rise of drive-ins and burger joints.
Join JonMichael Rasmus and Nichole Fromm, authors of the book Madison Food: A History of Capital Cuisine and the weblog Eating in Madison A to Z, for a view from the capital of this panorama of how we dined and how that set the table for decades to come.
Next Event in the Series
The next event in the series will take place Tuesday, August 28.
The Flavor of Wisconsin
Join the Wisconsin Historical Society's celebration of flavors that connect us to our diverse heritage in the most delicious way. With exhibitions, demonstrations, tours, and tastes around the state, The Flavor of Wisconsin brings to life the history and living traditions that make us who we are. See all our flavorful events here.
Wisconsin Historical Museum
Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N Carroll St
Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store ― located on Madison's Capitol Square
The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.