The Churn: Cold Climate Wines and More

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The Marquette and other locally developed cold weather grapes get their due in the Napa Valley Register (cold climate wines pictured above, from our 2011 reportage on the International Cold Climate Wine Competition). A 15-minute mini-doc about Twin Cities co-ops, from the film Food For Change, but it bizarrely omits any mention of the spectacularly relevant “co-op wars” (via Daughter Number Three). Tilia is selling a limited edition T-shirt, with proceeds going to the Linden Hills Farmers Market. Madison food cart Igo Vego makes a “top 10 healthiest US food carts” list, and local street food makes this list of 101 best food trucks, including Bloomy’s Roast Beef (#95), Vellee Deli (#92), Sushi Fix (#90), Smack Shack (#32), and Chef Shack (#10). And City Pages reviews the new Uptown late-night haunt Nightingale.

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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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