gargantua wrote:Sign me up.
Gotta tell you this story.....I had a Maudite at the Map Room in Chicago a couple of years ago, served in a Maudite glass. Loved the beer, but when I inquired about buying the glass, I was told they couldn't sell them. I hung around for a couple more beers, and on my way out someone had wrapped up the glass and they just gave it to me.
Stories like that, plus my own experiences, are why I love the Map Room. A friend of mine who lives in the western suburbs has said that Maduro is our Map Room. No, Maduro doesn't have that loooong tap & bottle list, but Vanessa cares about beer, and it shows in her selections, glassware, and service. I find Maduro to be as equally comfortable as the Map Room, though they certainly have different vibes going on. However, Maduro doesn't have Woody, the old guy who polices the weekend buffets at the Map Room. One Woody is enough in the world.
Now, who's been to Hop Leaf in Chicago? I could see a place like that succeeding in Madison...