The Churn

The Churn: A Picture of Vegetables and More

The Churn digs into a local wine contest, that damn Ferris wheel restaurant thing, and a new beer … that tastes like mini donuts!

Isabel Subtil / Heavy Table
Isabel Subtil / Heavy Table

A new grocery store chain called Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets, featuring a large fresh produce section, is due to arrive in 2014 (above, what fresh produce might look like). Did we already post a link to that ridiculous Ferris wheel restaurant idea in NE? If not, there it is. If so, there it is again. After many years and countless slain, the Food Court Wars are over; to the victor goes the Pimento Jamaican Kitchen. Anybody heard about that Lift Bridge mini-donut beer yet? Oh, you have? Where? Oh, everywhere. Well, it’s remarkable that people have clued in on something so subtle. This just in: restaurants with patios. Another profile of Dashfire Bitters (here’s ours). And alliteration carries the day as a story on cold climate wine reveals that Minnesota is “going great grapes.”

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.

3 replies on “The Churn: A Picture of Vegetables and More”

I have to say … rather enjoyed the bit of snap and sass in the Churn today. Carry on!

I can’t even begin to explain how tired I am right now. Expect the sass to continue until I catch up on sleep, an event currently scheduled for late September / early October.

Doesn’t a Ferris wheel make a sizable portion of the populace puke? Bad restaurant idea.

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