November 17 Morning Roundup

Saffron announces its Spice Trail spice blends (our story is on its way), local beer maven Michael Agnew will be contributing to a new feature, announcing Big Goddamn Steak Night 2009 (yeah, but will it measure up to Febgiving 2010?), Dara and Katie both spotlight some restaurants for the home-cooked Thanksgiving-phobic, the Skyway’s Cafe di Napoli is being replaced by a Vescio’s, some serious griping about the service at L’Ecosse, which is certainly among the most singularly interesting places to eat in Minneapolis, and Matt’s Bar is put into perspective.