A St. Croix Dining Trip, Rival House Opens, and More

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table
Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

The future of craft beer in Jordan, MN, may have been derailed by a landslide. The buzz on the upcoming high-end eatery Merchant. Rick Nelson takes an epic trip along the St. Croix (pictured: appetizers from Domacin). A visit to St. Paul’s newly opened Rival House Sporting Parlour. Out: Anodyne. In: Bull Run. And the Marvel bar debuts the world’s first alkaline cocktail, featuring Gamle Ode Celebration Aquavit, Aperol, and Amaro Ramazzotti fortified with sodium bicarbonate.

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.