Sopranos Love and Morning Roundup

Rachel praises the “sophisticated yet versatile approach to Italian fare” at Sopranos (we hated the name, but agreed with her about the food), locally produced Food Network mega-hit Diners, Drive-ins and Dives may be locally produced no more, the City of Minneapolis offers vacant lots to community gardeners, a man in Wisconsin has eaten his 25,000th Big Mac and lived to talk about it, local blogger Bogart Loves is turning farmers market baker, Iggers visits some food carts, the Well Fed Guide to Life podcasts from the not-even-open-yet Republic, and Chef Sameh Wadi makes it to the semi-finals in’s national “Innovators” bracket competition (vote early and vote often!).