Midwest Living Review
The Old Fashioned's Web site describes this restaurant as the place "Where Wisconsin in King," and they're not kidding. The extensive menu includes many of the taste-delights for which Wisconsin is famous. There are different dinner specials each night, including a Friday night fish fry. Or come in any night to try Wisconsin-raised rainbow trout served with Door County beets or mac-and-cheese made with Wisconsin sharp cheddar and Sarvecchio (offered with a side of Fendt's Ring Bologna made in nearby Watertown). You really know you're in Wisconsin when the menu offers to add a fried egg, bacon or braunschweiger to any sandwich for $1.25. Entrees from about $9; sandwiches from about $6. Cheese flights combine both familiar and exotic cheeses, all created by artisan cheesemakers here in America's Dairyland. The beers--also made in Wisconsin--include one called Down & Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, produced in a small craft brewery about 30 miles away. Fittingly, though, the Old Fashioned--the classic whiskey cocktail--remains their signature adult beverage. The Old Fashioned is centrally located in downtown Madison, literally just across the street from the State Capitol.