Pop!’s Debt Crater and Morning Roundup

When Pop! St. Paul went down, it cost the city $96K, the Well Fed Guide to Life heads out to Rinata and talks about the Food & Wine Experience (and kicks off its giveaway of Heavy Table staffer-written book Minnesota Lunch: From Pasties to Banh Mi), the downtown St. Paul Tea Garden is kaput, a profile of pub-and-whiskey magnate Kieran Folliard (and if you haven’t seen our sketches from The Local, gaze upon them), Mayor Rybak is in the pro-Surly brewery camp, a review of Schell’s Rauchbier, and the sap is flowing, finally. So it’s kind of like spring. Other than the snow.