Welcome to the Snow Globe: 115 Tubas & One Beautiful View




“Welcome to the snow globe,” our waitress said as she seated us at possibly Madison’s greatest brunch place, Graze.


Located right on the capitol square, the restaurant boasts a gorgeous view of the city’s capitol building (the largest dome in North America, if I’m remembering correctly) as well as a delicious menu featuring produce and meat from local Wisconsin farms. A bit pricey (yep, I dropped $20 for an omelet and a coffee) but worth it to enjoy the first snow of December.



My friends and I stumbled upon a band of 115 tubas and baritones in the capitol building on Saturday afternoon. We came to visit the huge Christmas tree, which with it’s multitude of ornaments almost puts the Chicago’s Daley Plaza tree to shame. The music began as a low rumble for at least a good thirty seconds before the Christmas tune was audible. What a lucky chance encounter!


Photo and video courtesy of cnvsblg.tumblr.com

The weekend before, we started our Saturday night at Madison’s Old Sugar Distillery (check out Canvas Lands’ End great interview with the owner) located on Main St. Highly recommend the Old Fashioned with brandy.


Ran across these contraptions down the street from the distillery, which though it is located in a very quite industrial area, does boast excellent free street parking.



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