Azia’s (Possible) Second Chance and Morning Roundup

Rachel reviews Patisserie 46: “I did sample a majority of the items and — this is the rarest of statements for a food critic — I would happily recommend every single one I ate” (here’s our initial take), a tale of two bars with legal problems in St. Paul, Dara digs into Azia’s status and possible salvation, Simple, Good, and Tasty is planning a pig roast and potluck Aug. 15, a mixed-to-negative review of Nicollet Island Inn, high marks from Teddy for the Seward Co-op turkey pepper melt, a thoughtful and often hilarious meditation on adopting the profession of “chef,” and Sweet Cheeks baby food makes the NY Times food blog (our profile here).