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You never know who you’ll meet on State Street as part of the annual Freakfest celebration in downtown Madison. In 2008, it was “Chucky. Costumes of all sorts, at right, will be on display at this year’s celebration on Friday, Nov. 1.

Freakfest brings revelers to State Street

Marisa Comeau-Kerege, Arts Editor October 29, 2014

It’s that time again, when many residents get dressed up and enjoy live music and array of costumes up and down State.  Freakfest is coming back to Madison this Halloween. The Frank Productions event...

Restaurant Review: Tutto Pasta Trattoria

Lea Landwehr, Staff Writer March 15, 2013

You might guess from its name that Tutto Pasta Trattoria is an Italian restaurant and that it has a lot of noodle-based dishes. And you would be right on both accounts. In fact, the name translated means...

Christmas on the rocks

Christmas on the rocks

Evan Kingstad, Staff Writer December 4, 2012

“What do we want, Santas?” “Beer!” “When do we want it?” “Now!” This was the battle cry of a legion of hammered Clauses on Dec. 1 at Santacon 2012. No, it is not the Santa...

State Street cabs may become less frequent

Michael Patton, Clarion staff August 24, 2012

An ordinance initiated by Mayor Paul Soglin, Alder Mike Verveer and Bridget Maniaci may change the way local’s get home from State Street. On August 7, the Common Council met to amend current Madison...

Rising Sons Deli one of the best Thai restaurants in city

Andreas, Clarion staff May 8, 2012

Rising Sons Deli, the Laotian-Thai restaurant deserves its reputation as one of the best Thai restaurants in Madison. Located on State Street, it’s easier for people around Madison to find this restaurant....

Taste of the Southwest at Los Gemelos

Joseph Shaul, Staff Writer March 9, 2011

One of the great unknown joys of the west coast is the taco van, a roving restaurant providing freshly prepared tamales, enchiladas, and more, all for what you might pay for a bag of Taco Bell. From the...

Takara Japanese Restaurant offers affordable taste of worldly dining

Sarah Blaskey, Managing Editor February 9, 2011

Complete with a miniature waterfall, charming decoration and subtle lighting, Takara Japanese Restaurant on State Street makes moderately priced dining feel like a trip around the world.  Between the...

Moving music: Art Paul Schlosser

Andrew Killgallon, Arts & Cultures Editor January 26, 2011

Andrew Killgallon Arts & Cultures   For 25 years, Art Paul Schlosser has been a mainstay on State Street. Through his witty songs and one-liners, he’s entertained passer-by of every...

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