Frequent lurker, lazy poster, retired badger (now living in Canada) here. I will be celebrating my birthday in Madison, WI with 9 of my friends during a conference. I originally thought of The Old Fashioned, but unfortunately they don't take reservations; being this a Saturday, I don't want my guests to become impatient.
My favorite restaurants in town (after living 7 years) are Lombardinos and Lao Laan Xang. Unfortunately, we don't have transportation to go either; my folks would not be patient enough to walk more than 500 ms. We'll be in the campus area, and will need a festive, fun, not too stuffy place to hang out. Where shall we go?
Lao Laan Xang Restaurant
2098 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704
2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705