The Cannery Bar & Grill in Sun Prairie has closed as of October 12 and will be re-opening as the Nitty Gritty. The new owners anticipate a mid-November opening.
It’s been a while since I have shared my thoughts on area restaurants. So much has been happening around the Madison Foodie World and many new restaurants have been popping up. But there is always one that I come back to with family and friends to enjoy the guilty pleasure that is Quaker Steak and Lube. No matter what time of day, or the number of patrons filling the tables, the staff at the Middleton Quaker Steak & Lube always provides great service and consistently good food.
Although the menu still lacks healthy alternatives the atmosphere and bright smiles more than make up for it. There are also very few places that cater to children the way the Lube does and for that I give them the highest praise. Should you find yourself craving some of the best wings around or your simply seeking a fun and easy to find place for entertaining visiting relatives you can never go wrong at Quaker Steak & Lube in Middleton, Wisconsin.
Burgers and Fries are possibly the simplest recipe for success in the fast food industry. However, after my third visit to the Delafield Five Guys Burgers and Fries I am now convinced that the Five Guys in Delafield may have found a way to screw up a simple concept. How hard can it be to sweep the floor, wipe the tables, or clean the bathroom before a lunch rush? Why is it that every time I visit this location as I pass through town to visit friends and relatives that I walk into what only can be described as a Mess Hall?
Listen, I understand that its hard to train and motivate teenagers in the fast food business but their job is to cook and clean. On every occassion there seems to be a shift manager on duty working faster than everyone around them. However, there is never any sign of “management” going on. The food always arrives overdue and sloppier than your average Five Guys. Even after sitting at the table for 20 minutes no employee has ever been seen in the dining area picking up trash or sweeping the floors.
If you ask me if Five Guys Burgers and Fries is worth your time I would say yes only if you have low standards, your hungover, and or your already over your limit.
I recently had the distinct pleasure of dining out at Restaurant Muramoto for the first time with my girlfriend and sister. Our timing was good so we were immediately seated at the Sushi Bar. I like not having to wait for fresh Sushi. However, I quickly discovered a distinct difference in the style, service, and overall unkempt appearance of the dining area. I am drawing this comparison from not only Sushi Muramoto which is their other Madison counterpart but from other Madison area Sushi Restaurants.
Why would a fine Sushi Restaurant with apparent high standards at one location chose to fall short at another? The only explanation could be laziness. There was moldy caulk surrounding the glass that covers the Sushi, the floors and back of the house were visibly dirty, and the place felt disorganized and dark. Maybe the lack of lighting was intentional? Whatever the reason for their sub standard ambiance the Sushi was delicious and the company was great.
If your next night out for Sushi leads you to one of the Muramoto’s in Madison I would recommend setting your cars navigation to Sushi Muramoto.
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This was my first (and will not be my last) visit to Sushi Muramoto. It is an exceptionally clean establishment with outstanding service and quality sushi. If you are on a date or just craving well designed and delectable sushi search no further than your nearest Madison area Muramoto.