December 18 Morning Roundup

Jason DeRusha proudly proclaims the continued existence of Porter & Frye, Dara points out some of the coolest dining experiences to be had in the depths of a Minnesota winter, Kathie Jenkins provides a rundown of restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Day, artisan cheese classes at Shepherd’s Way Farms, Stephanie March puts together a Serious Foodist gift guide, a passionately detailed and mixed review of Little Szechuan, and New Scenic Cafe’s croque provencal sandwich is apparently “genius.”