The Weary Traveler has been serving up great food on Willy Street for a decade now, and since 2007 they’ve been an official partner in REAP’s Buy Fresh Buy Local program. Their menu is full of delicious options for vegans, vegetarians, locavores, and conscientious omnivores alike. My favorites include Bob’s Bad Breath Burger and the Grilled Jordandal Farm Pork Chop, and the daily specials can be pretty amazing as well. (Follow @Wearychefjoey to learn about the specials via Twitter.) Even with its frequently high decibel level and cramped quarters (which have only gotten worse since the furniture in the Few side of the space was rearranged), the Weary ranks high on our list of Madison restaurants that we love.
And now there’s one more reason to celebrate Weary, thanks to an announcement in the REAP e-newsletter that I received just a few days ago:
“As if you needed another reason to eat at the always delicious Weary Traveler Free House, now you can dine out and give back at the same time! On Tuesday, February 7th, the Weary Traveler will kick off REAP’s new Restaurants Feeding the Future Program by donating 10% of their proceeds from lunch and dinner to REAP Farm to School!
“For years, Weary Traveler Executive Chef, Joey Dunscombe, has been a leader in the Chef in the Classroom movement. This new partnership is a wonderful step in the Weary Traveler’s ongoing efforts to find a meaningful way to give back to our community. Ten Percent Tuesdays will provide an opportunity to raise awareness about Farm to School and give customers a way to participate in the Weary Traveler’s special commitment to our local schools and farms.
“Head over to the Weary on Tuesday, February 7th (and the first Tuesday of every month) for awesome local fare and a chance to help keep kids connected to food and farms!”