Pollo Campero Reviewed and Morning Roundup

A DC food blog raves up Surly’s Coffee Bender (which is served at exactly one DC-area restaurant), some bold ways to pair beer and chocolate, a thoughtful (and intriguing) look at Pollo Campero in St. Paul, one of the more withering Rick Nelson ledes in quite some time (“There are several reasons why Rojo Mexican Grill is worth a visit. I’m sorry to say that eating isn’t near the top of the list.”), a new organization dedicated to tracking down clean pint glasses in local beer-serving establishments, looks like alpaca’s going to be popping up on menus, a Duluth lawmaker wants to legalize alcohol sales on Sundays in part to staunch a giant outflow of tax revenue over to Wisconsin, two Wisconsinite food writers deconstruct the Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest (here’s our coverage from last year), and ESPN gives the Wisconsin cheese industry a bit of love.

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

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