Mar. 19 Morning Roundup

Katie Cannon visits Meritage for Metromix, Rick Nelson checks out Rinata in Uptown and hails its “familiar, crowd-pleasing food,” the Strib reports that the Hotel Ivy is now offering daily afternoon tea ($15, $22 with sparkling wine or sherry), Chowhounds direct inquisitive Wisconsinites to the perch and bluegill fish fry at the Red Stag, and Teddy Hobbins gets a sneak peak at this weekend’s five-course dessert tasting with pastry chef Adrienne Odom at the Armatage Room.