Posts byJames Norton

Heavy Table Hot Five: Jan. 26-Feb. 3

The Hot Five celebrates some killer ramen at a French restaurant in St. Paul, baked oysters at the newly opened Red Rabbit, and more.

Dumpling in Howe, Minneapolis

Dumpling in Howe, Minneapolis, is turning out some first-rate banh mi and its namesake appetizer, elevating the casual food game in the process.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

The Tap: A Tsunami of Upscale Asian

A wave of new Asian and Asian-influenced restaurants is crashing on the shores of Minnesota: Jun, Young Joni, Dumpling, and much more.

James Norton / Heavy Table

Five Observations About the New Ha Tien Super Market

Ha Tien’s second, much larger location is open on the east side of St. Paul in a former Byerly’s store.

Joshua Page / Heavy Table

Heavy Table Hot Five: Jan. 20-26

The Hot Five features coffee liqueur from Du Nord, hummus from Esker Grove, a chicken meatball soup from Kyatchi and more wintertime delights.