The Weekend Starts Now: Dan Schwarz of Lift Bridge

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

The Weekend Starts Now taped its sixth show at PUBLIC kitchen + bar on Monday, June 22. This episode features the music of Ryan Traster.

This weekly podcast is a joint project of the Heavy Table and Secrets of the City, and it covers art, music, food, drink, culture, and more in the Upper Midwest. If you’d like to join us for the next taping, we’ll be at Du Nord Cocktail Room on Thursday, July 23. Tickets: DuNord

You can follow and listen to the show on Soundcloud. And you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Becca Dilley Photography

Becca Dilley Photography

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Hear the whole sixth episode here

Brenda Johnson / Heavy Table

Brenda Johnson / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION

Taylor and James talk about the hot new restaurant Nighthawks.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 2: DAN SCHWARZ OF LIFT BRIDGE BREWERY

The guys check in with brewer Dan Schwarz from Stillwater’s Lift Bridge Brewing Company.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 3: THE QUIZ

It’s time for the quiz! Emily and Chris throw down for serious prizes.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 4: BELLE VINEZ AND RIVER FALLS BACON BASH (SPONSORED SEGMENT)

Angel and Shannon Zimmerman, the team from the Belle Vinez winery, talk about winemaking in Wisconsin. And River Falls Chamber Tourism Marketing Manager Judy Berg talks up the upcoming River Falls Bacon Bash and the festival’s status as a 2015 Super Qualifier Elite Event for the World Food Championships.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 5: BASILICA BLOCK PARTY

The guys interview Meghan Gustafson, event manager for this weekend’s Cities 97 Basilica Block Party.

 

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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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