Isthmus Releases Annual Manual and Madison’s Favorites

August 20, 2008

Contact Information:
Rachel Tatge
Marketing Coordinator
Isthmus Publishing Co., Inc.
rtatge (at)
Phone: 608-251-5627
Fax: 608-251-2165

MADISON, WI — The long-awaited names of Madison’s Favorites picked by Isthmus readers will be revealed in this year’s Isthmus Annual Manual, which hits the streets Thursday, August 21.

This is the 28th year we’ve produced the free original guide to Madison and the 26th year we’ve asked our readers to name their favorites.

Isthmus added some new categories to the poll this year, including Madison’s Favorite Sustainable Goods, Clothing Boutiques, Cabaret Act, Local Blogger, Spot to Get Lost, American Regional Cuisine, Public Enemy and Public Hero. These are in addition to the always-anticipated categories that include Favorite Burger, Dive Bar, Pizza and so much more.

The essential guide to Madison, Isthmus Annual Manual has everything you need to know to live in the Madison metro area, including the Resource Directory, which is an extensive list of the civic, arts and community organizations that serve the Madison metro area. Plus, it contains easy-to-use, foldout maps of the city and suburbs, which are part of the award-winning design that is an Isthmus trademark.

The winners love being mentioned, because while Isthmus Annual Manual is often imitated, it is still the best.

For an interview about Madison’s Favorites or the Annual Manual — Madison’s original guide — call the Director of Marketing, Linda Baldwin at 251-5627.