The Churn: Summit Expands and More

Summit founder Mark Stutrud

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

NOVEMBER 5, 2012: A passion for good food has resurrected The Avenue Eatery in North Minneapolis. Summit Brewing will offer commemorative steins (with purchase of beer) on Nov. 9 to celebrate the breaking of ground for its cellar expansion (pictured above: Summit founder Mark Stutrud). MN Locavore offers 10 different places to find a Minnesota Thanksgiving turkey. Wisconsin’s Beer Baron columnist offers a review of Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin’s Historic Bars and Breweries. Some details on Lift Bridge’s Commander barleywine ale and its release party. A look at the new, slightly less grass-fed PastureLand cooperative. There’s a new restaurant near Madison, WI ,that caters to board and role playing-game geeks: Traveler’s Hearth Cafe and Games. Tom Horgen gives the details on the club / restaurant / arcade Insert Coin(s). And blogger Jade Barker tells us how to read a cake recipe. Also: fans of local recipes should keep an eye on our Pinterest board, where we’re pinning local black olive bread, homemade horseradish vodka, horrifying bread babies, and much more.

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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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