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September 2021

Looking for fun and safe ways to enjoy and support your downtown? We’ve got great ideas for you!

September Downtown Dossier
Fall vibes are here and so are UW students! Welcome back!!

  • Dragonfly Hot Yoga (309 W Johnson St): Outdoor yoga right in the heart of campus! Breathe in, sweat out and flow right on Library Mall on the UW-Madison campus. They will lead you through an all levels vinyasa flow class where you will link your breath to movement. Quiet your mind and give your productivity a boost by getting outside and moving your body! Please come to class right on the library mall (look for our sandwich board) and they will check you in. What to bring: Yoga mat, towel and water. This eight-week series goes from 9/16 - 10/28, learn more here.
  • Fair Trade Coffee House (418 State St): Fall drinks are here! Try a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew or Pumpkin Pie Chiller while it is still warm outside, or a Pumpkin Spice Chai or Salted Caramel Mocha when the weather stars to cool down. Don't forget to get your Pumpkin Spice Latte and one of our gluten free chocolate chip pumpkin muffins!
  • Fontana Sports (216 N Henry St): Stop by to get set for winter! They're downtown Madison's winter headquarters! You'll find everything you need from your favorite brands such as Patagonia, Sorel, The North Face, Smartwool, and more! They’ve got you covered from head to toe - Winter hats, facemasks, scarves, long underwear, coats, snow pants, socks, winter boots. As well as cross country skis and snowshoes! Get in while the selection is fresh! PLUS: New Patagonia logowear arriving daily! Sizes XS - XXXL! Men’s and women’s in lots of colors to choose from!
  • Goodman’s Jewelers (220 State St): Goodman’s Jewelers is Madison’s longest running family-owned Jeweler; in business for over 88 years. At Goodman’s you’ll find an inviting and relaxed environment to peruse engagement rings, wedding bands, pick out a meaningful gift, or select a piece of jewelry to celebrate yourself! Big or small, Goodman’s can help you with any budget. Stop in Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm & Sat. 10am-4pm.
  • Le C’s Patisserie (411 State St): Welcome back students! Stop in today for delicious bubble teas and pastries!
  • Madison Night Market : Madison Night Market returns on September 16! Join us for our biggest market yet – stretch all the way down State Street from 4-9pm! Vendors showcase handmade products, local art, artisan gifts, prepackaged foods and fresh produce. The event includes live music, artists, special visiting food carts and pop-up restaurant experiences.
  • Parthenon Gyros (316 State St): Stop into Parthenon Gyros to try our new Yips! The first chips made from real probiotic Greek yogurt. No fridge required.

    Special note from them : “Sending a big thank you to everyone who voted for us in the 2021 Best of Madison, where we won in 5 different categories! We would not be where we are today without the love and support of our Madison community. Efcharisto from all of us here at Parthenon Gyros!”

  • SEE Eyewear (437 State St): Calling all students! Students can choose any frame from their SEE Core Collection, add single vision prescription polycarbonate lenses along with either anti reflective coating or blue light anti reflective coating for just $199 (a savings of up to $180)! Just swing by SEE, show your student ID and prepare for multiple compliments a day.
  • Taiwan Little Eats (320 State St): Featuring our Golden Pomelo fruit tea to complement Jade Mountain Cafe's mooncakes and pineapple cakes (available in-house this month only) in celebration of the Moon Festival on September 21!!
  • Wheelhouse Studios (800 Langdon St): Get creative with the Wisconsin Union's Wheelhouse Studios, an open arts studio in downtown Madison. Wheelhouse offers studio space by reservation and low-cost and free activities. Learn more here.
  • Wisconsin Historical Museum (30 N Carroll St): Stop by! The museum is now open for drop-in visitation Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 3pm!
  • Wisconsin Union (800 Langdon St): A new school year means a whole new host of great things happening at the Memorial Union Terrace and Union South! Don’t miss great events like: movie nights, Terrace Paintacular, Badger Fest, Badger Bash, and FREE art exhibits. Learn more here. And don’t forget you can bring Terrace vibes home – shop their store in person or online here.
  • Wisconsin Union Theater (800 Langdon St): A new season of events starting now at WUT! Including: Sphinx Virtuosi, the self-conducted, professional chamber orchestra of black and Latinx musicians, aspires to advocate for diversity in the arts, transforming lives through the power of inclusion and a commitment to social impact through classical music. Experience this ensemble on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Shannon Hall at Memorial Union. Learn more here.
  • WOOF’s (114 King St): WOOF’S annual OCTOBEARFEST returns! Serving up local brews, VIP patio and German eats from D’Vino, polka music, and Bears in lederhosen!!!
  • YOUR Downtown Movie Night : Join us in Lisa Link Peace Park Friday September 24 for a FREE showing of Spaceballs! Everyone’s favorite Star Wars parody! Movie starts at dusk – grab a picnic blanket/camping chair, dinner/popcorn/snacks, and come join us! RSVP HERE FOR SPACEBALLS

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August 2021

Looking for fun and safe ways to enjoy and support your downtown? We’ve got great ideas for you!

