January 15 Morning Roundup

Much buzz about the soon-to-open Forum in the old Goodfellow’s Space (including a Dara interview with restaurateur Jim Ringo), a preview of the Beer Dabbler at the St. Paul Winter Carnival, it takes Rachel “three meals, eight appetizers, ten entrĂ©es, five desserts, and several hundred dollars” to find a great bite at Il Gatto (we just ordered the sausage grinder, for what it’s worth), Zimmern slams Maggiano’s and praises Sapor, a fascinating clarification on the gender-segregated seating at Qoraxlow, MPR on Seward Market reopening a week after the triple homicide, an interview with Everett Myers of FruitShare, Rick Nelson lightly damns Volnay Bistro with somewhat faint praise, a rundown of non-terrible Kosher wine, Bell’s Hopslam merits a “B” over at the Captain’s Chair, a preview of the new Twins ballpark fare, and some well-deserved hype for the Trivia Mafia.