The Weekend Starts Now: Mayor Betsy Hodges and More

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

The Weekend Starts Now taped its second show in the beautiful Afghan Room at The Bachelor Farmer on Thursday, May 28.

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 next taping, we’ll be at PUBLIC kitchen + bar on Monday, June 22. Tickets: PUBLIC kitchen + bar

You can follow and listen to the show on Soundcloud, or play the show (or individual segments) by following the links below. And you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

This show’s musical selections are from two great local groups, The Federales and their album Blues, Bourbon & Burritos and the original soundtrack for Maid of Gold by Pear. 夫婦 on the Always Human Tapes label.

Becca Dilley Photography

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 episode here, or go segment-by-segment …

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION

Taylor and James run down a few of their favorite things, including Ecuadorean Bandeja Paisa at El TequilaLes interdits at Alliance Francaise, the mayoral ribbon cutting at the Smallest Museum in St. Paul, more.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 2: MINNEAPOLIS MAYOR BETSY HODGES

James and Taylor get into it with the mayor of Minneapolis, talking about the new North, the evolution of the city’s cultural scene, and — of course — everyone’s favorite Christmas move, Die Hard.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 3: THE WEEKEND STARTS NOW QUIZ

Audience members Sarah, Steph, and Andy tackle the show’s hard-hitting current events / music / miscellany quiz, competing for some fat gift certificates provided by Clancey’s Meats and Fish in Linden Hills.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 4: WACSO AND M.C. CRONIN

Illustrator WACSO (Walkin’ Around Checking Stuff Out) and his writing partner M.C. Cronin join the hosts on stage to talk about their ongoing Heavy Table Central Avenue Checklist, an effort to visit, illustrate, and review every independent restaurant on Central Avenue NE between 694 and Broadway Street.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 5: MURDER SHE WROTE WITH ROSS PFUND

Writer Ross Pfund delves deep into the glory and mystery of Murder She Wrote, the best, old, binge-watchable TV series you’ve probably not yet bothered to explore. Follow his adventures at Murder She Wrote, He Wrote.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Facebook Comments

comments

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.

Visit Website