A taste (and explanation) of local Hmong pizzerias including Checkerboard and Palace’s Pizza. Rachel tries to make sense of Gin-Ka, the gin / vodka blend made by Phillips (vintage bottle pictured above, far left). Joshua Page has a bummer of a meal at True Thai. Lucid Brewing gets a greenlight to kick off growler sales, which should start up in January [PDF of press release]. A journey into the dark heart of fruktkaka. And John Garland heads over to The Devil’s Advocate for some food and beer pairings.