The Churn: 3 Million Open Arms Meals

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

The latest: A blogger offers articulate praise for Piccolo in general and the scrambled brown eggs with pickled pig’s feet, truffle butter and Parmigiano in particular. (We were just at Piccolo for a terrific family meal.) We wonder which anonymous area restaurant charged Jason DeRusha $5 for 4 ounces of orange juice. The Nook offers beer for breakfast, which is to say a $12 deal featuring a chorizo and beef jucy lucy stuffed with cheese and onions and topped with ham and a fried egg, plus fries, plus a pint of Founders Breakfast Stout. Open Arms has served up its three millionth free meal for local people with life-threatening illnesses. Heavy Table contributor Becca Dilley has posted some lovely photographs from her Culture Magazine story on Shepherd’s Way Farms. And a review from the Wisconsin State Journal of Madison’s high concept, Underground Food Collective-spawned new restaurant, Forequarter. Oh, and for those of you wondering about this new, wordier Churn format — we’re tinkering around with a new look for Heavy Table that will shake up the way we present the Upper Midwest’s food and drink news. Stay tuned!

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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.

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