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66 BRAVA MAGAZINE | JUNE 2014 GO+DO SAVOR PHOTOS COURTESY OF FELION STUDIOS (ABOVE LEFT), BY MATTHEW ENGELHART (BELOW) AND DEATH'S DOOR DISTILLERY (OPPOSITE) MMM...BBQ THE DISH GADGET Smoky Jon's #1 BBQ There aren't many places you can get a sandwich and two sides for $9—just one of the reasons this place is No. 1! Try the chopped beef brisket, drenched in a robust sauce that balances sweet and heat, and add seasoned fries and spicy buttered corn alongside—hey, they're vegetables so they're good for you. 2310 Packers Ave., Madison. That BBQ Joint In Batch Bakehouse's old Willy Street space, these BBQ guys deliver something just as sweet. The pork options and beef brisket are good, but the whole smoked chicken for $12 is where it's at. This bird boasts flavor smokier than a three-alarm fire and a juicy, tender inside. Their hours might be limited, but flavors are anything but. 1511 Williamson St., Madison. Eldorado Grill Sweet, spicy, smoky—there aren't enough words to describe the complex flavor profile of the Kentucky-style BBQ sauce that runneth over a rack at Eldorado Grill. This sticky stuff is the perfect companion to Kansas City, dry-rubbed slow-smoked pork ribs whose meat falls off the bone. Ask for extra sauce. Seriously. 744 Williamson St., Madison. –Corey Dane, Madison's community director for OUT OF THE FIRE How's this for a taste of America? Wisconsin- native Alisa Toninato and her Madison-based company, FeLion Studios, crank out state- shaped "Made in America" cast iron pans. Toninato's hand- forged artisan line features each of the 48 continental states (sorry, Alaska and Hawaii), with prices ranging from $150 to $2,500—Wisconsin's a happy medium at $600. Buy your pan pre-seasoned for cooking on any surface, or request a magnetic hanger and display it as the unique kitchen artwork it is. Order individual or regional clusters of the hand-crafted pans at Or, stop by The Kitchen Gallery and Wisconsin Kitchen and Cutlery, both in Madison, for the commercially made line of Wisconsin pans, $125. –Leslie Jernegan

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