August Downtown Dossier
Squeeze the last drops of summer fun!

  • Art Gecko (510 State St): Stop in anytime in August to get 20% off Malachite and Peridot stone jewelry!
  • Fair Trade Coffee House (418 State St): They always enjoy bringing out their summer drinks for all those gorgeous sunny days! Come down to try one of their Strawberry Shortcake White Chocolate Mochas, Honey Lavendar Lattes, Candy Bar Chillers, and Watermelon Sparkling Lemonades! They make a summer day even brighter! Don’t forget, you can also order online via EatStreet and GrubHub!!
  • Fontana Sports (216 N Henry St): Stop in today for incredible deals! You’ll find hundreds of Columbia Sportswear closeouts on hand now at 40% off or more! Men’s, women’s, and kids!
  • Le C’s Patisserie (411 State St): Welcome back students! Stop in today for delicious bubble teas and pastries!
  • Madison Night Market : Madison Night Market returns on August 19! Join us for our biggest market yet – stretch all the way down State Street from 4-9pm! Vendors showcase handmade products, local art, artisan gifts, prepackaged foods and fresh produce. The event includes live music, artists, special visiting food carts and pop-up restaurant experiences.
  • Taiwan Little Eats (320 State St): Cool down with a refreshing Huckleberry Iced Tea in August!
  • Wisconsin Historical Museum (30 N Carroll St): Stop by! The museum is now open for drop-in visitation Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 3pm!
  • YOUR Downtown Movie Night : Join us Saturday night for YOUR Downtown Movie Night at the Top of State! We're hosting a double feature movie night with Madison Parks from 5-9pm, showing 'Raya and the Last Dragon' and 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'. Plus, before the movie starts, our friends at Madison Public Library will hold a storytime! Don't miss this FREE family movie night at the Top of State!!!

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July 2021

Looking for fun and safe ways to enjoy and support your downtown? We’ve got great ideas for you!

July Downtown Dossier
Summer, Sun, and Shopping Fun!

  • Fair Trade Coffee House (418 State St): They always enjoy bringing out their summer drinks for all those gorgeous sunny days! Come down to try one of their Strawberry Shortcake White Chocolate Mochas, Honey Lavendar Lattes, Candy Bar Chillers, and Watermelon Sparkling Lemonades! They make a summer day even brighter! Don’t forget, you can also order online via EatStreet and GrubHub!!
  • Fontana Sports (216 N Henry St): Find Maxwell Street Days deals throughout the month! Brands such as Patagonia, SmartWool, The North Face, Keen, Columbia, and many more at up to 50% off!
  • Mackesey’s Irish Pub (317 State St): NOW OPEN!!! Their patio is a great place to enjoy State St and the view of the capitol as you enjoy a delicious burger, toastie, soft pretzel, soup, or your favorite libation. Don't forget to check out their daily lunch specials posted to their Facebook page. SLAINTE!!!
  • Maxwell Street Days : Madison’s biggest sidewalk sale is back for a weekend packed with incredible deals, good food, and so much more! Join us in Downtown Madison for FOUR days of deals this year!
  • Parthenon Gyros (316 State St): Parthenon’s Yips Yogurt Chips are now available downtown at Parthenon Gyros and Triangle Market! Or you can get a bag of these great portable Greek yogurt bowl chips online here !
  • Revel (107 N Hamilton St): Craft Club is now OPEN! Join them Saturday afternoons at Revel for crafts, drinks, socialization, and fun. Learn more and RSVP to save your spot HERE . Now booking for private groups- both virtual and IRL (think bachelorette parties, bridal showers, and corporate team builders)!
  • The Soap Opera (319 State St): Featuring special handmade goodies in the front of the store on Saturdays 9am – 2pm from June 19 through July! Don’t miss these!
  • Wheelhouse Studios (800 Langdon St): Get creative with the Wisconsin Union's Wheelhouse Studios, an open arts studio in downtown Madison. Wheelhouse offers studio space by reservation and low-cost and free activities and is open noon-8 p.m. daily.
  • Wisconsin Historical Museum (30 N Carroll St): Now open to the public Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 3pm!
  • Wisconsin Union (800 Langdon St): Memorial Union Terrace, located along Lake Mendota, is open daily 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. with experiences for a lifetime, free events, plenty of dining options and more. There's also indoor seating inside Memorial Union, including historic spaces, such as the dining area called der Rathskeller. Terrace Concerts, Lakeside Cinema, and the Terrace Art Zone are BACK on select dates!!! Learn more HERE.
  • Wisconsin Union Outdoors (800 Langdon St): Get into summer fun with Wisconsin Union’s Outdoor UW! Take your pick from: recreation rentals, low-cost activities, group outdoors experiences, and much more! Learn more about recreation here. Don’t miss yoga (on the terrace or on a stand-up paddleboard) - in partnership with University Recreation & Wellbeing. Learn more about yoga here.

