Madison Magazine’s October Hot List

Antique glass, supper club maps, hidden sandwich spots and more. Check out what our editors have their eyes on this month.

Mad Glass Finds
Jessica Schwefel is an antique glass fanatic who is particularly fond of thrifting uranium glass, which turns a bright, glow-in-the-dark neon green under a black light. “When I plugged in my first black light and discovered that I had uranium glass in my collection, it turned into a full-blown obsession,” says Schwefel, who has been collecting since November 2021. She sells her wares at booths inside Monona Antiques Mall and the Antique Mall of Madison. You can also buy items on her Instagram account, Mad Glass Finds. @mad_glass_finds

Sandwich Spot
Papa Jimmy’s Pizzeria is an underappreciated sandwich spot in the Madison area. Unless you’ve visited this Cottage Grove eatery, you’re likely unaware that there’s a whole menu board filled with hot and cold sandwich options along with pizza, classic fried appetizers, pasta and ice cream. PJ’s has nailed the charming small-town cafe feeling, but the sandwiches alone make it worth the trip.

Tossed and Found Art
You can almost always eye a Tossed and Found Art piece by Bruce Furlin in a local Madison gift shop or gallery, because it will usually have a doll’s eye somewhere in its composition. The artist has added eyes to baseballs, blocks, vintage cameras and the like to create mixed-media pieces he calls “Eyepods.” He uses salvaged items for most of his art. Find it at Hatch Art House. @tossedandfoundart

Art Lit Lab
Arts + Literature Laboratory’s nearly all-glass facade puts visual, literary and performing arts front and center. As a passerby at 111 S. Livingston St., you’ll likely catch a glimpse of a musical performance, a gallery exhibit or maybe a spoken word event. The visibility alone makes art feel accessible for all at ALL.

Pint Sized Parties
Amanda Thomas of Pint Sized Parties provides special touches that take your party up a notch. She can go big with your event, or she can literally go pint sized. Party Pints are pint containers filled with fun goodies or an activity that can help you celebrate smaller occasions like a promotion at work or a lost tooth. She does bigger party decor, too.

Supper Club Map
The subject of coffee table books, local magazine covers and textile memorabilia, the Wisconsin supper club is celebrated in so many ways nowadays. Add to that list a supper clubs map created by Michelle Wilberding-Koberstein of Pink Squirrel Studios. Wilberding-Koberstein loves art and graphic design, and the map features her hand-drawn illustrations.

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