Where we find great food and beverage stuff from the Upper Midwest while highlighting some of our own content now and then. We hope you enjoy it.
The Kenwood. Minneapolis.
Photographed for MSP Magazine. “Best of Breakfast”
The cheese curds [at Cafe Maude] — the Faribault Dairy Caveman Curds ($6) — stopped us in our tracks. It was one of those moments when your companion casually takes a bite of food, then stops dead still, lets her eyes grow wide, and motions urgently that you must. try. this. now. — even before she finishes chewing. The crust was tempura-light and perfectly crispy, even when the curds cooled (and how on Earth did we even let them cool?), flecked with paprika and a hint of the North African spices that set Cafe Maude’s global comfort food apart. Dipped in the sweet and complex tomato coulis, they were perfect. Perfect.
What goes better together than wine and cheese? Authors and cheese. The Airship paired ten gourmet cheeses with famous writers. Virginia Woolf is goes well with a Bayley Hazen Blue. “This Stilton-like blue is a mix of narratives – the Mrs. Dalloway of cheeses, if you will.”
Try this at home!
George R. R. Martin = Red Dragon
Tao Lin = String cheese
Cheryl Strayed = Purple Haze