Posts byJames Norton

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.

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.

Courtesy of St. Croix Chocolate Company

The 2017 Minneapolis-St. Paul Valentine’s Day Cheatsheet

The 2017 Valentine’s Day Cheatsheet will help you make the perfect reservation, pick the finest chocolates, or drown your sorrows in bratwurst and kraut.

Tricia Cornell / Heavy Table

Heavy Table Hot Five: Feb. 3-9

Delicious pork buns from a University Avenue restaurant, a killer cardamom breve from the Bachelor Farmer Cafe and more on the Hot Five.