Pasta in the Basement [Madison, WI]
My friends and I are getting ready to do Ironman Wisconsin in Madison the weekend of Sept. 7 and need some ideas for carb-loading. Last year I found a great restaurant throuch Chowhound, but the name escapes me. It was located in the basement of a building in an industrial area about a mile from the capitol. I think it may have been a union building. Had we not been careful, we would have walked right by it. The restaurant is located in the basement of the building. The food was great and very reasonable, and best of all it was walking distance from Monona Terrace which is where we're staying. Any other recommendations which are walking distance from the Capitol but outside the main drag would be most appreciated. There are 2200 hungry athletes plus their families in town!