February 18 Morning Roundup

Cheese + Champagne samples Hook’s Bloomin’ Idiot, Dara flacks the Food & Wine Experience (she’ll be signing books, we’ll be signing books… check it out…), a favorable write-up for Crispin’s new cider (The Saint), Bill Roehl gets mistaken for a Heavy Table operative and finds Smashburger “quite good but too pricey,” the Well Fed Guide to Life hits The Anchor Fish and Chips, The Vegetarian scores high marks, Teddy digs the big fresh subs at Caffrey’s and Mecca loves the sandwiches at the St. Paul Cheese Shop, the best seed catalogs for your upcoming garden, Rick offers a taste of the past (reader-requested restaurant recipes), and the upcoming Gullah Grub Cafe promises good food and a spot of revitalization in North Minneapolis.