Taste of Madison

Between finals, relocating for the summer, starting my internship, and frustrations with training, it’s been a stressful few weeks. So I was thrilled when my dad proposed a father-daughter weekend in Madison…. Who knows if he was lonely with my Mom and brother traveling overseas, or if he actually wanted to visit me (…kidding!). I welcomed the visit, as it's been years since we had the opportunity for quality one-on-one time!

Between swims, bikes, and runs, we had the chance to check out a few of the many INCREDIBLE restaurants that the city has to offer – Merchant, Nostrano, and The Madison Sourdough Co. (all with fabulous al fresco dining!) – as well as the Dane County Farmer’s Market. Still have yet to make it to the Zoo, Monona Terrace, the Arboretum, and other commonly cited Madison highlights, but I highly recommend all of these places if you ever get the chance to visit!

Strawberries everywhere (yay for free samples)!

Strawberries everywhere (yay for free samples)!

Rainbow of jams/jellies! Almost sprang for one.

Rainbow of jams/jellies! Almost sprang for one.

So many flowers at the market - it smelled amazing!

So many flowers at the market - it smelled amazing!

Hows that for a hat?!

Hows that for a hat?!

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Farmer's Market Sweets!

Farmer's Market Sweets!

Merchant Menu

Merchant Menu

Heavenly dinner at Nostrano!

Heavenly dinner at Nostrano!

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Andddd, found my go-to place for fresh bread! (Note: breakfast served all day = clutch!)

Andddd, found my go-to place for fresh bread! (Note: breakfast served all day = clutch!)

Nothing like a lakeside nap at Lake Monona after a long ride and a delicious MSCo. brunch.

Nothing like a lakeside nap at Lake Monona after a long ride and a delicious MSCo. brunch.