July 2 Morning Roundup

Rick Nelson hails the season’s first heirloom tomatoes and provides a couple recipes, check this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine for a profile of Will Allen, an inner-city farmer in Milwaukee, Red Pepper takes a shot at the seemingly critic-proof Cowboy Slim’s, Wine Enthusiast magazine has some kind words for the locally headquartered Crispin Hard Cider, Caffrey’s gets a big shout-out for a lovely-looking hot pastrami and Swiss on the Heavy Table’s Flickr pool, and watch a Kiwi almost call Minnesota “Minneapolis” in the process of doing a videotaped sales pitch for his Minus5 ice bar in Stillwater.