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June 2021

Looking for fun and safe ways to enjoy and support your downtown? We’ve got great ideas for you!

June Downtown Dossier
The sun is high and the deals are hot!

  • D’Vino (116 King St): Coming in mid-June – Apertivo featuring their original Cichetti menu! The perfect excuse to duck out of work and meet your friends for a taste of la dolce vita 4-6pm at D’Vino!
  • Goodman’s Jewelers (220 State St):
    • We'd like to wish all the June babies a very happy birthday! Did you know you have THREE birthstones? Pearl, Alexandrite, and Moonstone. At Goodman's you will find both mined and lab grown alexandrites as well as a fantastic selection of Pearl and Moonstone jewelry.
    • Summer engagement season is here! If you've started to browse for engagement rings, be sure to come and see our hand selected engagement ring collection or create your one of a kind ring with us today!
  • Knuckleheads (550 State St): Celebrate Father’s Day with Knuckleheads with a buy two, get one free deal on cigars! And get 20% off wellness products because dad’s got the weight of the world on his shoulders! Deals run June 18 – June 20!
  • Mackesey’s Irish Pub (317 State St): NOW OPEN!!! Their patio is a great place to enjoy State St and the view of the capitol as you enjoy a delicious burger, toastie, soft pretzel, soup, or your favorite libation. Don't forget to check out their daily lunch specials posted to their Facebook page. SLAINTE!!!
  • Raising Cane’s (579 State St): NOW OPEN! Stop by to try their famous chicken fingers today!
  • The Soap Opera (319 State St): It’s perfect weather to have a FREE scenting party with your friends in the Soap Opera’s back garden! Create the perfect custom scent for YOU with their expert help while enjoying the heart of downtown Madison! Head here to learn more. And, they’ll be featuring special handmade goodies in the front of the store on Saturdays 9am – 2pm (starting June 19) all summer long!
  • Taiwan Little Eats (320 State St): Their Cold Noodles (with peanut sauce) are back for the summer! Order them vegetarian or with pulled chicken. And while you're at it, bring in their reusable bento boxes for a 10% discount each time you order.
  • Wheelhouse Studios (800 Langdon St): Get creative with the Wisconsin Union's Wheelhouse Studios, an open arts studio in downtown Madison. Wheelhouse offers studio space by reservation and low-cost and free activities and is open noon-8 p.m. daily.
  • Wisconsin Union (800 Langdon St): Memorial Union Terrace, located along Lake Mendota, is open daily 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. with experiences for a lifetime, free events, plenty of dining options and more. There's also indoor seating inside Memorial Union, including historic spaces, such as the dining area called der Rathskeller. Terrace Concerts, Lakeside Cinema, and the Terrace Art Zone are BACK on select dates!!! Learn more HERE.
  • Wisconsin Union Outdoors (800 Langdon St): Get into summer fun with Wisconsin Union’s Outdoor UW! Take your pick from: recreation rentals, low-cost activities, group outdoors experiences, and much more! Learn more about recreation here. Don’t miss yoga (on the terrace or on a stand-up paddleboard) - in partnership with University Recreation & Wellbeing. Learn more about yoga here.

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May 2021

Looking for fun and safe ways to enjoy and support your downtown? We’ve got great ideas for you!

May Downtown Dossier
Let the good times BLOOM!

