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

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

August 23, 2012


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 service. It has a nostalgic feel, as well as a naturally romantic environment.”


Saigon Noodles (6754 Odana Road)

“Brunch doesn’t have to mean French toast and Eggs Benedict. There’s nothing
better on a Sunday at noonish than a bowl of Saigon Noodles pho.”