Get Local! Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

As Realtors, we are helping members of our local community every day. Our work is very personal and hands-on, and our connection with the people around us and the place we live is what keeps us inspired. As residents and as business owners, our happiness and success depend on the vitality of the community around us. Ready access to fun shops, great restaurants, local entertainment and culture, and strong community resources are some of the big draws that motivate people to want to buy a home in a local neighborhood. These are the same things that make us love calling this area home!

Roost Roast At Roost, we are committed to supporting other local businesses at every turn. We use a local graphic designer and blogger for our one-of-a-kind materials and a fantastic local print shop for all of our mailings, business cards and print marketing. We have our own branded (and delicious!) coffee from Just Coffee Cooperative to give to our clients, and often gift City Tins to clients to say thank you and to treat themselves to a favorite local meal or encourage them to try a new nearby restaurant. Every chance we get, we source food locally for our open houses and events. Plus, check out our online resource for local finds to furnish your home in style!

Each dollar you spend at independent businesses returns 3 times more money to your local economy than one spent at a chain (Source: Dane Buy Local). Please join us in supporting our local community, and let us know if we can help you love where you live a little more!

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Pie, Me Oh My, I love Pie

Humble Pie chalkboard advertisement in front of the store.One of my favorite parts about being a Madison Realtor is discovering the hidden gems within the neighborhoods that I work. A couple weeks ago I found a new favorite, Humble Pie, tucked just off of Regent Street in the University Heights neighborhood. Folks, I hold no degree on the matter, but I do like to think of myself as somewhat of a “dessert connoisseur.” This means that I not only have a deep love for all things sweet and sugary, but I also enjoy them regularly and tend to analyze and compare their tastiness. I can tell you where to find a mean lemon blackberry ricotta muffin (4&20 Bakery & Cafe in the Emerson neighborhood), a killer doughnut (Greebush Bakery on the edge of the Greenbush and Vilas neighborhoods), a fantastic brownie (Collectivo Coffee in downtown Madison) or the best ice cream cone in town (Babcock Hall at the Union Terrace). I digress... Back to the subject at hand: PIE! I had the seasonal Blackberry Stack, which was quite literally the best dessert I’ve ever had. (And have I mentioned that I am a former Norske Nook employee? That place is kind of a big deal in pie world, people.)

Heed my taste bud expertise! The next time you are craving a delicious, moist, buttery explosion of amazingness, go toInside Humble Pie with a display case full of delicious bakery items. Humble Pie. Enjoy your treat at the shop to fully soak in the good vibes that can only be created by true pie wizardry. And while you should never feel guilty about enjoying a truly fantastic piece of pie, ride your bike, if you must, and work off those extra calories as you enjoy the towering trees and sheer bliss of some of the finest Madison neighborhoods on the Southwest Commuter path.

Do you have any favorite go-tos in the Madison area when it comes to desserts? If so please share!