  • Art Gecko (510 State St): Get 20% off select gemstone jewelry every week! First week of every month includes 20% off birthstone! Upcoming birthstone: May- Emerald!
  • Fair Trade Coffee House (418 State St): Spring drinks are here! Come and enjoy a Blackberry Lavender White Mocha, Cherry Blossom Mocha, Strawberries and Cream Iced Latte, White Chocolate Cheesecake Chiller, or a refreshing Pomegranate Sparkling Lemonade! They always have their house-made baked goods and sandwiches ready to enjoy on the front or back outdoor patios. Don’t forget, you can also order online on EatStreet and GrubHub!
  • Fontana Sports (216 Henry St): Fontana Sports has all your outdoor and camping needs covered. Stop in and get set for summer!
  • Knuckleheads (550 State St): Featuring daily specials all month long. Don’t miss their ‘Wellness Weekends’ where you’ll get 15% off on Delta-8 and CBD products! Save even more starting Mother’s Day weekend (May 8) with 20% off on Delta-8 and CBD on Saturdays and Sundays for the rest of May!
  • Mackesey’s Irish Pub (317 State St): Back to being open normal hours and with their patio open 11am to Midnight! Serving up food and libation until midnight! Follow along on Facebook for daily updates on their specials and house-made soups!
  • Poke Plus Teriyaki (615 State St): With warmer weather, they’ve got outdoor seating! Come grab a poke bowl or even teriyaki and enjoy in their outdoor sitting area. Get a free drink with purchase of $15 or more. All April long!
  • Porta Bella Restaurant (425 N Frances St): Join them for one of their monthly wine dinners! These fun nights feature guest speakers, highlight 5 wines, and a four-course dinner for just $65! Next wine dinner is May 20, 2021!
  • Revel (107 N Hamilton St): Craft Club is now OPEN! Join them Saturday afternoons at Revel for crafts, drinks, socialization, and fun. Learn more and RSVP to save your spot HERE . Now booking for private groups- both virtual and IRL (think bachelorette parties, bridal showers, and corporate team builders)!
  • The Soap Opera (319 State St): It’s perfect weather to have a FREE scenting party with your friends in the Soap Opera’s back garden! Create the perfect custom scent for YOU with their expert help while enjoying the heart of downtown Madison! Head here to learn more.
  • Taiwan Little Eats (320 State St): Back to normal hours: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm and Sun 11am-7pm. Now open for: indoor dining, patio dining, takeout, and delivery! Check out their new seasonal drinks: wild blueberry milk tea and matcha melon!
  • Teddywedgers (101 State St): Get your Brat Fest kick with their help! They’re one of your options for Build Your Own Brat Fest (May 29 and 30). They’ll be serving up brats and hot dogs for $3 each – don't forget to add on a bag of chips, a cookie, and a soft drink for just $1.50! Learn more about this year’s Brat Fest HERE.
  • Tropic Jewel (449 State St, Unit F): Stop by Tropic Jewel for all your beading needs! They’re upstairs at 449 State St! Get 20% off select homemade necklaces when you stop in today!

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April 2021

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April Downtown Dossier
We’re excited to welcome you back to downtown and spring into sunny days!

  • 7Iron Social (508 State St): The annual Madison Curd Crawl is back!! Head to the She’s the First website to get your coupon book for their annual Curd Crawl! It’s only $10 and full of great deals from many of your favorites in and around downtown. Make sure you stop by 7Iron Social on your crawl! They’ll be donating $2 to She’s the First for every basket of cheese curds sold in April!! All proceeds from the Madison Curd(side) Crawl goes to support She’s the First, an international non-profit that funds girls’ education in low-income countries. You can learn more about the non-profit She’s the First here !
  • Art Gecko (510State St): Get 20% off select gemstone jewelry every week! First week of every month includes 20% off birthstone! Upcoming birthstones: April- Opal and May- Emerald!
  • Fontana Sports (216 Henry St): New spring products arriving daily! Get ready for a great spring season for hiking, camping, climbing, travel, and just plain enjoying the outdoors! Plus they’ve got a shoe clearance going on now! Everything from sandals to winter boots! Men’s and women’s!
  • Goodman’s Jewelers (220 State St):
    • It’s their favorite month of the year, April! April's birthstone is diamond and they have carefully hand selected the very best to have on hand at Goodman's. Every diamond is unique and available to you to view today. No waiting for your diamonds to come in!
    • Did you miss your vacation last year? Are you aching for that Caribbean blue ocean? Then come in right away and check out their “small batch” collection of Apatite earrings, necklaces, and bracelets! They feel everyone's jewelry should speak to them and be unique. For that reason they generally only have ONE of each piece so stop in soon to get first pick!
  • Insomnia Cookies (462 State St): Get into the spring feeling with limited edition tasty treats! Become a CookieMagic member today to get great deals like: a free cookie of the month or $5 lil dippers/$7 big dippers, BOGO classic cookie’wiches, and SO much more!
  • Mackesey’s Irish Pub (317 State St): Back to being open normal hours and with their patio open 11am to Midnight! Serving up food and libation until midnight! Follow along on Facebook for daily updates on their specials and house-made soups!
  • Nick’s (226 State St): Open Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 10pm! Don’t miss their most popular menu item – their Combo Reuben Special! You’ll get two Reubens with fries, homemade coleslaw, and a slice of pie for just $25!
  • Poke Plus Teriyaki (615 State St): With warmer weather, they’ve got outdoor seating! Come grab a poke bowl or even teriyaki and enjoy in their outdoor sitting area. Get a free drink with purchase of $15 or more. All April long!
  • The Soap Opera (319 State St): Get ready for Mother’s Day early with the Soap Opera! They’re offering FREE gift wrapping on April 27th (online only) to ensure you can get great Mother's day gifts wrapped & shipped to a special Mother in your life by the big day! Limit 4 free gift wraps per order. AND they’ll do FREE gift wrapping in-store (only) on May 4th for your Mother’s Day gifts! Limit 4 gift wraps per order. And as always, they’ll send you home with a free soap sample whether you shop online or in-store (while supplies last).

