The Bratwurst Battle and Morning Roundup

A “biggest bratwurst” war brews in Wisconsin (and it may have started right here: see comments), a beautifully illustrated trip to Piccolo, City Pages visits our North Coast Nosh (here’s our recap, too), Madison’s excellent Fromagination cheese store celebrates five years of business, Chef Shack’s Bay City restaurant opens Oct. 31, a profile of Lift […]


WI Craft Brew in Danger and Morning Roundup

Trouble is brewing for craft brewers in Wisconsin, the Star Tribune’s Taste 50 is back (featuring Turtle Bread Co., Common Roots bagels, baker Solveig Tofte, and 47 others), Zimmern interviews Milwaukee Chef Jason Gorman of Iron Horse Hotel (interview includes helpful list of Gorman’s favorite Milwaukee restaurants), a first-look snapshot from the soft-opening of Turtle […]


Pearson’s in Edina Closes and Morning Roundup

The Obamas enjoy some home brewed honey ale and three different beers from Green Bay’s Hinterland restaurant and brewery, Pearson’s in Edina closes after nearly 40 years (although some popular dishes will live on), a Cicerone’s perspective on Winterfest 2011, talkin’ fromage with Ken Monteleone, one of Madison’s best cheesemongers, Local D’Lish will be hosting […]