Val’s Hamburgers in St. Cloud and Morning Roundup

A thoughtful essay on Val’s Hamburgers in St. Cloud; the Lowry Cafe is coming soon to Penn and Lowry Avenues; after 10-plus years of service, Chef Noah Barton is out at Chino Latino (via Barton personally; read our profile here); Iggers likes the food at Fogo but not the loud and frantic atmosphere; an impromptu beer and pie pairing session at Curran’s; Dara reviews Shefzilla (the book, not the person; our review is here); an autumnal dessert table; and an interview with Chef Eddie Hayes, Jr. of Ledge Rock Grille in Two Harbors.

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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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  1. Oh how I love Val’s. I feel a road trip to St. Cloud coming on…

  2. Dave Glad 10/18/2010 Reply

    Thanks for the love — Val’s is a fun place and a good alternative to the chains along that stretch.

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