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New nearby eating venues named for famous CALS profs

Two big names in CALS history will be on the signboards when two new eating venues open on this end of campus as part of the December start-up of the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery. Following is an excerpt from the restaurants column in Sunday’s Wisconsin State Journal.

More incentives to go into scientific research were announced recently. Two new Food Fight restaurants will open at the new Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, which is scheduled to open in December in the 1300 block of University Avenue. Aldo’s Cafe, named for Aldo Leopold, a casual bakery, cafe and coffee shop, will open in December. A full-service restaurant and bar, Steenbock’s on Orchard, named for UW-Madison biochemistry professor Harry Steenbock, will open in March. It will contain a “preservation kitchen” which will make it possible to serve locally sourced vegetables and meats year-round.