The Churn: Gin-Ka for the Holidays and More

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

A taste (and explanation) of local Hmong pizzerias including Checkerboard and Palace’s Pizza. Rachel tries to make sense of Gin-Ka, the gin / vodka blend made by Phillips (vintage bottle pictured above, far left). Joshua Page has a bummer of a meal at True Thai. Lucid Brewing gets a greenlight to kick off growler sales, which should start up in January [PDF of press release]. A journey into the dark heart of fruktkaka. And John Garland heads over to The Devil’s Advocate for some food and beer pairings.

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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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