The Weekend Starts Now: DJ Shannon Blowtorch

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

The Weekend Starts Now taped its ninth show at the Solar Arts by Chowgirls event space on Thursday, August 6.

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 the Chef Shack Ranch on August 17 (tickets available here).

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 ninth episode here

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION

Taylor and James dish the dirt on the difficulty of dishing dirt.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 2: DJ SHANNON BLOWTORCH

We check in with Shannon Blowtorch, one of the area’s best-known DJs and promoters.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 3: ALEJANDRA PELINKA OF NEMAA

Taylor and James are in Northeast for this episode, so what better guest than the executive director of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA)?

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 4: EMILY RHEINGANS OF MON PETIT CHÉRI

Emily Rheingans, the woman behind one of the city’s hottest new bakeries, joins us — and brings brown-butter peach rolls.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 5: YOUR TOP THREE

Taylor and James talk food, music, movies, and more to prep you for your weekend.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

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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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