Celeste and Marina the manatee (yes, it's a Webkinz)
We decided to hit an old standard for our last Madison dinner. One that's been pushed aside since The Old Fashioned became the top pick of Allie and myself.
The Great Dane has always been on the short list of where we'll bring out-of-town guests. A super cozy atmosphere - dark oak, exposed brick, etc., the Great Dane is one of a few microbreweries that has good food to complement their excellent brewed on-site beer.
We started dining here years before relocating to the area. Virtually every visit to Madison included a stop at the Dane. For tonight's meal each of us went with our old favorites - Allie's reuben, Celeste's dinosaur (chicken) nuggets and my fish and chips.
We'll certainly miss this place but will hit it the next time we're back in town.