Since JM and his wife, Nichole Fromm, spend most of their time together for meals, deciding where they wanted to go was always a struggle. Each of them would say “I don’t know. Where do you wanna go?” Then they stumbled across the Isthmus’ Eats list and decided to eat their way down it in alphabetical order. On Monday, July 22 JonMichael “JM” Rasmus, co-editor of restaurant blog madisonatoz.com, joined our host Brian Standing on the 8 O’Clock Buzz.
Fromm and Rasmus review not only local restaurants, but also chains such as Subway, Burger King and Dunkin Donuts. When they are sampling, they are looking at menu, not location. So they won’t go to Burger King downtown, and then to the one on Gammon and see what’s different.
“On February 3, 2012, after eating at 779 restaurants in 7 years, 8 months and 25 days, we finished eating Isthmus’ Eats list,” JM and Nichole celebrated on the blog. So for the next list, they have combined phone books, dining guides, and recommendations which consists of more than 300 Dane County restaurants. This “wheel” of restaurants is now their lifestyle and provides them with places to dine for every meal.
JM gave some of his recommendations about restaurants located within walking distance of the Madison Public Library and even disclosed some of his top Madison favorites. Read Rasmus and Fromm’s reflections on their adventures of alphabetically eating around Madison.