The closest you’ll get to a pasture at Graze is the lawn of the Wisconsin state capitol building, visible through the restaurant’s massive windows. The spunky little sister to the esteemed restaurant L’Etoile, Graze casually showcases chef Tory Miller’s love for locally produced ingredients. True to its name, this bright and airy pub offers a wide selection of small plates: Meander in for the goat meatballs in spicy tomato sauce or a deviled egg with smoked paprika and a glass of sauvignon blanc from the Dry Creek Valley on tap. Or nibble on the housemade charcuterie or a Wisconsin artisan cheese board. Both are terrific excuses to check out Talish Barrow’s small but snappy wine list, strong in high-acid whites and restrained reds.
1 S. Pinckney St., Madison, Wisconsin
This story appears in the print issue of August 2011.
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