The Brewery Boom Booms On and Morning Roundup

Big Wood Brewery hopes to set up a taproom in White Bear Lake (zoning code update required), Northgate Brewing is opening early this fall in Northeast and will make English session beers, DeRusha digs Cafe Levain and praises the short rib burger, a construction boom in Lowertown could bring some new restaurants and bars, Madison will soon be home to a local grenadine by Quince and Apple and a Death’s Door Spirits distillery, and why you should grill clams, cheese, and other crazy stuff.

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

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