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.

Bali on Eat Street, Minneapolis

Editor’s note: Bali is now closed. If you’ve never before tried Indonesian food, Bali is an ideal place to start. Chic decor and a welcoming vibe make this an approachable place to dine; a full bar and some expertly concocted drinks make waiting for a table a rare pleasure. The food itself is novel to […]


Amazing Thailand in Uptown, Minneapolis

Easily one of the most unusual Thai restaurants in the Twin Cities, Amazing Thailand marries an extremely lush and aggressively chic decor to Thai food with a surprising amount of funk and bite. While quality ranges from dish to dish, most of the entrees on offer are sophisticated and relatively soulful executions of American Thai […]


True Thai in Seward

Editor’s Note, 10.27.13: True Thai is now closed. Considering how universal Thai food is becoming, there is an amazing range out there in terms of the stuff’s impact. It can be tame, quiet, sweet, and completely subdued to even a bland Midwestern palate. Or it can be, as it is at True Thai, roaring with […]