Heavy Table Hot Five: July 10-16


Each Friday, this list will track five of the best things Heavy Table’s writers, editors, and photographers have recently bitten or sipped. Have a suggestion for the Hot Five? Email editor@heavytable.com.

Peter Sieve / Heavy Table
Peter Sieve / Heavy Table

1-new - oneFried Cheese Curds from Brooks High Beer Battered
Brooks High Beer Battered food truck, a newcomer on the scene, is beer-battering ginormous, ethereally fluffy cheese curds that will make you feel threatened by their sheer monumentality. Show those delicious curds who’s boss by eating them. They’re delicious.
[Debuting on the Hot Five | Via Twitter by Peter Sieve]

James Norton / Heavy Table
James Norton / Heavy Table

2-new - twoMargaritas 43
Triple sec is the weakest link in the classic margarita ā€” not a mistake, of course, but definitely replaceable. Try subbing in Licor 43, the Spanish vanilla-and-spices liqueur.Ā  Build your margarita at a 3:2:1 ratio (plato tequila:Licor 43:lime juice), salt the rim, shake it with ice, and you’re in business for the rest of the summer.
[Debuting on the Hot Five | Submitted via Instagram by James Norton]

Buckwheat crepes filled with sour cherry jam and topped with Bing cherries and ice cream.
Jane Rosemarin / Heavy Table

3-new - threeCherry Buckwheat Crepes
Seasonal, classic, delicious, and gluten-free, cherry buckwheat crepes are one of the most elegant ways to take advantage of the region’s short-but-glorious cherry season. Get cooking!
[Debuting on the Hot Five | Submitted from a collection of recipes by Jane Rosemarin]

Maja Ingeman / Heavy Table
Maja Ingeman / Heavy Table

4-new fourSticky Rice Beer at Urban Growler
Hold up: this may be the ideal summer beer. This light brew’s brimming with all the fruity flavor of sticky rice with mango, but none of the cloying sweetness. Take a swig; let it wash over your tongue in waves: first the fruity, bright taste of the mango and coconut, then the earthy, mild sweetness of the rice. Forget dessert. Grab a growler, grab your friends, and enjoy what little summer we Minnesotans have!
[Debuting on the Hot Five | Submitted by Maja Ingeman]

Paige Latham / Heavy Table
Paige Latham / Heavy Table

5-new -fiveLobster Mac and Cheese at Bradstreet Neighborhood Craft House
The lobster macaroni and cheese at the revamped Bradstreet Crafthouse is everything that mac ā€™nā€™ cheese should be. The pasta is cooked slightly past al dente and has huge chunks of lobster and a flavorful sauce that makes the plate complete. I wouldn’t change the dish one bit.
[Debuting on the Hot Five | Submitted by Paige Latham]