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Easter
Hop into Easter deals and get into a sunny springy mood!

  • Colectivo Coffee (583 State St): March 31 through April 6, 2021, show somebunny you care with our beautiful, hand-decorated Easter Egg Shortbread Cookies. Or try their all-new Sugar Cube Marshmallows! These housemade, sugar-coated vanilla marshmallows come in colorful packs of three and make a fun addition to your Easter basket. (Order in the App for easy pickup!)
  • D’Vino (116 King St): Book your table today for a delicious Easter brunch at D’Vino! Take your choice of eating indoors or out! Head to their website to see their menu!
  • Insomnia Cookies (462 State St): Get into the spring feeling with limited edition tasty treats! Become a CookieMagic member today to get great deals like: a free cookie of the month or $5 lil dippers/$7 big dippers, BOGO classic cookie’wiches, and SO much more!
  • IT’SUGAR (542 State St): Easter’s here! Fill up your basket at IT’SUGAR with great deals on sweet treats! Peeps on sale now buy 1 get one 1 free! PLUS get Bearly buzzed bags for $7.99 (2.2lb bag) or 2/$10 (4.4lbs) - what a score!
  • The Soap Opera (319 State St): Open on Easter and excited to see you stop by! They’ll be handing out free soap samples to everyone that stops in store!

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March 2021

St. Paddy’s Day is right around the corner and so are great deals! Luck O’ the Irish be with you!
Looking for fun and safe ways to enjoy and support your downtown? We’ve got great ideas for you!

  • Art Gecko (510 State St): Get 20% off select gemstone jewelry every week! First week of every month includes 20% off birthstone! Upcoming birthstones: March- Aquamarine, April- Opal, May- Emerald!
  • Colectivo Coffee (583 State St): St. Patrick's Day is almost here, and they’ve got a collection of festive treats to help you celebrate! Enjoy a little Matcha Madness, March 3-23, with the return of our Minty Matcha Shake, a rich combination of stoneground organic matcha, house-made mint honey syrup, and creamy vanilla ice cream. Or try our Mint Matcha Latte, a bright green, seasonally sweet take on a traditional latte. They’re also excited to share their colorful Shamrock Shortbread Cookies from Troubadour Bakery and Double Chocolate Mint Cream Cookie Sandwich, a vegan, gluten-free sandwich cookie with mint buttercream filling. Both are available for a limited time starting March 17 at all cafes. (Order in the App for easy pickup!)
  • The Cooper’s Tavern (20 W Mifflin St): Serving up classics like corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, and cottage pie for Saint Patrick’s Day! Pre-order for lunch or dinner today and pick up 3/17 11am-9pm! And don’t forget to add a can, growler, or six pack of Guinness or Magners (21+)!
  • D’Vino (116 King St): Starting March 10th, join them for Wednesday Wine tastings!! They’ll feature seasonal wines and cicchetti favorites including baccalau and octopus!!! Follow them on social media for tempting daily offerings!!
  • Fair Trade Coffee House (418 State St): Espresso always brings good luck so stop in to try one of our March specialty drinks! Leprechaun and Pot of Gold Lattes, The Patty, Irish Coffee (no, not that kind!), and even a Shamrock Chiller for those “warm” March days. They always have their house-made baked goods and sandwiches to enjoy with your St. Pats drinks. Don’t forget, you can also order online on EatStreet and GrubHub!
  • Fontana Sports (216 N Henry St): Head over for their Winter Clearance going on now! Get great deals on winter clothing and accessories, snowshoes, cross country skis, and insulated footwear! Huge savings on your favorite outdoor brands - Patagonia, The North Face, SmartWool, Canada Goose, Columbia Sportswear, Merrell, Keen, and more!
  • Goodman’s Jewelers (220 State St): March is here! They have a gorgeous selection of Aquamarine jewelry for all of the March babies out there! They’d love to show you their selection of Celtic jewelry! They’re so excited, out new spring jewelry collections are in! Stop in. They’d love to show you around Goodman’s!
  • Heritage Tavern (131 E Mifflin St): March is full of great news from Heritage Tavern! They’re now open for dinner Wednesday – Saturday 4-9pm, and for brunch Saturday – Sunday 10am – 2pm! Even better news, EVERY Friday is now Heritage Fish Fry night!! You’ll get to choose from beer battered, panko crusted, and herb butter baked whitefish. Served with a caper-lemon tartar sauce, creamy market vegetable slaw, and fried fingerling potatoes!
  • Mackesey’s Irish Pub (317 State St): Spring is in the air and St. Patrick's day is right around the corner! Mack’s Irish Pub is open regular hours serving food until Midnight. March is their favorite month at the Irish Pub. Check out their daily specials on their FB page and stop in for some Irish love. You might even catch a leprechaun.
  • Madison Minication : Enjoy a weekend getaway or local staycation with Madison Minication, running from February 12 through April 12. Residents and visitors can choose from 17 area properties, offering 24 experience packages – taking the stress out of planning a night away. Participating downtown hotels include: AC Hotel by Marriott, Best Western Premier Park Hotel, The Edgewater, The Graduate, Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, and Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club.
  • Parthenon Gyros (316 State St): Take your March Madness party to the next level with a Parthenon Gyros Game Day Meal Kit! They're easy to prepare from the comfort of your home and include 6 gyros, fries, a six-pack of Spotted Cow, and reheating instructions. A $96 value for just $75!
  • The Soap Opera (319 State St): Celebrating 49 years in business on March 3rd and thankful for all their loyal customers for their friendship and business! Don’t forget, they have great St. Patrick’s Day items like 4 leaf clover soaps and Irish ducks to make any Irishmen smile!
  • Teddywedgers (101 State St): In early March, get into the spirit of St Paddy’s Day early with special corned beef hash breakfast and Rueben pasties!!

