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The Churn: The Value of Old Steak and More

The Churn checks out a vintage menu from Murray’s steakhouse, an artful rendering of Glam Doll Donuts, and details on the future of Travail.

Natalie Champa Jennings / Heavy Table
Natalie Champa Jennings / Heavy Table

Morrissey’s Irish Pub opens its doors on Lake Street. WACSO documents the West Coast-style sugary love of Glam Doll Donuts (pictured above; here’s our review). A 1952 menu from Murray’s, back when the Silver Butter Knife Double Sirloin only cost $8.60. (Which, uh, is about $72.90 in contemporary dollars. Also: Here’s our review of Murray’s new bar menu.) A detailed roundup of local Beard Award nominees. Here’s your chance to win restaurant space for a year, rent-free from Tyler Florence. (In Burnsville or in Wausau, WI. In a mall.) And details on the three-restaurant split that Travail is undergoing as it closes temporarily for renovation.

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.