July 24 Morning Roundup

A powerful insight into 25 cent bacon at The Cedar Inn posted on Because Emily Says So, Katie heads to Blackbird and then has a toasted-coconut caramel sundae (recipe provided) for dessert, high praise from a chowhound for Lemongrass Thai in Brooklyn Park, much ado about beets, Heather Jansz’s curry night at the Highland Grill sold out, and a Star Tribune new bar round-up (Elixir, Barrio St. Paul, Cowboy Slim’s). Bonus: Keep an eye peeled for the Heavy Table’s West Bank Social Club 100-course dinner story, later today.