The Charlie Awards Debut and Morning Roundup

Say hello to an interesting new MNMO/METRO/Mpls. St. Paul food-related honor called the Charlie Awards, Sweets Bakeshop is rolling out some potential new cupcake flavors [PDF] for public sampling and commentary this Saturday (Aug. 13), Rachel writes about Deane’s Kombucha and its alcohol problem, a review of Ecopolitan, Well Fed Guide to Life heads to Vic’s, cicerone Michael Agnew is teaching a continuing ed class at the U on the brews and breweries of the Upper Midwest, and some local musings on the relationship between Judaism and food.