Porky’s Withdrawal and Morning Roundup

Republicans in the legislature are fighting passionately to “water down Minnesota’s wild rice pollution rules,” writes the Strib, the as-of-yet theoretical Steel Toe Brewing has turned to Kickstarter for support, a Bill Ward look at “beer geeks” featuring a glossary, a story on an 11th-hour bid to save Porky’s drive-in features my 2011 Comment of the Year (“WE R TRYING 2 SAVE PORKY’S IT A LANDMARK IF U DO LIKE PORKY’S MOVE OUT OF MN”), could the newly minted Sorpanos Italian restaurant possibly be “worse than Olive Garden?” a local interview with Greg Koch of Stone Brewing, a eulogy for Porky’s, and some gorgeous photos from a local home brewing session.

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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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