The Weekend Starts Now: Hempfer, Allen, and Henke

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

The Weekend Starts Now taped its eighth show at Du Nord Cocktail Room on Thursday, July 23. This episode features the music of Monica LaPlante.

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 Solar Arts Building this evening (Thursday, August 6), starting at 6 p.m. (tickets available here) and 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.

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Becca Dilley Photography

Our podcast is brought to you by Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels. Annie B’s has been handcrafting caramels and popcorn in small batches since 1978. Their products are all-natural, gluten-free, and made in Minnesota. Get a onetime discount of 20 percent off any order at anniebs.com with the promocode “Weekend.” Offer expires 8/31/15.

Hear the whole eighth episode here

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION

Taylor and James discuss the seriously booming situation in Lowertown, St. Paul.

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 2: SUMMIT BREWER NICK HEMPFER

Nick Hempfer, the creator of Make It So beer (part of Summit’s Unchained series and brewed with Earl Grey tea), drops by and brings a growler.

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 3: THE OPPOSITE GAME — MOVIES!

Taylor and James quiz guests about movies … to wit, movies that are the exact opposite of other movies. Prizes are won! Reputations are shattered! Well, no — not really the latter of those two ideas.

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 4: KRISTY LYNN ALLEN OF BEEZ KNEEZ AND MILES METZGER

We talk honey, bees, and honey mustard with Kristy Lynn Allen of Beez Kneez and mustard man Miles Metzger.

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 5: AMANDA HENKE FROM ANNIE B’S POPCORN AND CARAMELS

Taylor and James check in with Amanda Henke, half of the dynamic team behind show underwriter Annie B’s.

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

Bjorn Christianson / 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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