A recent story on NPR focused on how high end restaurants in New York City are having an increasingly difficult time finding quality chefs. A big reason for this is thought to be that young, up-and-coming chefs are going to smaller, more affordable cities with their own vibrant food cultures – places such as Madison and Austin. Madison and similar cities offer greater connections to locally sourced food and farmers, as well as lower costs to live and open a restaurant.
Read or listen to the full NPR story here, and check out a Cap Times story on this topic here. The growth of Madison’s flourishing restaurant scene was also highlighted this week by another story in The Cap Times which can be found here.