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February 2021

Looking for fun and safe ways to enjoy and support your downtown? We’ve got great ideas for you!

Valentine's Day

  • Cento (122 W Mifflin St): Treat your Valetine with two great options! Choose to dine in? Cento’s serving up a Valentine’s Day five course prix fixe menu and a glass of prosecco for $120/person! Make a date on Saturday February 13th or Sunday February 14th for this delicious meal! Make your reservations here. Having Valentine’s at home? Pre-order their five course Valetine’s Day at home for $100/person! Let Chef Chris Myers do the menu planning and prep for you and enjoy a special 5-course dinner for two from Chef Chris and the Cento team. Some assembly and light cooking is needed, and they’ve included a recipe card to make sure you put together an amazing meal. Place your order by Wednesday, Feb. 10, and they'll have your order ready for pickup on Fri. Feb. 12, Sat. Feb. 13, or Sun. Feb. 14. You choose the pickup time window, then text them when you pull up and they'll run your meal right out to your car. Order here.
  • CIRC (1 W Dayton St): Planning to spend Valentine's Day at home this year? Check CIRC’s cook-at-home Valentine's Day dinner to make the night memorable ($45/person). Take your pick between seared Ahi tuna, beef short rib wellington, or a roasted carrot and goat cheese wellington! Call 608-294-3031 to order and arrange pickup! And if your sweetheart has a sweet tooth, they’ve got you covered with Valentine’s cupcakes to-go! Treat your love to four delicate cupcakes (two each of white and chocolate) with festive sprinkles and frosting ($16 for four cupcakes)! Happy Valentine's Day!
  • Colectivo (583 State St): Serving up Valentine’s goodies early to get you in the mood! Check out their featured drink (2/3-2/16): Cherry Cordial Cappuccino and their featured coffee: (2/8-2/14) San Valentín. Don’t forget the bakery treats (2/10-2/14): Pink Raspberry Almond Croissants, Conversation Hearts Shortbread Cookies, and Cherry Coffee Cake Muffin! PLUS! You can pre-order in early February for their Cherry Coffee Cake Box and Valentine’s Day Cookie Kit here.
  • Concourse (1 W Dayton St): Give your Valentine the gift of a romantic getaway at The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club! Make your Valentine's Day special by adding your choice of in-room appetizers, desserts, or a full three-course dinner to your stay! You can also add a special four-course Valentine's Day dinner at CIRC. All Valentine's bookings with added enhancements will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne. Cheers to you! February 13 - 14, 2021, book today! Happy Valentine's Day!
  • D’Vino (116 King St): SOLD OUT Treat your Valentine to an Italian feast with D’Vino! Booking now on OpenTable for their Valentine’s Prix Fixe dinner menu with wine pairing! For $75/person (gratuity additional) you’ll get a four-course meal – trio di gusto, pizza con pera, braised short-rib, and baci dolce!
  • Eno Vino (1 N Webster St): They're offering a special 5-Course Pri-Fixe Menu for Valentine's Day Weekend on Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th with optional Wine Pairings. On Saturday, they'll have seatings at 5pm, 7pm, and 9:30pm, and on Sunday, they'll have seatings at 6pm and 8:30pm. February 13th-14th. Their 5-Course Pre-Fixe Menu can be viewed on their website HERE.
  • Estrellón (313 W Johnson St): Pick up a five-course menu Valentine’s dinner for two ($125) from Estrellón! Featuring a roasted beet salad, ribeye roast, brassicas in romesco sauce, loaded hasselback potatoes, and your choice of desert (Basque cake or honey and spice chocolate torte)! Dinner is ready to enjoy from the moment you pick it up (no cooking or reheating involved)! All you have to do is dish it up and enjoy! Wine pairing available with an additional cost. Pickup available Friday 2/12 and Saturday 2/13. Pre-order through Eventbrite.
  • Fair Trade Coffee House (418 State St): Stop by to try one of their Valentine’s drinks throughout February! Red Velvet Lattes, Cinnamon Bun Lattes, Chocolate Covered Strawberry Mochas, and White Raspberry Mochas to help you get into that Valentines state-of-mind. While you're at it, try one of our homemade muffins or dessert bars! Don’t forget you can order online!
  • Fromagination (12 S Carroll St): Celebrate with a date to remember, right at home. They’ve curated a selection of gifts perfect for your loved ones! Choose from cards, heart shaped cookie cutters, artisan chocolates, gift sets, cheeseboards for two, specialty jams, and so many more incredible gift ideas. Head to their website to order yours today! Their Valentine’s Day Cheese Tray and Fondue Shreds (complete with recipe) would make for an absolutely stunning evening!
  • Goodman’s Jewelers (220 State St): Starting Monday January 18th through Saturday February 13th: get 40% off all in-stock Sarah's Hope Jewelry (all sales final), 30% off all in-stock Pulsar watches (all sales final), 30% off all in-stock Rado watches (all sales final), and 30% off select jewelry (all sales final). Plus! You’ll get a free gift when you buy $99 or more of Ania Haie jewelry!
  • L’Etoile (1 S Pinckney St, #107): Enjoy a three course Valentine’s dinner for two ($150) featuring a surf and turf entrée of rock shrimp and king crab risotto with a dark chocolate and chili braised short rib with wild mushrooms. This is a fun Valentine’s date night activity with this interactive menu (cooking and reheating items involved). Wine is available at an additional cost. Pick-up available Friday 2/12, Saturday 2/13 & Sunday 2/14. Pre-order HERE
  • Parthenon Gyros (316 State St): Have the perfect Valentine's Day date at home with their easy to prepare Take-and-Bake Gyro Meal Kits ($35 value for just $25!). Pair with a bottle of our Greek Wine for the perfect romantic evening! Don’t forget you can order gyros online!
  • RED (316 W Washington Ave, #100): RED is offering a three-course prix fixe menu on Valentine's Day priced at $70/person. The prix fixe dinner is available in-house and for takeout (preorders only). They'll also have two sushi platters available for takeout (preorder only) - You Had Me At Sushi and It's O-fish-al!!! Preorders can be placed on their website here , starting Thursday, January 28th. View the Valentine’s menu here!
  • Teddywedgers (101 State St): Celebrate love with Teddywedgers! Your favorite pasty shop is getting creative for Valentine’s! Stop by for Nutella-cream cheese heart shaped sugar cookies, chocolate caramel gems, chocolate bonbons, and more! All available Feb 10th - 14th! Plus, in early February, they’ll be featuring a special cheese-steak pasty! Don’t forget, you can order online!

