June 24 Morning Roundup

Jason’s Deli, a Texas-based restaurant chain known for healthy food, is opening as many as 10 Twin Cities’ locations in the next five years, if you’re in a lavender mood, try some lavender strawberry lemonade, some fascinating background on the (locally created) walnut burger, the Well Fed Guide to Life podcasts from Barrio, coverage from the 6th Annual Leinenkugels Family Reunion in Chippewa Falls, WI, mussels in gingered beer from Stephanie, more garlic scapes, a patriotic defense of the St. Paul Farmers Market, another look at the Naked Grouse Scotch from the Captain’s Chair (here’s ours), and Zoe Bakes discovers the simple joy of having some dude named Stefan do all your gardening for you.