Happy Days at Gordy’s Hi-Hat

Visiting Minnesota’s beloved burger joint I get excited when I see Black Bear Casino. It means I’m close. I skipped breakfast to start my drive north on Interstate 35 through the early fog. I passed the usual landmarks along the way: the Forest Lake interstate merge and the North Branch Outlet Mall, which signals I’m … [ Read more]

Minnesota’s Food Identity, and the Many-Headed Problem of #grapegate

Photos by Becca Dilley, Lake Superior Flavors Unpacking the New York Times’ “legitimately offensive decision.” First things first: A disclaimer. I have an unqualified love for New York City and the New York Times. I lived in Brooklyn for a glorious year and a half. Over that time period I fell in love with the place, … [ Read more]

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Curry Diva Salad with Grilled Shepherd’s Song Lamb & Boom Island Brewing Company’s Thoprock IPA

One Chef, One Farm, One Beer By Monica Walch, Dinner On The Farm You can’t get much closer to your food than having dinner on the farm. These events are affordable and family-friendly, allowing access to all who are interested in learning where their food comes from. On top of that, a portion of the … [ Read more]