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February Downtown Dossier
Love is in the air!

  • Fair Trade Coffee House (418 State St): Come try one of their Valentines drinks throughout February! Red Velvet Lattes, Cinnamon Bun Lattes, Chocolate Covered Strawberry Mochas, and White Raspberry Mochas to help you get into that Valentines state-of-mind. While you're at it, try one of their homemade muffins or dessert bars! Don’t forget, you can order online!
  • Parthenon Gyros (316 State St): Have the perfect Valentine's Day date at home with their easy to prepare Take-and-Bake Gyro Meal Kits ($35 value for just $25!). Pair with a bottle of their Greek wine for the perfect romantic evening. Don’t forget, you can order online!
  • SEE Eyewear (437 State St): Show your face some love! Book an appointment with SEE and fall head over heels, face first, in love. Your optical soulmate awaits (but with extremely limited quantities available, they won’t wait long). Browse for styles before your appointment online here . Open Monday – Saturday by appointment.
  • Teddywedgers (101 State St): Early February is all about love at Teddywedgers – stop by for special Valentine’s treats Feb 10th - 14th. Plus, in early February they’ll be featuring a special cheese-steak pasty! Don’t forget to stop by in early March for a St. Patrick’s Day special corned beef hash breakfast or Rueben pasty!
  • The Wisconsin Union (800 Langdon St): Get free shipping in the Online Terrace Store for a limited time. As we roll into 2021, the Wisconsin Union's Online Terrace Store is proud to introduce limited-time free shipping! Had your eyes on that new Terrace sweatshirt? Been hoping to order some mini Terrace chairs? Now's the time to treat yourself or those around you to our massive assortment of Terrace gifts and collectables! Offer available on continental US orders and excludes gift cards and full-size furniture. Shop here!

