Posts byJames Norton

The Tap: Restaurant Opening and Closings in September

A curated look at new restaurants, taprooms, and cocktail rooms in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, plus a look at restaurant closings.

Heavy Table Hot Five: Sep. 23-29

The Hot Five welcomes new dishes including an outstanding Cubano from the Red River Kitchen at City House plus a PinKU crispy shrimp dish from Local Crate.

James Norton / Heavy Table

Joia Spirit

Joia Spirit’s new sparkling, vodka-based canned cocktails are light on their feet, barely sweet and suffused with natural fruit and spice flavors.

Ted Held / Heavy Table

Heavy Table Hot Five: Sep. 16-22

(Oktober)Festbier from Fair State, 300 IPA by Fulton, smoked soup from the Bachelor Farmer and more on the Heavy Table’s Hot Five list.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

The Tap: Worshiping the Fire God

Hunks of homemade bread, local cheese, grilled fish, sausages – that’s the peasant end of the table, and where some of the future of food must lie.