Ask a Chef: Tory Miller, Where Should We Eat in the Madison Area?


We asked 2012 Best Chef: Midwest winner Tory Miller of L’Etoile in Madison, Wisconsin, for his top restaurant picks in the Badger State's food hub.


Late-Night Dining

Natt Spil

“No sign on the door, local DJs every night, wood-fired pizzas, and great bartenders—everything you need after a long shift.”


Quintessential Wisconsin Cooking


“Go for the frozen custard, cheese curds, and butter burgers. When you say Culver’s, you’ve said it all.”


Family Dinner

Ha Long Bay

“Every Monday I go here with my son, Remy, for a taste of Vietnamese, Lao, and Thai cuisines. My order goes like this: AP10, PH8, LS7.”


Date Night

Tornado Club

“An old-school steakhouse with delicious food and classic... Read more >

Comments (0)

Recipe: Deviled Eggs with Crispy Pork Belly and Smoked Paprika

Deviled Eggs with Crispy Pork Belly and Smoked Paprika

These are our kind of morning eggs: topped with braised and fried shards of pork belly, and dabbed with a touch of paprika mayonnaise for a whisper of smokiness. Get the recipe here.

Comments (0)

Recipe: Apple Brown Betty with Maple–Bacon Frozen Custard

Apple Brown Betty with Maple-Bacon Frozen Custard

Chef Tory Miller's irresistible recipe for apple Brown Betty, a cobbler-like dessert that dates back to Colonial times, is inspired by a popular New England twist on apple pie: he mixes shredded sharp cheddar cheese into the crumbly topping before baking. A Madison-based chef who's committed to sourcing as many of his ingredients from Wisconsin as he can, Miller uses a 15-year-old cheddar from Hook's Cheese Company. You can purchase their cheeses online or substitute any premium local cheddar cheese. Get the recipe here.

Comments (0)

JBF Kitchen Cam