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January 2021

New year, new businesses!
Looking for fun and safe ways to enjoy and support your downtown? We’ve got great ideas for you!
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  • Colectivo (583 State St): Serving up Valentine’s goodies early to get you in the mood! Check out their featured drink (2/3-2/16): Cherry Cordial Cappuccino and their featured coffee: (2/8-2/14) San Valentín. Don’t forget the bakery treats (2/10-2/14): Pink Raspberry Almond Croissants, Conversation Hearts Shortbread Cookies, and Cherry Coffee Cake Muffin! PLUS! You can pre-order in early February HERE for their Cherry Coffee cake Box and Valentine’s Day Cookie Kit!

  • D’Vino (116 King St): Booking now on OpenTable for their Valentine’s Prix Fixe dinner menu with wine pairing! For $75 PP (gratuity additional) you’ll get a four-course meal – trio di gusto, pizza con pera, braised short-rib, and baci dolce!

  • Eno Vino (1 North Webster St, 10th Floor): They're offering a special 5-Course Pri-Fixe Menu for Valentine's Day Weekend on Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th with optional Wine Pairings. On Saturday, they'll have seatings at 5pm, 7pm, and 9:30pm, and on Sunday, they'll have seatings at 6pm and 8:30pm. February 13th-14th. Their 5-Course Pre-Fixe Menu will be posted soon! Keep an eye on their website and social media channels for updates!

  • Goodman's Jewelers (220 State St): Starting Monday January 18th through Saturday February 13th: get 40% off all in-stock Sarah's Hope Jewelry (all sales final), 30% off all in-stock Pulsar watches (all sales final), 30% off all in-stock Rado watches (all sales final), 30% off select jewelry (all sales final), and free gift with purchase of $99.00 or more of Ania Haie jewelry.

  • Lunar New Year – Typically celebrated in the first weeks of February, this is your perfect excuse to indulge in your favorites from our local East Asian restaurants! You have so many choices: Le C’s Patisserie and Tea House , Ruyi Hand Pulled Noodle , Taiwan Little Eats , Chen's Dumpling House , A8 China , the Globe , Taste of Sichuan , FUGU Asian Fusion , Koi Sushi , Asian Kitchen , and Kung Fu Tea .

  • Madison Bike Center (202 S Pinckney St): They're a bike focused community center located in the heart of Madison. They sell used bikes and parts; preform repairs; and teach people how to build, repair, and maintain their own bikes! Check them out today! Open M-F 9am-5pm. And don’t forget to follow them on social media to find out about their workshops!

  • Soha Diamond (1 S Pinckney St #110): Newly opened at 1 S Pinckney St #110! Open noon to 6:30pm M-Sat for you to stop in. By Appointment; Ethical & Eco-Conscious Jeweler Based in Madison, WI. Shop Engagement Rings Featuring Only Origin-Guaranteed Diamonds, Moissanite, & Gems in 100% Recycled Precious Metals.

  • Square Wine Co (1 E Main St): New location! Square Wine Co has moved just around the corner on the Capital Square. They're still your favorite wine shop dedicated to selling wines you can believe in from small, family growers who make honest wines that reflect a sense of place. They’re open 11am-7pm M-Sat and 11am-4pm Sun.

  • Stay Warm Madison – Make sure you’re following along on our social media for special giveaways from January all through March! We’re in the period of year that’s the most frigid and it gets hard to remember what toasty sunshine and warmth are like. We’ll try to help you get through by finding ways to stay warm and cozy, and maybe even enjoy winter a little. We’re ‘Downtown Madison’ on Facebook and ‘Visit Downtown Madison’ on Instagram.

  • Teddywedgers (101 State St): Your favorite pasty shop is getting creative for Valentine’s! Stop by for Nutella-cream cheese heart shaped sugar cookies, chocolate caramel gems, chocolate bonbons, and more! All available Feb 10th - 14th! Plus, in early February, they’ll be featuring a special cheese-steak pasty!

  • Valentine’s – Picking who your valentine is may seem like the hard bit, but really, the hard part is picking what the date or food will be! Valentine’s this year is a little different but that just means you have to make it extra special. Some restaurants will have limited capacity seating indoors if you’re up for going out, but many have delivery so you can make it special at home too. Don’t forget, everyone has a sweet tooth that can be cured by Candinas , Kilwins , and IT’Sugar !! Get your Valentine’s stationary at Anthology and maybe some gorgeous blooms from Red Square Flowers ! More of a jewelry gifter for Valentine’s? Goodman’s always has great options! Of course, you could try making something with Tropic Jewel’s help!

  • Wonderstate Coffee (27 W Main St): Newly opened for takeout service with limited hours Wednesday – Sunday 7am-2:30pm. Treat yourself to certified organic coffee that pays coffee farmers far more than the average. Don’t forget the organic goodies in their café that features locally sourced goodies!





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