WACSO visits the 1029 Bar in Minneapolis. Rick Nelson hands three stars to the Kenwood (here’s our review). A primer from the Beer Baron on how to give beer for the holidays. A hymn of praise for the fried shrimp tacos at Sonora Grill. A preview of St. Paul’s Bang Brewing Co. Tasting notes for Schell’s Chimney Sweet and Snowstorm 2012: Biere de Noel. Author Beatrice Ojakangas is coming to Ingebretsen’s on Dec. 8 (here’s our interview with her). StoryCorp interviews Sarah Burt of Saucy Burt’s (pictured above, here’s our interview). And a midnight brunch in Fargo. As always, lots of food and recipes going on over on Pinterest, and look for our revamped Recipe Roundup this Wednesday.