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2008 Stories by James Norton

Archives: 2008
  • Ricky Shaws brings some flair to the traditional Chinese menu

    published July 9, 2008

    As gastronomic genres go, Chinese food has had a pretty rough run. The granddaddy of Asian ethnic cuisine in the United States, the Chinese... More >>

  • People Food

    published July 2, 2008

    Soul: Some restaurants got it, some don't. It's a difficult thing to nail down with any certainty—in general, it's easier to talk about... More >>

  • Strange Brews

    published June 25, 2008

    Every once in a while, you meet a True Believer. A hardliner. The type of person who glows from within with a laser-like intensity. The type of... More >>

  • Love Indian food? Take a trip to Gandhi Mahal

    published June 18, 2008

    If you're a fan of northern Indian cuisine—with its luscious, fluffy pieces of naan and deeply spiced, creamy curries such as korma and... More >>

  • The Cheese Artist

    published June 11, 2008

    Cheesemaking happens on many levels. There are 250,000-pound-a-day operations that ship out cheese using fleets of tractor-trailers,... More >>

  • More Maria, Less Luigi

    published June 4, 2008

    Totino's Italian Kitchen—open since 1951 in general, and for the last couple of months in its new Mounds View location—is the kind... More >>

  • The Wings of Angels

    published May 28, 2008

    CHELLY'S CAFE 3758 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis 612.825.6464 There can, will, and... More >>

  • Wrong Turn

    published May 21, 2008

    If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to feel pure, primal rage directed at a plate of strawberry-stuffed French toast, head over to the... More >>

  • Thai Soul Food

    published May 14, 2008

    RUAM MIT THAI 475 St. Peter St., St. Paul 651.222-.871; More >>

  • Hit or Miss

    published May 7, 2008

    SEÑOR WONG RESTAURANT 111 Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul 651.224.2019; More >>

  • Shh! Colossal Cafe is great

    published April 30, 2008

    COLOSSAL CAFE 1839 E. 42nd St., Minneapolis 612.729.2377 To the best of my... More >>

  • The Great 2008 Dog Crawl

    published April 16, 2008

    As spring advances, hot dogs get increasingly delicious. They evoke street vendors, ball games, and grill-outs, and, as the temperature starts... More >>

  • Roseville's China Jen is an old-school adventure

    published April 9, 2008

    CHINA JEN 2193 Snelling Ave., Roseville 651.633.3113 Word on the street is that... More >>

  • The Best of Both Worlds

    published April 2, 2008

    T'S PLACE 2713 E. Lake St., Minneapolis 612.724.8868 •  More >>

  • Qoraxlow: enigmatic, but rewarding

    published March 26, 2008

    Enter the word "Qoraxlow" into Google and all you get are a bunch of barebones listings, all referring to the enigmatic, windowless East... More >>

  • Patrick's Bakery and Bachman's: Garden of pastry delights

    published March 19, 2008

    I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with... More >>

  • Porky's, Part II

    published March 12, 2008

    Stepping into the new Porky's on Central Avenue in Northeast can be an overwhelming experience. When you walk in, you're likely to hear soul... More >>

  • Barbette's executive chef speaks

    published March 5, 2008

    If you're hungry and in Uptown, Barbette has you covered, no matter what time it is: breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Inspired by... More >>

  • Marla's: a ray of Caribbean sunshine

    published February 27, 2008

    Few things take the edge off of a Minnesota February like home cooking from a warm part of the world. Trinidad, with an average temperature... More >>

  • Hyderabad: Indian on a Budget

    published February 20, 2008

    HYDERABAD HOUSE 1831 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis 612.706.3292 Although named for... More >>

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