The Churn: Wisconsin Winter Drinks and More

Kate NG Sommers / Heavy Table

Kate NG Sommers / Heavy Table

A Top Chef Just Desserts winner is opening a patisserie in Sioux Falls, SD. An obituary for Christine Walthour, the co-founder of local chocolatier B.T. McElrath. An exploration of Wisconsin’s winter drinks (cherry bounce, the Tom and Jerry, and Glühwein — and check out our Tom and Jerry story here). Brau Brothers are moving from Lucan to Marshall (plus tasting notes on their Rye Wyne). Milwaukee’s Sprecher Brewing is rolling out a hard root beer, and a look at Wisconsin local gourmet frozen makers. Parka and The Blue Door Pub are shuffling toward the finish line to finally open. And WACSO illustrates the Skyway’s cookie curmudgeon.

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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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