March 23 Morning Roundup

The good, the bad, and the ugly of Firkin Fest (including “murky swill”!), Grain Belt is introducing a Nordeast-themed brew [via @TheHoltSteady], a tasty looking Crispin “Ciders & Sliders” dinner April 8 at Firelake (menu as PDF), a new chef at Kings, a writeup of the relatively new Cocina Latina (ours is here), DIY fish fry, and a mixed write-up for Il Gatto by Teddy. Also: The editor apologizes for the gout of stuff that will pour forth from the Churn today. Sometimes there’s just a lot going on.

By James Norton

James Norton is editor and co-founder of the Heavy Table. He is also the co-author of Lake Superior Flavors, the co-author of a book about Wisconsin’s master cheesemakers, and a regular on-air contributor to Minnesota Public Radio.