Posts byJames Norton

Heavy Table Hot Five: Feb. 17-23

The Hot Five features a butternut squash cocktail(!) from Cafe Alma, Moon Tea from Sacred Blossom Farm and more food and drink from Minnesota and beyond.

Meatloaf from Everett’s Foods and Meats

Think of a good meatloaf as a well-made meatball, scaled up and baked into a pan, and treat it as such. The stuff from Everett’s is good.

Lucy Hawthorne / Heavy Table

Heavy Table Hot Five: Feb. 10-16

A mushroom melt from the New Scenic Cafe, some great porchetta in Faribault at the Smoqehouse, a scallop farewell to Grand Cafe and more in the Hot Five.

James Norton / Heavy Table

The Porchetta Sandwich at Smoqehouse in Faribault, Minn.

Faribault’s Smoqehouse is serving up some fine BBQ fare including a porchetta sandwich that must rank amongst the best in Minnesota.


The Tap: February Restaurant Openings and Closings

This week’s restaurant openings and closings, and what lies ahead: new Szechuan in the North Loop, and a remake for Grand Cafe.