Local Wine and Morning Roundup
Minnesota wineries are struggling to deal with this year’s weather, violence jolts the Wisconsin State Fair, Madison’s Old Fashioned restaurant makes USA Today’s 10 Great Places to Eat Like a Local (it headlined our where to eat in Madison feature), the food trucks just keep comin’, some gorgeous North Shore adventures (stay tuned for our Lake Superior travelogue this Wednesday), Dara writes up Star Prairie Trout Farm (we visited it in 2009), some scenes from a Summit anniversary dinner, a gorgeous Grain Belt sign circa 1919, Rick’s three picks for food trucks to follow on Twitter (including Saucy Burt’s, which we recently profiled), a tour of the Powderhorn neighborhood including Mercado Central and Ingebretsen’s, Crave scores some low marks, and how Richwood Winery is focusing on local grapes.
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, Saveur.com, Minnesota Monthly, and City Pages (as a weekly restaurant reviewer).