Chez Jude Closing

More bad news on the heels of Nokomis shutting down: Grand Marais fine dining outpost Chez Jude is calling it quits after an Oct. 27 harvest dinner. Chef/co-owner Judi Barsness will continue the business in a new form: as a catering / private dinner party venture, potentially paired with a proposed North Shore Culinary Event Center. [Press release details as PDF.]

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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,, Minnesota Monthly, and City Pages (as a weekly restaurant reviewer).

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