The Churn: The Underground Butcher and More

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

NOVEMBER 6, 2012: Andrew Zimmern has a hot dog throwdown against Jack Riebel of Butcher & the Boar. Madison’s Underground Food Collective opens The Underground Butcher tomorrow, featuring sandwiches, cheeses, and cured meats. A big rave for the bagels at Common Roots. Two quick hit reviews from Stephanie March: Mosaic (here’s ours) and The Kenwood (ditto). Downtown Journal tells the story behind Duluth institution Fitger’s backing off of its move into Minneapolis. A visit to Andale Taqueria and Mercado on 77th and Nicollet. And a preview of Nuff in Northeast. Also: Check out our recipe pins on Pinterest, including seeded maple granola.

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James Norton

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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