A First Look at Pacific Islander and Morning Roundup

The Onion brings us the bittersweet story of the Hamm’s beer bear being found dead in a “flop zoo,” Surdyk’s Flights makes #1 on a top-10 list of airport dining experiences (we liked it, too), the lowdown on Madison’s underground dining scene, Iggers writes up Pacific Islander (a new Filipino place at Midtown Global Market), details on Summit events during Craft Beer Week, Cub Foods’s parent company announces it “will source 100 percent of its top-twenty wild-caught seafood products from sustainable fisheries or those on a clear pathway to sustainability by 2015,” a (mixed) blog review of Los Ocampo, a blog knock of Raising Cane’s chicken in Apple Valley, the local beer / cheese pairings from the Michael Agnew / Becca Dilley / James Norton class at Cooks of Crocus Hill (Oh, what a nosh that was!), and a look at how the DNR fosters the next generation of walleyes.

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James Norton

James Norton is editor and co-founder of the Heavy Table. He is also the co-author of a book about Minnesota sandwiches and the people who eat them, the co-author of a book about Wisconsin’s master cheesemakers, and a daily video blogger for CHOW. His latest book is a guide to the food and restaurants of Minneapolis and St. Paul called the Food Lovers’ Guide to the Twin Cities. Norton has written about food for Culture: The Word on Cheese, Salon, Gastronomica, Popular Science, Saveur.com, Minnesota Monthly, and City Pages (as a weekly restaurant reviewer).

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