I like going to restaurants. I walked by Naf Naf Grill on State Street in Madison, Wisconsin and decided to eat there. Naf Naf is called the “Chipotle of Middle Eastern food,” and I agree. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. I’m on a diet so I won’t be able to go there often but I LOVED EVERY BITE of my falafel hummus bowl:
They slather hummus on the bottom and sides of the bowl, then put five falafels on top. I choose purple cabbage salad, chopped salad, and pickles for garnishes and fire sauce for the finish. The pita bread was perfect. When you put all of these different tastes in your mouth, they are delectable!
As you know, I’m a sucker for great Mexican food. Last summer I finally stopped by Taqueria Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin. If I haven’t made this clear before, if I post about a restaurant, it means I recommend it.
There are a lot of Mexican people in Madison, but not really many good Mexican restaurants. In Manhattan there aren’t many Mexican people, and there aren’t many good Mexican restaurants. Anyway, they gave me two different kinds of salsa and green and yellow chips. Yum!
I gotta have my Diet Pepsi with Mexican food when I go out. But I rarely drink soft drinks. The Valentina hot sauce was great! I love hot sauce!
This delicious dish is cheese enchiladas with Verde sauce.
Taqueria Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant
1033 South Park St, Madison, WI, 53715
608-250-1824 or 608-335-5914
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I shot this last summer when I was wandering around downtown Madison. I scoped out the Madison Children’s Museum for my niece. She lives in California and when she comes to Wisconsin, we are coming to this wonderful museum. I was enthralled by the felt art display above the trash area. It visually showed what items they compost.
It’s all felted and is a masterpiece!
Because I shot this last summer, I am not sure if it’s still hanging there. I shot it with my iPod so the quality is not as good as I’d like.
Madison Children’s Museum 100 N. Hamilton St Madison, WI 53703 608-256-6445
To view Part 1 of my quilt photos from Quilt Expo, click here.
Here are more glorious quilts. I went on their web site and there are photos of the winning quilts so I have included the quilt creators’ names when I can. But I took photos of a lot of quilts that did not win awards, but they won the Critic Housewife award. Next year I hope to include everyone’s names.
On September 7, 2012 I went to the fabulous Quilt Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. On the Nancy Zieman show I think I heard her say that 72,000 people attended. Quilting is HUGE here in Madison. I saw tons of people in buses unloading and going into the venue. It cost $6 to park and $7 to get a ticket to go inside. If you don’t bring a snack, it will cost at least $7 to purchase food at the concession stand. It’s worth every penny! Viewing all the machine and hand-made quilts in person were migraine inducing! The details…oy!
The turtle and rabbit is one of my favorites. Unfortunately I am very bad about giving credit to the quilt makers, but here you can see from the tag it’s by Barbara McKie of Lyme, Connecticut. Here is the detail:
Bryce Canyon is by Susan Jackan of Madison, Wisconsin.
Here is a detail photo:
It’s funny…speaking of migraines…I have one right now! It…really…sucks!
This was quite amazing to see in person. Here is the detail:
Here is the detail – Second place:
The Buddha quilt was one of my favorites.
My dog was just barking in a really annoying way and I screamed,”Get into your quilt!” Instead of, “Get into your crate!”
This quilt was a big hit! Here is the detail:
Very special! Third place by A MAN: Mark L. Sherman, Coral Springs, Florida. Called Bounty. Here is the detail:
This is pretty amazing. It looks very three-dimensional, doesn’t it? Here is a detail:
I hope you have enjoyed these as much as I have. I will do another post of other quilts hopefully tomorrow when my migraine is gone. I just get so excited to share with you!
Thank you for looking at my Critic Housewife Blog! xoxo