Beard Award nominees for Best Chef: Midwest include Paul Berglund (above), Lenny Russo, and Michelle Gayer. A Wisconsin chef is crafting some ambitious jellies out of local beer. The fight over water quality in the Upper Midwest has ramifications for those who love local fish and wild rice. A post in praise of hand-drawn signage in stores. The Well Fed Guide to Life heads out to the Third Bird. A guide to seeking out Chinese restaurants via the local Chinese press, whether you read the language(s) or not. A taste of the first cress of spring from Trout Caviar and a sip of Borealis Fermentery’s Vinegoblin Belgian-style Pale Ale from The Bitter Nib. And some gorgeous Febgiving photo outtakes from Becca Dilley (see our story here).